2:01:11:04.  Investigation and dismissal of complaint. Upon the filing of a complaint requesting the revocation or suspension of the certification of a law enforcement officer, the executive secretary shall conduct an investigation of the allegations in the complaint, in accordance with the commission's internal operating procedures for complaints against certified law enforcement officers. The chairman of the commission may dismiss the complaint if it appears that the grounds alleged in the complaint are frivolous, clearly unfounded in fact, or in the opinion of the commission the appointing authority has adequately responded to allegations alleged in the complaint. If the complaint is not resolved or otherwise disposed of during the investigation, the commission shall give notice of and conduct a contested case hearing.

          Source: 14 SDR 81, effective December 6, 1987; 25 SDR 34, effective September 16, 1998.

          General Authority:SDCL 23-3-35(3).

          Law Implemented:SDCL 23-3-35(3).