FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Attorney General Appoints Allender to Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission
PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of Steve Allender Mayor of Rapid City to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. He has been appointed to a two-year term effective August 2015. Allender replaces Ken Tracy of Mitchell on the commission.
“Steve Allender has 30 years of law enforcement service to the State of South Dakota. Steve is continuing his public service as Mayor of Rapid City, and his diverse background will assist him with the important task of developing standards and training for law enforcement officers,” said Jackley. “I would also like to extend my appreciation to Ken Tracy for his years of service to law enforcement and the people of South Dakota.”
The South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission is an 11 person commission. Eight of the commissioners are appointed by the Attorney General. They represent the South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota Sheriff’s Offices, Police Departments, the State Bar Association, institutes of higher education, the Municipal League, County Commissioners and an enrolled tribal member who is a certified law enforcement officer. The other three commissioners are the Chief Agent from the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, a regional Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent, and the Attorney General. The Commission sets the training standards and certification process for the South Dakota law enforcement community.