Brookings County Detention Center


As a precautionary measure, based on CDC recommendations of social distancing, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office has made the decision to close its office to the public. The intention of this closure is precautionary out of consideration for the safety and health of our staff, visitors, and inmates.

The closure will take effect Wednesday, March 18th at 12:00 Noon CST and will remain in effect until further notice.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to operate and provide services to the community. Citizens are being asked to contact our office via phone, email, and by utilizing online services and forms. Please see the “forms” tab for Concealed Weapons Permit applications, and Notice to Quit and Vacate paperwork.

Please utilize the lockbox in our entry way for dropping off inmate money, 24/7 fees, paying jail costs and dropping off completed Concealed Weapons Permit applications. To arrange property pickup or drop off, please contact the Detention Center.

We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our inmates, staff and visitors.

If you have any questions, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 605-696-8300

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

Inmate Population

The Brookings County Detention Center provides a secure holding facility for persons legally confined in Brookings County, including pre-trial, pre-sentence, and sentenced adult male and female offenders. The Brookings County Detention Center houses inmates of all security levels. The Brookings County Detention Center is a 54 bed facility that has a daily average population of 35.

Current Inmate List

Current Inmates
(updated every 15 minutes)

No Visitation Until Further Notice
Visitation Hours 


  • Family only: Tuesdays 6 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Family and one friend: Saturdays 6 - 9:30 p.m.


  • Family only: Wednesdays 6 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Family and one friend: Sundays 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Inmates shall be limited to family and one friend. Family may visit at any visitation time, while the friend is limited to Saturday & Sunday evenings.

Family members include:
  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Children (over 18 years old)
  • Children under 18 with immediate family
  • Foster parents
  • Grandparents
  • Legal guardians
  • Brothers and sisters in-law
  • Step siblings living in same household
Friends include:

  • Aunts and uncles
  • Boy / girlfriends
  • Cousins
  • Fiancés
  • Mothers of children (if not married)

Leaving a Message for an Inmate

For a detained friend or relative in the Brookings County Detention Center dial 605-305-4530. Leave your name, inmate name, call back telephone number and brief message. Inmates have access to messages during normal phone access time periods.


Many services and programs are provided for the inmates. These services include:
  • 24/7 Medical Services
  • Food Services
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Clergy Visits
  • Attorney Visits


Programs include:
  • AA meetings
  • Mental health and drug counseling
  • Work and school release
  • Church Service
  • Bible Study
  • Peace Education Program
  • Recreation
  • 24/7 Sobriety Program