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Sheriff's Office

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"As Guardians of the Constitution, We will Serve our Communities with Honesty, Integrity, and Professionalism"

The Hamlin County Sheriff's Office with a sheriff and five deputies covers 24 hours a day and has an area of 538 square miles with over 6,000 people calling the county home.


The office provides the following services to the citizens and visitors of Hamlin County, South Dakota...


  • 24/7 Electronic Alcohol Monitoring

  • Answer Calls of Service 24-hours a Day

  • Civil Papers Service (Summons, Subpoena, Affidavits)

  • Collations of Debt on Distress Warrants or Execution of Judgement

  • Community Law Contracts

  • Concealed Pistol Permits

  • D.A.R.E. at All Three Schools

  • Enforces State and County Laws

  • Fingerprinting for Background or Employment

  • Investigates Crimes and Vehicle Crashes

  • Inmate Transports for Court or Appointments 

  • Safety Talks

  • School Resource Program

  • Security during Court

  • Serves Arrest Warrants

  • Sex Offender Registration and Enforcement

  • Sheriff's Sales

  • Traffic Control during Events/Incidents

  • Traffic Enforcement

  • Transports for Involuntary Mental Health Persons

Sheriff's Office Information

Hamlin County Sheriff's Office

PO Box 208

Hayti, South Dakota 57241-0208

Emergency:  911

Main Phone:  605 783-3232 

Dispatch:  605 882-6210

Fax:  605 783-1330

Chad Schlotterbeck


Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 101 

Email:  Click Here

Tayt Alexander


Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 102 

Email:  Click Here

Tristan Molitor

Sergeant / Chaplain

Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 103 

Email:  Click Here

Darrion Poppen


Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 104
Email:  Click Here

Taylor Shantz


Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 105
Email:  Click Here

Zachary Vidmar


Phone:  605 783-3232 ext 106
Email:  Click Here

Sheriff's Office Hours

Monday through Friday

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM CENTRAL TIME

Please Call To Make Sure An Officer is Available.  

Closed on weekends and legal holidays.

Officers are available 24-Hours for incidents and emergencies.


24-7 Downloads


12:00PM to 4:00PM CENTRAL TIME 

Pistol Permits

Monday through Friday

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME

Please Call To Make Sure An Officer is Available.

Background Fingerprinting

Monday through Friday

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME

Please Call To Make Sure An Officer is Available.

Sex Offender Registration

By Appointment Only.  Appointments may be canceled because of calls of service or emergencies.

Crash Report Request

Please note, that crash reports typically take 8 to 14 business days before being able to purchase online.

You may obtain a copy of the report at the Hamlin County Sheriff's Office during normal hours or mail a check with notice of the request.  The cost for the report is $4.00.

Email:  Click Here

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