Sheriff's Office

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


The office provides 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 Employement

  • 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

Town of Hayti
Primary Law Enforcement / Crimes

Hayti Police Department

(605) 783-5050 or (605) 881-7917



Hunting, Fishing Violations
Conservation Questions

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
(605) 882-5200 or (605) 881-0018

Cities of Bryant, Castlewood, Estelline and Hazel 

Primary Law Enforcement / Crimes
Hamlin County Sheriff's Office
(605) 783-3232 or (605) 882-6210


Rural Areas, Lake Poinsett, Thomas

and Dempster

Primary Law Enforcement / Crimes
Hamlin County Sheriff's Office
(605) 783-3232 or (605) 882-6210


City of Lake Norden
Primary Law Enforcement / Crimes

Lake Norden Police Department

(605) 785-2550 or (605) 956-1402



Truck Permits, Rules, Regulations
Questions and Application

South Dakota Motor Carrier

(605) 773-4578 or SD Truck Info

Traffic Complaints and Rules of

Roads Questions

South Dakota Highway Patrol

(605) 882-5057 or (605) 626-2286


Emergency and Traffic Crashes
Call 911


Regional Dispatch Center
Watertown Police Department
(605) 882-6210


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Contact Information


Chad Schlotterbeck

PO Box 237

Hayti SD 57241

Business Phone: See Below

Emergency: 911

Vehicle Crashes: 911

Fax: (605) 783-1330


Visit Meet Our Officers


1st Floor of Courthouse

Southeast Corner

300 4th Street

Hayti, SD 57241

Hours of Operation

Business Operations

Call for Appointment

Closed on Holidays


Notice: Please call before stopping by to make sure an officer is available.

Calls for Service

Sunday - Saturday


Sheriff Pages

Annual Reports


County Offices

Courthouse Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm Central Time

Monday - Friday


Closed Weekends and All Approved Government Holiday

Offices may have different set of operation hours.

Courthouse Information

Please contact the corresponded offices for questions.

300 4th Street

Hayti, South Dakota 57241

Phone: (605) 783-3201 (Auditor)

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