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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 federal and state highways.  The Hamlin County Sheriff's Office covers 538 square miles and serves over 5,900 people with a sheriff, three deputies and one secretary.  The department duties include... 24/7 electronic alcohol monitoring, answering calls of service, background fingerprinting, civil/criminal paper service, issues concealed pistol permits, investigates accidents and crime, transport prisoners, community safety talks, security of the courts, speed radar trailer project, traffic control during events, traffic enforcement and works within the communities and schools throughout Hamlin County.


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 our communities, our citizens, our visitors and our highways within the county safe. 

Serving our communities with honesty, integrity and professionalism
with leaders we trust and character that counts.


Hamlin County Sheriff's Office Information

Department's Mailing Address:
PO Box 208; Hayti, South Dakota 57241-0208

Department's Physical Address:
300 4th Street; Hayti, South Dakota 57241-0208
Main Floor of the Courthouse

Department's Phone Number:
Emergency Calls or Report an Accident:  9-1-1
Business Hours Line:  (605) 783-3232
After Hours, Watertown Police Dispatch:  (605) 882-6210

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

Office Hours at Courthouse:
Monday through Friday
8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. (Central Time Zone)
Closed for Legal Holidays and December 24th




24-7 Sobriety Program
Civil Process
Community Involvement
Concealed Pistol Permits
Criminal Investigations
Fingerprinting Services
School Resource Program
Speed Radar Trailer Program
Traffic Enforcement


General Information:

News Bulletins
Sex Offender Information
Hamlin County Government Website
Department's Annual Reports
Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Requesting a Police Report
Codington County Detention Center

Contact Information:

Sheriff Schlotterbeck's Information
Sheriff's Office Contact Information
County Commissioners Information
Sheriff's Office Records Department

Officer's Contact Information

Alert Messages:

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Alert Messages from the Department

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