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Airport Security Training Announced By Attorney General Mark Barnett

Airport Security Training Announced By Attorney General Mark Barnett

(Pierre) – In support of the heightened security needs at airports in South Dakota, Attorney General Mark Barnett has announced that his office will provide specialized training to law enforcement officers.  The Division of Criminal Investigation through the Law Enforcement Training section will conduct the training.  South Dakota law enforcement officers attending the course will learn about security operations that are unique to airports.  

Training of this type is distinct and was developed in response to recent events.  This is the first time that the state has offered this type of training for South Dakota officers.  Course content will deal with a wide variety of topics, including law enforcement jurisdiction and responsibilities specific to airports, such as, threat identification, checkpoint configurations, passenger rights, and incident management.  The first two courses, 20 hours each, are set for November 29 & 30 in Sioux Falls and December 17 & 18 in Rapid City.

“This training will provide important information to officers assigned to airports.  The security of our citizens and visitors to our state is vital.  More courses will be added as additional officers need the training.”  Barnett said.

The ongoing anti-terrorism activity our office has been coordinating is the result of a cooperative effort involving Governor Janklow’s Office and local law enforcement.

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