David Ackerman was appointed to the position of Sheriff July 1 2007 and ran unopposed in the 2008 election. Prior to becoming Sheriff he worked for the McPherson County Highway Department and also part time for the Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy. Dave attended Law Enforcement Training in 1994 where he was employed by the City of Eureka and also worked city maintenance in addition to serving as a Police Officer. Sheriff Ackerman serves a county with an estimated population of 3000, has one full time deputy primarily assigned to the city of Eureka. He enjoys serving on the Eureka Volunteer Fire Department and Eureka Volunteer Ambulance Service. Sheriff Ackerman has served as a representative for the SD Sheriffs’ Association on the SD Public Safety Communications Council since 2009.
His is married to Staci and together they have five children, a daughter, son, two stepsons, and a stepdaughter. In his spare time Sheriff Ackerman and his family enjoy hunting and spending time together. He is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and the SD Sheriffs’ Association.