Beadle County Sheriff
455 4th St SW, Rm #100
Huron, SD 57350
Beadle County Sheriff Staff:
Raymond “Skip” Mcwethy III: Jail Administrator/Deputy
Craig Kasse: Deputy
Shane Ball: Deputy
Chris Olerud: Deputy Chad Olerud: Deputy
Nancy Melstad: Office Administrator
Lisa Overbay: Administrative Assistant
It is the obligation of the Sheriff’s Office 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 Beadle County, issue all pistol permits and do NIBRS reporting to the Attorney General’s Office in Pierre. We also provide law enforcement services to Iroquois, Yale, Cavour, Lake Bryon, Hitchcock, Bonilla, Broadland, Wolsey, Wessington, Virgil and all points in between.
Within the Beadle County Correction Center, the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the administration of the Adult Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center. We house prisoners for Beadle County, the City of Huron and several of the surrounding counties we are contracted with.
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS POSTER AND IF YOU HAVE SEEN RACHAEL OR THE TRUCK SOMEWHERE SINCE SHE WAS LAST SEEN CONTACT THE SANBORN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 605-796-4511, BEADLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 605-353-8424, OR 911 DISPATCH AT 605-353-8550
Where is your emergency?
Often the first question asked by 911 dispatchers this is the most crucia…l piece of information to aid responders to find you quickly in an emergency. While landline telephones provide dispatchers with accurate mapping in most cases, cell phones often bounce between different towers and may only be able to provide a general location of the caller within a few blocks. Residents are encouraged to provide accurate address information, pay attention to details such as landmarks, cross streets, and colors of houses to aid responders in finding a location. Huron Police Dispatchers answer 9-1-1 calls for five counties in eastern South Dakota covering an area of five thousand seventy square miles. Often incidents can be occurring in different counties simultaneously making obtaining accurate location information essential when making a wireless call.
Help the dispatcher and responders help you!
Remain calm. This can be one of the most difficult yet important things you can do in an emergency. Listen to questions carefully and answer them to the best of your ability. The questions call takers ask, no matter how relevant they seem to you, are important in helping dispatchers determine what type of situation may be occurring and aid in helping responders find you quickly. Huron city ordinance requires houses be marked with house numbers clearly in a visible location from the street.
If you do call 9-1-1, even by mistake, DO NOT HANG UP.
Dispatchers are trained to obtain the most critical information as quickly as possible to get help on the way to an emergency. Allow the dispatcher time to ask all the questions they need before you leave the phone. Often they will remain on the phone with you providing helpful instructions until the arrival of responders. If you happen call 9-1-1 by accident stay on the line until you can tell the dispatcher that you called by mistake and there is no emergency. This saves the call taker from having to call you back to confirm help is not needed. Huron Police follow up on hang-up 9-1-1 calls to ensure there is no emergency.
Teach your children when and how to use 9-1-1.
Kids should know how to call 9-1-1 and to trust the call taker. Be sure they know how to use home and cell phones. They will need to be able to provide their names, parent’s names, telephone number, and most importantly address information. Let them know to remain on the phone until help arrives.
By following these few tips you can help first responders get to you as quickly and safely as possible in the event of an emergency.