FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 23, 2019
CONTACT: Tim Bormann (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the appointment of Gary Gaikowski, Major Rick Miller of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the re-appointment of Randall Rosenau, to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. These appointments bring the commission to a full 11 members.
“I am pleased to be able to bring good, experienced, qualified members to the table for the Standards and Training Commission,” said Ravnsborg. “With all 11 spots filled the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission will be properly prepared to handle the issues that arise.”
Gaikowski is the Chief of Police for Sisseton-Wahpeton Law Enforcement. This is his first term on the Commission.
Rosenau is a Lawrence County Commissioner and will be taking on his second term on the commission.
Miller is an 18-year veteran of the South Dakota Highway Patrol and was appointed to the position of Superintendent on May 15, 2019. This is his first term on the Commission.
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.