<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head><meta charset="UTF-8" /><title></title><meta name="Generator" content="PowerTools for Open XML" /><style>span { white-space: pre-wrap; } p.sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0 { margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 0; margin-right: 0; text-indent: 0.00in; text-align: justify; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 108%; } span.sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0 { color: black; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000000 { color: #0000FF; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000001 { color: black; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002 { color: black; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; padding: 0; } span.sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000003 { color: #0000FF; background: white; font-family: 'Times New Roman', 'serif'; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; padding: 0; } </style></head><body><div><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"></span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules?Rule=02:01:02:01"><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000000">2:01:02:01</span></a><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000001">.Minimum standards for employment.</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> A person may be employed or certified as a law enforcement officer only if the person:</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(1)Is a citizen of the United States;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(2)Is at least 21 years of age at</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> the</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> time of appointment;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(3)Has fingerprints taken by a qualified law enforcement officer;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(4)Is of good moral character;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(5)Is a graduate of an accredited high school or has a high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the commission;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(6)Is examined </span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">and certified, on forms prescribed by the commission, </span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner </span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">to be</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> able to perform the duties of a law enforcement officer;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(7)Is interviewed in</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">-</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">person by the hiring agency or its designated representative before employment. The interview must include questions to determine the </span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">person</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">'s general suitability for law enforcement service, appearance, personality, temperament, ability to communicate, and other characteristics reasonably necessary to the performance of the duties of a law enforcement officer;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(8)</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">Has undergone a background investigation by the hiring agency that includes an inquiry into the person's driving history, criminal history, previous employment, personal references, credit reports, social media accounts, and law enforcement training records</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">9</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">)Takes the oath of office as required by SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=9-14-7"><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000003">9-14-7</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> or </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=3-1-5"><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000003">3-1-5</span></a><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">. The oath may be taken before the nearest available judge of a court of record;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">10</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">)Has not unlawfully used any prescribed drug, controlled substance, or marijuana within one year before the time of application for certification;</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(1</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">1</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">)Is eligible to reapply for certification, if the person has for any reason failed to successfully complete the basic law enforcement training program;</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> and</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(1</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">2</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">)Has not had certification revoked, </span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">suspended, consented to decertification</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">, had an application for certification refused,</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> committed an act in violation of chapter </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules?Rule=02:01:11"><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000003">2:01:11</span></a><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">,</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> or been dismissed from </span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">a</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> basic training program</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> as a result of an act in violation of any basic academy handbook</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">, unless the commission upon application declares the person eligible for employment or certification.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"></span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000001">Source:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> SL 1975, ch 16, 1; 2 SDR 37, effective November 20, 1975; 8 SDR 82, effective January 13, 1982; 11 SDR 135, effective April 14, 1985; 12 SDR 1, effective July 17, 1985; 14 SDR 81, effective December 6, 1987; 25 SDR 34, effective September 16, 1998; 28 SDR 150, effective May 2, 2002; 32 SDR 225, effective June 26, 2006; 42 SDR 19, effective August 13, 2015</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">; 47 SDR 41, effective October 12, 2020; 47 SDR 130, effective June 6, 2021</span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"></span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000001">General Authority:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=23-3-35"><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000003">23-3-35</span></a><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(2).</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"></span><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000001">Law Implemented:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0"> SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=23-3-35"><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000003">23-3-35</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">(2), </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=23-3-42"><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0-000003">23-3-42</span></a><span class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dC0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26dP0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="sebf73a78-c679-41bd-9461-da5298e9b26d000002"> </span></p></div></body></html>