It is the obligation of the Sheriff's office is to maintain law and order within the county. We perform many duties within our office. We pursue all active warrants and other process from the court. We also handle the civil process for Jerauld County, issue all pistol permits, and do NIBRS reporting to the Attorney General's Office in Pierre. We also provide law enforcement services to Alpena, Lane, and all points in between.
The following information needs to accompany the application: This permit can be downloaded and completed by the applicant. The application must be brought to our office - in person - by the applicant (can not accept through US mail or electronically) before the background check can be initiated. After returning the completed application, the verification process will begin - which takes about 24 hours. After 24 hours, applicants with an approved background check may return to our office to sign the temporary permit and pay the fee. If there is a question on the background check, it may take longer than 24 hours to process. Approved applicants will be given a temporary concealed permit. The State of SD will mail the permanent permit within 30 days.
The Jerauld County Office of Emergency Manager is responsible for preparing the county for possible disasters from preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of future disasters.
County Fire Chiefs
Wessington Springs - Jim Vavra
Alpena - Ryder Schweitzer