Staffing issues exist at law enforcement agencies

YANKTON, S.D.(KYNT)- Staffing issues continue to plague many businesses and companies not only in Yankton, but across South Dakota.

The lack of trained staff is not only an issue for businesses, but also for law enforcement agencies.

South Dakota Sheriff’s Association Executive Director Staci Akerman says law enforcement agencies need to work cooperatively.

Akerman adds that the staffing issues have prompted some counties in the north central part of the state to cross-deputize.

The majority of the staffing issues for law enforcement agencies are controlled at the local level.

Akerman adds that she will continue to advocate for more officers, especially in very rural areas.