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Sheriff Management Study

The Sheriff Management Study is a service our office provides to agencies as a valid means of comparing expenditures, resources, policies and practices of offices across the State. Many law enforcement administrators have found the Sheriff Management Study invaluable in preparing budgets and applying for grants. In addition, the results should provide the Sheriffs with a substantial basis from which to justify future managerial decisions.

The Sheriff Management Study contains statewide management data pertaining to South Dakota Sheriff Offices. The purpose of these bi-annual surveys is to collect information on budget, per capita cost of law enforcement, personnel issues, salaries, equipment, weapons, contract law enforcement, warrants, civil process, turnover, training, and information regarding the local jail.

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Links to Sheriff Management Studies

2015 Sheriff Management Study

2013 Sheriff Management Study

2011 Sheriff Management Study

2009 Sheriff Management Study

2007 Sheriff Management Study

2005 Sheriff Management Study

2003 Sheriff Management Study

2001 Sheriff Management Study

1997 Sheriff Management Study

1995 Sheriff Management Study

1993 Sheriff Management Study

1991 Sheriff Management Study

1989 Sheriff Management Study

1987 Sheriff Management Study

1986 Sheriff Management Study

1985 Sheriff Management Study