PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the reappointment of Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. Leidholt has been a member of the Commission since 2002 and this reappointment will allow him to serve another 2-year term.
“South Dakota is very fortunate to have Sheriff Leidholt continue to serve on this Commission,” said Jackley. “His 36 years of law enforcement experience are invaluable to both his community and the State through his work on this Commission.”
Leidholt has served at the Hughes County Sheriff for 16 years and is currently a 2nd Vice President for the National Sheriff’s Association’s Executive Board.
The South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission is a 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Thursday, July 7, 2011
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215