Brookings County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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Finding information on warrants and arrests in Brookings County, South Dakota

If you are interested in a warrant search or arrest inquiry in Brookings County, SD, a visit to the website of the local law enforcement agency will suffice. Save for the police blotter, the Sheriff’s Office offers just about all other details pertaining to the criminal matters handled by them. Continue reading to know about how to access the list of arrest warrants issued for both misdemeanors and felonies as well as the arrest log for the area.

How to do a warrant search in Brookings County?

The sheriff’s office provides information pertaining to all the active warrants issued by the local judiciary. On the page at, you will find the links to two PDF files.

  1. A list of all outstanding warrants issued in case of misdemeanor offenses- This file also has information on bench warrants.
  2. A list of all active warrants issued in connection with felony crimes.

Some of the warrants from Brookings County listed in these files actually date back more than 20 years. This just goes to show that regardless of how long it has been since the issue of a warrant, the order remains in effect till an arrest is made.

The information is updated every 15 minutes and you will get details such as the full name of the person against whom the warrant was issued as well as the criminal matter that he/she is being charged with.

How do you access details on recent arrests in Brookings County?

The Sheriff’s Office does not offer the arrest log for the last 24 hours. However, the agency does provide information on current inmates. The thing to understand here is that detainees are rarely brought to court within 24 hours of arrests. This means, if you look through the entire arrest list, you will undoubtedly get details on arrests in Brookings made in the last 24 hours.

That said, all inmates are held at the county jail till they secure their release from court. So, if a person was arrested and subsequently granted release on bail, you won’t get information on such arrests from this facility.

The arrest log is available at Scroll down to find the link to the current inmate list. Although, you will get information on the charges against the detainees, they do not provide the arrest mug shots.

What if you are interested in the Brookings County arrest report of a specific subject?

If you are looking for information on arrests in Brookings that concern a specific individual, you will have to take your arrest inquiry to the Office of the Sheriff. The law enforcement agency works out of 315 7th Ave, Brookings, SD 57006.

Given the extent of data that they offer online, you should not have a problem getting a subject specific arrest report from them. However, I’d still advise you to talk to them over the phone before visiting. The agency can be reached at 605-696-8300.

What phone numbers should you be dialing for a warrants search or arrests inquiry in Brookings County? (2021-Update)  

  • Recent arrests-related data: 605-696-8308.
  • Request for arrest records: 605-696-8300.
  • Case search and judicial records and warrants search: 605-688-4200.
  • Queries pertaining to crime victim’s assistance: 605-692-8606.

Crime statistics of Brookings County

In comparison to the 59 crime reports of 2018, the Brookings Sheriff’s Department received 54 criminal complaints in 2019. There were 45 crimes against property and 9 offenses against people in this annual total.

Nearly 33 larceny thefts, 11 burglaries, and 1 car theft were recorded as crimes against property. There were 6 aggravated assaults and 2 rapes among the violent offenses.

Older crime statistics

Crime stats for Brookings County, SD

There has been a rise of nearly 30% in the crime rates of Brookings County, SD between 2015 and 2018. However, the crime averages for the area are still well below the state and nationwide figures. Overall, nearly 50 violent crimes are reported annually in the county along with over 360 property crimes.