PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of Jeff Holcomb, President of Southeast Technical Institute and Tom Wollman, Lincoln County States Attorney, to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. Both have been appointed for two year terms effective immediately. Holcomb replaces Dr. Charles Kaufman of Vermillion on the Commission and Wollman replaces Meade County State’s Attorney Jesse Sondreal of Sturgis.
“Jeff has been the President/CEO of Southeast Technical Institute for 7 years and will bring a solid education component to the Commission,” said Jackley. “His years of experience in higher education make him the right choice for this appointment.”
“I would like to extend my appreciation to Dr. Kaufman for his extraordinary 36 years of service to law enforcement and the people of South Dakota,” said Jackley. “He is a dedicated public servant that has provided solid and steady guidance to our law enforcement community.”
“Tom Wollman is an experienced and respected prosecutor that has served as the Lincoln County State Attorney for almost a decade,” said Jackley. “Tom will bring a well-rounded perspective as the State Bar Association’s representation on the Commission.”
“We would also like to congratulate Jesse Sondreal on his new position as Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs with Jack Links Beef Jerky,” said Jackley. “His tenure in public service is to be commended including his work in developing South Dakota’s drug courts.”
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Tuesday, August 9, 2011
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215