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April 4th:  At around 5:50a.m. on Friday, April 4th, 2014; Hamlin County Sheriff's Office along with the Castlewood Fire...  More Info.

April 1st:  Governor Dennis Daugaard signed the statewide texting while driving ban into law.  This new law will take effect on July 1st.   More Info.



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Sheriff Chad Schlotterbeck
and the employees at
the Hamlin County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome you to our department's website. 

Hamlin County, South Dakota is home to about ten lakes to include most of Lake Poinsett, six communities, three schools and five major federal and state highway systems.  The Hamlin County Sheriff's Office covers 538 square miles and serves over 5,900 people with a sheriff, three deputies and one full-time secretary.  The department investigates crimes, provides civil service, traffic enforcement, security of the courts, prisoner transports, answer calls of service and investigates accidents.

Since 1873, the Hamlin County Sheriff's Office has been serving the county and continues with the help and support of the citizens.  Our department's goal is to work hard to prevent crime, keep the peace and help keep the communities, the citizens, the visitors and the highways within the county safe!


Honest - Hard Working - Honor


Sheriff Chad Schlotterbeck
Hamlin County Sheriff's Office

Department's Address:
PO Box 208; Hayti, South Dakota 57241-0208
300 4th Street (Courthouse); Hayti, South Dakota 57241

Department's Phone Number:
Emergency Call 9-1-1 / Business Hours (605) 783-3232
After Hours - Watertown Police Dispatch  (605) 882-6210

24-Hour Fax Number:
(605) 783-1330

Department's Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. Central Time
Closed for Legal Holidays and December 24th