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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 
To view the study put together by the BKV Group for the proposed detention center expansion, click here: Detention Center Study (BKV Group)

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.

To view the study put together by the BKV Group for the proposed detention center expansion, click here: Detention Center Study (BKV Group)

Community Programs

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

The Sheriff's Office does civilian fingerprinting on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The cost is $10.00 per person.