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Attorney General Marty Jackley

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

CONTACT:  Tim Bormann (605) 773-3215




PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the appointment of Andy Howe of Vermillion to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. He has been appointed to fulfill the remainder of the term of Mike Leidholt of Pierre.


“Andy Howe has over 30 years of law enforcement service including the past 16 years as the Clay County Sheriff. He is a Past President of the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, a current member of the SDSA Board of Directors, he has served on the 24/7 Sobriety Program Advisory Board and the MOCIC State Review Committee,” said Ravnsborg. “I would also like to extend my appreciation to Mike Leidholt for his years of service to law enforcement and the people of South Dakota.”


Howe is a Vermillion native and a graduate of the University of South Dakota.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and is active in the VFW and the Dakota Hospital Foundation.


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.