Julian C. Beaudion is a Sr. Trooper with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Julian is married to Del’Inkka Beaudion and they have two daughters together, Jamiah and Jalayah. Julian attended Louisiana Tech University. Growing up in Louisiana, he developed a passion for creating opportunities to help others achieve their goals.
Julian began his career in Pierre, SD where he was part of the South Dakota Highway Patrol Capitol Protective Services and assisted with Executive Protection. Julian then transferred to the Sioux Falls squad area and immediately began to get involved in his community. Julian and his wife volunteer as basketball coaches for the YMCA, are small business owners, and are very active with SonRise Baptist Church in Tea, SD. Julian is an Executive Board Member of the South Dakota Highway Patrol Troopers Association, a member of the Sioux Empire Critical Incident Team, the lead speed measurement instructor for the State of South Dakota, a member of the South Dakota Highway Patrol Honor Guard, a recruiter for the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and a member of ESC (Establishing Sustainable Connections).
Julian has been very valuable in the effort of creating equality. He has been a constant positive voice to youth at Prairie View Prevention Services, participated in Shop With a Cop, participated in Kids, Cops, and Carts, served as a mentor to youth for the American Legion/South Dakota Highway Patrol Youth Trooper Academy, sat on multiple panels to discuss the betterment of our community, worked with the South Dakota Highway Patrol recruiting team to better diversify the organization, and worked with Think 3D Solutions to create training specifically for law enforcement to better understand diversity. Julian was also cross deputized recently to patrol on the Crow Creek Reservation and assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs with policing the Native American Community.