How do you access the jail records and the warrant list for Davison County, South Dakota?
While it is fairly easy to find arrest records from most South Dakota Counties, Davison County presents a problem when it comes to both an arrest inquiry as well as a warrant search. The Sheriff’s Office does maintain a website but there is hardly any information on it pertaining to criminal records. And this, brings us to the question du jour-
Is it even possible to access information on Davison County warrants?
Yes, it is! However, it is important to not confuse details on the arrest warrants against a specific person with the warrant list for the whole area. That said, there are two ways in which you can conduct a warrant lookup:
Approach the police: If you feel that any person around you may have outstanding warrants against him/her, getting in touch with the local law enforcement office will help. The Sheriff’s Office of Davison works out of 1015 S Miller Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301. They may not give you a direct answer but you can be sure that if your subject has active warrants against him, he will be arrested.
Connect with the judiciary: It’s also possible to get information on outstanding warrants from the office of the Clerk of Court. This agency works out of 200 E 4th Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301. The judicial office can help you to find out about an arrest order issued in a specific criminal matter or launch a state-wide warrant check.
The local law enforcement office maintains an FB page at https://www.facebook.com/DavisonCountySheriff/. However, they seldom, if ever, offer information pertaining to arrests and warrants on it. But, they do provide area-specific safety and weather advisory messages, so you may want to check out their posts.
How do you access the arrest records for Davison County?
Once again, going to the police is one of the options available for an arrest inquiry. Because the county jail is operated by the Sheriff’s Office, the local law enforcement agency is in charge of making arrests and of holding the detainee till he is produced in court or has been tried for his crimes.
The Davison County jail can be contacted on (605) 995-8639 or you can write to them at [email protected]. The mailing and physical addresses are the same as that of the Sheriff’s Department (given above).
Aren’t jail records the same as information on recent arrests in Davison County?
No, they are not. Jail records give you information about the convicts who are currently or were until recently held in the correctional system of the state. As opposed to this, the arrest log is essentially a list of all Davison County arrests made by the local police over a set period of time. To access the inmate research facility from the DOC, go to http://doc.sd.gov/adult/lookup/.
Crime stats for Davison County, SD
Nearly 100 arrests were made in Davison County in 2017 against a total of 180 complaints. Of these, drug and narcotic violation and DUI arrests led to nearly 60 instances of detention. Simple assault came in at a distant third with 17 arrests. Overall, Davison County had a lower rate of violent crime than the state and national averages. However, it does not fare as well when it comes to property crimes.