Attorney general names new DCI investigation unit

Attorney general names new DCI investigation unit Attorney General Larry Long has announced that nine law enforcement officers were sworn in as part of a newly created Division of Criminal Investigation Reserve Unit. The DCI Reserve Unit was approved by the Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training Commission on March 24.

These individuals were chosen because of their experience in law enforcement and have over 180 years of law enforcement experience between them. The reserve unit was established to support the Division of Criminal Investigation during those times when extra assistance is a necessity.

In addition, the working time donated by the reserves will be a significant savings of money to the state of South Dakota.

"With many of our local law enforcement being called up to active duty it is important to have the extra assistance to rely upon," said Long. "These individuals have volunteered their time and expertise which is invaluable to our office and the state."

Those reserve agents who were selected include Marc E. Boddicker, John Boersma, Bernard W. Christenson, Fred Devaney, Christopher M. Grant, James L. Hansen, Douglas L. Quarve, John J. Wenande and William Whelchel.

Attorney General Long was in attendance for the swearing in which was held June 28 at in Seventh Circuit Court in Rapid City.

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