Deputy Sheriff Custer County South Dakota

Custer County South Dakota   Custer, SD   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on September 19, 2023

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office in South Dakota has openings for two certified full-time Deputy Sheriffs.  The openings are to fill a vacancy and an expansion of the department.  Starting wage is up to $26.27/hr for certified officers plus benefits. There is a $1.00/hr shift differential for hours worked between 6:00pm and 6:00am.  Benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation earned at 10 hours per month, sick leave earned at 8 hours per month, employee health insurance with option for a Health Savings Account and SDRS retirement.  Dental, Vision and additional Life Insurance Options are available.  Deputies are assigned their own patrol vehicles.  Duty gear and uniforms are provided by the department.

Custer County is one of the most beautiful areas of South Dakota in the nation consisting of over 1500 square miles and bordering the State of Wyoming and the counties of Pennington, Oglala Lakota, and Fall River. Custer County is home to Crazy Horse Memorial and over 480,000 acres of public land to include Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, The Black Hills National Forest and Buffalo Gap National Grass Land. Our Office provides contract law enforcement for the City of Custer and Contract Patrols for the United Stated Forest Service.  Deputies will enforce local and state laws, prevent and suppress crime and accidents, serve legal processes of courts, and promote public safety through community policing principles, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED certificate; pass a comprehensive background investigation, No prior felony or simple assault domestic violence convictions, No Brady or Giglio Issues, valid driver’s license upon application, an insurable driving history, Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission Certificate. Applicants must have the availability to work all shifts including weekends and holidays.  For more information contact SGT Derrick Reifenrath 605-673-8161 or

These positions are open until filled.  Applications are available on the Custer County website at or by contacting Todd Fish, Custer County Human Resource Director, 420 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730. Phone 605-673-8134 or Applicants must complete both a Custer County application and a South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Application.

Custer County is an equal opportunity employer.

Custer County South Dakota

420 Mt. Rushmore Road
Custer , SD