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Cam Corey

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In November, 2023, Cam joined Lake Area Technical College as the fifth Vice President in the college’s history. Prior to joining Lake Area Tech., Cam served the citizens of South Dakota as a law enforcement officer, retiring in June, 2023 after a storied 25-year career. Cam worked as a Deputy Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, and Assistant Director. Cam worked as a violent crime investigator specializing in sexual assault, child maltreatment, and homicide investigations. Cam investigated hundreds of sexual assault and child maltreatment incidents and dozens of death investigations/homicides. From 2021-2023 Cam oversaw all of the field operations of the DCI in South Dakota. In 2023, Cam requested and was granted assignment to create, build, and lead the DCI’s newly formed Special Victims Unit, which comprises of three divisions: Anti-Human Trafficking, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons, and Child Maltreatment response.

Cam has taught many Criminal Justice courses at several colleges and Universities in South Dakota. Cam is a subject matter expert in the areas of sexual assault, homicide, domestic violence, and child maltreatment investigations. .

In 2014, Cam was appointed by the South Dakota legislature and subsequently re-appointed in 2015, by Governor Dennis Daugaard to Jolene’s Law Task Force (JLTF) to study the effects of child sexual abuse in South Dakota and make recommendations to the South Dakota legislature. Through JLTF, Cam was one of the founders of the USD Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. In 2017, Cam founded REACH a multidisciplinary team within a child advocacy center. Cam has testified on several occasions before the South Dakota Legislature on bills pertaining to victims of crime. Additionally, Cam is a frequently sought after speaker regarding advocating for victims, leadership, and resiliency. Cam has sat on many local, state, and national boards.

Cam has received over 24 commendations in his law enforcement career. In 2018, Cam was awarded the prestigious Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Outstanding Service Award for his work in child maltreatment investigations, education, and response throughout South Dakota

Cam’s education includes a Master of Arts degree from Keiser University in Criminal Justice; a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Marty University in Criminal Justice; and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Western Dakota Technical College in Law Enforcement Technology.

Cam is actively involved in community efforts such as Elite Alliance Volleyball Club, Fraternal Order of Police including Cops and Kids. During the high school year, you can hear Cam calling Watertown Arrow volleyball matches and basketball games on ArrowTV.  Cam lives in Watertown with his wife Sarah and they have four children. 

Cam Corey
Vice President