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A delegation of local Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal leaders, led by Vice President Cyndi Weddell, along with tribal law enforcement, plan to attend an upcoming Tribal Public Safety Crisis Summit in Pierre.

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley Monday welcomed 23 officers, including 11 tribal law enforcement officers, to the state’s first-ever tribal enforcement specific training session

South Dakotans, Native and Non-Native, deserve and should demand to be safe in their homes, on their streets, and at their places of work. As Attorney General, and as a former US Attorney, State’s Attorney, and Tribal Prosecutor, I do not accept “jurisdiction” as an impediment to the ability and responsibility of law enforcement to collectively protect everyone in South Dakota, on and off reservations.

An historic endeavor for South Dakota as the Attorney General’s office hosts its inaugural Tribal Law Enforcement training session. The Flandreau Santee Sioux are not yet involved; however the initiative marks a significant step toward what the state hopes will be more cooperative and enhanced law enforcement capabilities across the state.

For as long as Sheriff Troy Wellman can remember, the acting Coroner for Moody County has been someone that was appointed. Local law states that the seat is an elected role, but Wellman can’t …

Major Bridget Flannery with the South Dakota National Guard and local VFW Post offered a token of appreciation this past week from the local post to officers with the Moody County Sheriff’s Office and Flandreau City Police Department this past Wednesday in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Given the ongoing controversy and strained relationships between Tribal nations across South Dakota and the Governor over comments made regarding the cartels and ongoing illegal drug activity on reservation lands across the state, Attorney General Marty Jackley and U.S. Attorney Alison Ramsdell of Flandreau this past Friday released the following statement:

In a move to return county law enforcement to full staff, Moody County Commissioners this past week approved the hiring of Deputy Samuel Ackerman.

Wellman, speaking with Moody County Commissioners, told them it was time — time to try and find someone to fill the position Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok had held with the county.

Brookings and Lake County Sheriff’s Departments are among those planning to ensure that Moody County has full law enforcement coverage on May 8th so that local officers and deputies can attend this year’s Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Pierre.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel from every corner of the state this past Thursday helped to escort Moody County Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok to his final resting place, a small, quiet country …

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