Haakon County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Foley and Philip Police Officer David Butler.
Haakon County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Foley and Philip City Police Officer David Butler have completed the 12 weeks of the Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy in Pierre.
The 123rd session of the academy began on August 29 and graduation was November 18. These, and all officers, are encouraged to continue their education.
Both local men had the same classes. Academy training consisted of 520 hours of instruction spread over the twelve weeks. Testing for each week was on Friday.
The state covered the cost of the training – instruction, lodging, food, etc.