Sheriff's Office: (605) 882-6280 | Detention Center: (605) 882-6284


Codington County Sheriff’s Office | Watertown SD

Sheriff Brad Howell

Welcome to the Codington County Sheriff’s Office website. Within this site, we hope you will find valuable information about the Codington County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center.

The Codington County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1878. The Sheriff’s Office is a full-service office providing civil process, detention, warrant service, investigation and general law-enforcement services. The Sheriff’s Office functions on the core values of courage, service and integrity while promoting community partnerships.

The Sheriff operates the Detention Center and provides inmate housing and care for Codington County and contracts services with multiple nearby counties. Codington County is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Your Sheriff’s Office operates every day with the goal of maintaining this high quality of living.

Text 57201 to 888777 for mobile alerts

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Onsite: We have a Lobby Kiosk that accepts cash or Visa & Mastercard.

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Active Warrants

Current Inmates

Neighborhood Watch

D.A.R.E Program

D.A.R.E Program

Tip Line

Sheriff’s Sales