PO Box 610
501 J Street
Lake Andes, SD 57356-0610
Total staff: 25
Total deputies: 5 full-time and 3 part-time
Total jail staff: 10
Total jail beds: 60
Operate a Regional Jail Facility Housing for Yankton Sioux Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs and 18 other Counties.
Also is the Charles Mix/Douglas County’s 911 PSAP Manager
Total 911 staff: 6
Sheriff Randy Thaler became the Sheriff in Charles Mix County in January of 2011. He has spent over 25 years in law enforcement. He is a graduate of the Military Police Academy and served as a Military Police Desk Sargent and Military Police Squad Sargent. Sheriff Thaler is also a graduate of the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy and South Dakota Trooper Academy. He served five years as a Charles Mix County Deputy and eleven years as a South Dakota Trooper. As a certified law enforcement officer he has attended numerous accident reconstruction courses, he is a firearms instructor, as well as an emergency vehicle operations instructor. Sheriff Thaler is a member of the National Sheriffs Association, South Dakota Sheriffs’ Association, and South Dakota Trooper Association.