SD Senator Rounds Takes Proactive Steps To Decrease Crime Crisis

(Rapid City, SD) — A South Dakota senator is taking a proactive step to bring down high crime rates. Senator Mike Rounds sent a letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior and urged “immediate action to address the pressing issue of law enforcement training.” Tribal leaders have been declaring states of emergency due to high crime because they don’t have enough officers to enforce the law. A majority of tribal law enforcement officers have to train at a facility in New Mexico, but the distance is making it difficult to recruit officers. In the letter, Rounds said it gives us a better chance if the officers could complete their training within the state and if a tribal law enforcement training center is established, it can help bring down the high crime rates.

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