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Published October 26, 2010, 01:49 PM

Cass County's Sheriff named to two prestigious national positions

(WDAY TV) - His years commanding the SWAT team and working in crisis situations earned Cass County's Sheriff two prestigious national positions.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

He's been named to the Special Ops Committee and Drug Committee. The National Sheriff's Association has 20-thousand members nationwide.

He'll be on the committees with sheriffs from California, New York and everywhere else to address enforcement, drug and legislative issues. Laney says North Dakota is now getting its voice heard on a national stage.

"Help establish change, whether it's in our area or the national level and have an impact on drugs and how, how sheriffs of the nation tackle drug issues. And to be able to bring the voice of North Dakota, what our issues are here and the things we see here in this region. Now that's pretty big."

Laney is the first North Dakota representative to ever sit on these two committees.