Spring 2014 Sheriffs Conference
The South Dakota Sheriffs’ Association was formed in 1953. The
association was originally organized by former Pennington County Sheriff
Best who wanted to form a committee of Sheriffs to share ideas and
work together toward common law enforcement goals in South Dakota.
Over the years it has evolved into a tremendous organization that
represents law enforcement issues at the legislature in Pierre every
well as representation at many state, federal and local committees
and organizations. All South Dakota Sheriffs are members of our association.
The SDSA provides scholarships to criminal justice/law enforcement
students each year. We also offer training to Sheriffs and other law
enforcement at least twice yearly at our Spring and Fall conferences
and do sponsor other trainings on occasion. It is a top priority to
our association that quality training and education be available to
Sheriffs as well as to our law enforcement leaders of tomorrow. The
Association also serves as an information network for Sheriffs throughout
the state, ensuring they are informed on current issues that could
impact their day to day duties as Sheriffs.