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Police officer recruitment, retention & wellness

Sioux Falls Police Department
Sioux Falls Police Department

On today's show...

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds is critical of the timing of President Biden's immigration plan. But what does he think of the proposed policies themselves?

It's National Police Week, so we check in at the police department in South Dakota's largest city. Sioux Falls Police Chief Jon Thum dives into officer recruitment, retention and wellness. And we discuss one of the department's newest and furriest officers: Leo the therapy dog.

Kevin Woster had an up-close look at the statues on the Trail of Governors. He discusses his walking partner and the statue details you'll have to lean in close to see.

Plus, Tempe Javitz joins to discuss western U.S. history through the lens of her grandmother. Javitz is author of "Bighorn Visions: The Photography of Jessamine Spear Johnson" and speaker at the South Dakota Historical Society's May History Talks presentation.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.