Mission Statement

Promoting Safety and Justice to Improve the Quality of Life in Our Community.

Who We Are

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office serves over 100,000 citizens spread across Pennington County’s 2,776 square miles. We also serve a high number of visitors and tourists to our area as Pennington County is home to Mount Rushmore National Monument and Ellsworth Air Force Base. Our Office employs over 400 employees with an annual budget of approximately $30 million.

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Wages & Benefits

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Starting Pay is $24.07 with full earning potential at $34.08 PLUS regular opportunities for overtime for a Correctional Officer I-Adult. Benefits include:

  • Paid On-the-Job Training
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • South Dakota State Retirement System PENSION, 8% employer match, vested after 3 years
  • 11 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 10 Paid Vacation Days Annually
  • 96 Paid Sick Hours Annually
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Time and a Half Working Pay on Holidays Overtime Opportunities
  • Time of Service Bonuses
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Federal Student Aid Forgiveness
  • Blues 365 Discount Program
  • Delta Dental Insurance
  • Avesis Vision Insurance
  • $20,000 employer-paid employee life coverage
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance Options
  • Connections Employee Assistance Program
  • Onsite Gym
  • YMCA Discounts
  • Wellness Offerings and Employee Incentive Challenges
  • Chaplain Program
  • Employee Referral Program