Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office Responsibilities

The purpose of the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office is to provide  protection to the citizens of Brookings County. This involves the  prevention, detection, apprehension, prosecution, and detention of those  persons who violate criminal, civil, state, or local laws. We provide  assistance in emergency situations, medical distress, vehicle accidents, and animal control.

Department Divisions

Sheriffs Office

Proposed Detention Center Expansion

BKV County Commission meeting presentations:

Pre-Proposal Meeting (BKV Group) November 14, 2019
Workshop Presentation (BKV Group) October 15, 2019
Material Presentation (BKV Group) October 15, 2019
County Board Presentation (BKV Group) September 24, 2019
County Board Presentation (BKV Group) September 3, 2019
County Board Presentation (BKV Group) August 6, 2019
Work Session Presentation (BKV Group) February 26, 2019
County Board Presentation (BKV Group) May 1, 2018
Detention Center Study (BKV Group) September 26, 2017

Warrant Lists

Active Felony Warrant List (updated every 15 minutes)
Active Misdemeanor Warrant List (updated every 15 minutes)


By contract, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement services to Aurora, Elkton, Volga, and White.


The office has 13 full time and three part time certified law enforcement personnel. This includes the jail administrator and correction sergeant, who are responsible for the detention center.

Other Duties of the Sheriff's Department

Law enforcement is only part of the work done by the Sheriff’s Office. The department also provides traffic and parking enforcement, welfare checks, emergency response, crime reporting, and investigative services. We maintain the criminal warrant file for the county, provide court security and transport prisoners both in and out of state as well as commitments to the Human Services Center in Yankton. We serve all court papers, including criminal, civil, protection orders, Executions of Judgment, and distress warrants.

Detention Center

The detention center, located at the Sheriff’s Office, has the capability of housing 54 adult inmates, both male and female. This includes the work release center, which can house up to 24 inmates. The detention center is also responsible for the 24/7 Sobriety Program and SCRAM programs.

Community Programs

Community programs such as Neighborhood Watch, D.A.R.E., R.S.V.P., and the K-9 Unit are also affiliated with the Sheriff’s Office.


The Sheriff's Office offers civilian fingerprinting on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

There is a $10 fee to be fingerprinted, we accept cash, check, or money order. Please bring exact change, some form of identification, and your fingerprint cards with you.

For enhanced concealed weapons permits please review the hand out you received from your concealed weapons course and be sure you have the following with you: your certificate, your fingerprint cards, and some form of identification.

 Please call our office at 605-696-8300 with any questions.