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Charles Mix County Sheriff
Randy Thaler

PO Box 610
501 J Street
Lake Andes, SD 57356-0610
Phone: 605-487-7625
FAX: 605-487-7198
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

Randy Thaler

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.