Noem extends invite to California law enforcement officers to relocate to South Dakota

February 10, 2022
Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem is inviting Los Angeles County law enforcement officers who are facing potential firing over their personal health choices to move to South Dakota.

Four thousand Los Angeles County officers are facing potential firing over their vaccination status.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the governor said, “South Dakota honors our law enforcement officers, and we respect personal freedom. In particular, we appreciate the tireless work that law enforcement does to defend our freedoms. In South Dakota, you will not be fired for making personal health decisions. We would love to have you come join us.”

In October 2020, Governor Noem launched a campaign to recruit law enforcement officers to move to South Dakota. The campaign led to hundreds of law enforcement officers being hired in South Dakota.