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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