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Former DCI supervisor returns to lead state law enforcement agency

By: - November 14, 2022 3:53 pm

A longtime law enforcement officer and former second-in-command at South Dakota’s top detective agency will now serve as its leader.

Dan Satterlee
Dan Satterlee (photo courtesy of South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation)

Attorney General-Elect Marty Jackley announced Monday that Dan Satterlee will serve as director of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Satterlee was assistant DCI director during much of Jackley’s first stint as Attorney General, which ended in 2018 when he unsuccessfully challenged Gov. Kristi Noem in a gubernatorial primary.

During the transition to Jackley’s return, Satterlee will take over for Interim DCI Director Chad Mosteller, who will remain in the role of assistant director.

Satterlee, a South Dakota State University graduate, is currently the coordinator for the South Dakota Fusion Center, the agency that compiles, analyzes and disseminates criminal intelligence to support terrorism prevention and the investigation of criminal activity.

Satterlee also served as a corrections officer and master sgt. in the U.S. Army Reserve.

“Dan Satterlee’s diverse experience in law enforcement, corrections, and the military has prepared him to lead the DCI as our new Director. The DCI has a rich history of earning the public’s trust by working directly with local law enforcement across our state to solve crime and to keep our communities safe, and we are committed to building upon this earned reputation,” Jackley said in a prepared statement.

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