I am Sheriff Brad Howell. I was born and raised in Milbank South Dakota and have been a lifelong resident of South Dakota. I began my career with the Milbank Police Department in 2002 as a police officer. I was hired as a Deputy Sheriff for Codington County in 2008. In 2010 I was promoted to the position of Sergeant and worked in that capacity for five years. In 2015 I was promoted to Chief Deputy and assisted with the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office. I was then appointed Sheriff on January 1st 2017.
I am honored to serve the Citizens of Codington County as your Sheriff and I am deeply committed to keeping our communities, families and property safe by providing the best, most professional law enforcement services possible at all times.
The Codington County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1878. The Office is responsible for law enforcement protection to all 700 square miles that make up Codington County, including the communities of Watertown, Kranzburg, Waverly, South Shore, Florence, Wallace, and Henry. The Codington County Regional Detention Center is under the Office of Sheriff and provides inmate care for Codington County as well as the contract counties of Clark, Hamlin, Deuel, Grant, and Kingsbury Counties.
Welcome to the Codington County Sheriff’s Office website. Within this site we hope you will find valuable information from the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center.
The Codington County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service office providing Civil Process, Detention, Warrant Service and Law Enforcement services for the 700 square miles that make up Codington County, as well as the municipalities of Florence, Wallace, South Shore, Henry, Kranzburg and the village of Waverly.
The Sheriff’s Office operates on the core values of Courage, Service and Integrity while promoting community partnerships and striving for cooperation to meet common goals in public safety. Codington County is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Your Sheriff’s Office operates every day with the goal of maintaining this high quality of living for our citizens.