South Dakota

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South Dakota Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 1636 police officers in South Dakota’s criminal justice system.

12 State Law Enforcement Agencies in South Dakota

  1. South Dakota Board of Regents
  2. South Dakota Commission on Gaming
  3. South Dakota Department of Corrections
  4. South Dakota Department of Public Safety
  5. South Dakota Department of Revenue & Regulation
  6. South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
  7. South Dakota Division of Insurance – Insurance Fraud Unit
  8. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks – Conservation Officers
  9. South Dakota Highway Patrol
  10. South Dakota State Brand Board
  11. South Dakota State University Police
  12. University of South Dakota Department of Public Safety

58 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments in South Dakota

  1. Aurora County Sheriff‘s Office
  2. Beadle County Sheriff’s Office
  3. Bennett County Sheriff’s Office
  4. Bon Homme County Sheriff’s Office
  5. Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
  6. Brown County Sheriff’s Office
  7. Brule County Sheriff’s Office
  8. Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office
  9. Butte County Sheriff’s Office
  10. Campbell County Sheriff’s Office
  11. Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office
  12. Clark County Sheriff’s Office
  13. Clay County Sheriff’s Office
  14. Codington County Sheriff’s Office
  15. Corson County Sheriff’s Office
  16. Custer County Sheriff’s Office
  17. Davison County Sheriff’s Office
  18. Day County Sheriff’s Office
  19. Deuel County Sheriff’s Office
  20. Dewey County Sheriff’s Office
  21. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  22. Edmunds County Sheriff’s Office
  23. Fall River County Sheriff’s Office
  24. Faulk County Sheriff’s Office
  25. Grant County Sheriff’s Office
  26. Gregory County Sheriff’s Office
  27. Haakon County Sheriff’s Office
  28. Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office
  29. Hand County Sheriff’s Office
  30. Hanson County Sheriff’s Office
  31. Harding County Sheriff’s Office
  32. Hughes County Sheriff’s Office
  33. Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office
  34. Hyde County Sheriff’s Office
  35. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
  36. Jerauld County Sheriff’s Office
  37. Jones County Sheriff’s Office
  38. Kingsbury County Sheriff’s Office
  39. Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  40. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  41. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
  42. Lyman County Sheriff’s Office
  43. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
  44. McCook County Sheriff’s Office
  45. McPherson County Sheriff’s Office
  46. Meade County Sheriff’s Office
  47. Mellette County Sheriff’s Office
  48. Miner County Sheriff’s Office
  49. Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office
  50. Moody County Sheriff’s Office
  51. Pennington County Sheriff’s Office
  52. Perkins County Sheriff’s Office
  53. Potter County Sheriff’s Office
  54. Roberts County Sheriff’s Office
  55. Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office
  56. Shannon County Sheriff’s Office
  57. Spink County Sheriff’s Office
  58. Stanley County Sheriff’s Office
  59. Sully County Sheriff’s Office
  60. Todd County Sheriff’s Office
  61. Tripp County Sheriff’s Office
  62. Turner County Sheriff’s Office
  63. Union County Sheriff’s Office
  64. Walworth County Sheriff’s Office
  65. Yankton County Sheriff’s Office
  66. Ziebach County Sheriff’s Office




62 City Police Departments in South Dakota

  1. Aberdeen Police Department
  2. Alcester Police Department
  3. Avon Police Department
  4. Belle Fourche Police Department
  5. Beresford Police Department
  6. Box Elder Police Department
  7. Brandon Police Department
  8. Brookings Police Department
  9. Burke Police Department
  10. Canton Police Department
  11. Centerville Police Department
  12. Chamberlain Police Department
  13. Cheyenne River Police Department
  14. Clark Police Department
  15. De Smet Police Department
  16. Deadwood Police Department
  17. Elk Point Police Department
  18. Eureka Police Department
  19. Freeman Police Department
  20. Gettysburg Police Department
  21. Gregory Police Department
  22. Groton Police Department
  23. Highmore Police Department
  24. Hot Springs Police Department
  25. Hurley Police Department
  26. Huron Police Department
  27. Lake Andes Police Department
  28. Lead Police Department
  29. Lemmon Police Department
  30. Lennox Police Department
  31. BIA Lower Brule Police Department
  32. Madison Police Department
  33. Martin Police Department
  34. Milbank Police Department
  35. Miller Police Department
  36. Mission Police Department
  37. Mitchell Police Department
  38. Mobridge Police Department
  39. Murdo Police Department
  40. North Sioux City Police Department
  41. Parker Police Department
  42. Parkston Police Department
  43. Philip Police Department
  44. Pierre Police Department
  45. Platte Police Department
  46. Rapid City Police Department
  47. BIA Rosebud Police Department
  48. Rosholt Police Department
  49. Scotland Police Department
  50. Sioux Falls Police Department
  51. Sisseton Police Department
  52. Spearfish Police Department
  53. Springfield Police Department
  54. Sturgis Police Department
  55. Tyndall Police Department
  56. Vermillion Police Department
  57. Wagner Police Department
  58. Watertown Police Department
  59. Webster Police Department
  60. Wessington Springs Police Department
  61. Winner Police Department
  62. Yankton Police Department

2 College/University Police Departments in South Dakota

  1. South Dakota State University Police
  2. University of South Dakota Police Department




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