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Legal Information: South Dakota
22-19A-15. Delivery of protection order to law enforcement agency -- Notice of order to officers.
The petitioner may deliver an order for protection granted pursuant to § § 22-19A-8 to 22-19A-16, inclusive, within twenty-four hours to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the residence of the petitioner. Each appropriate law enforcement agency shall make available to other law enforcement officers information as to the existence and status of any order for protection issued pursuant to § § 22-19A-8 to 22-19A-16, inclusive.
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