Patrol Staff:

Sergeant Jim Prouty

Deputy Jason Westcott

Deputy Kendra Windeshausen

Deputy  Christopher Halm 

Deputy Cody Braun

Deputy Lisa Schenzel

Unit Services

Patrol Division

 The Patrol Division responses to calls for service throughout the County, protects persons and property, maintains security by monitoring businesses, homes and other property; and enforces the laws, statutes and ordinances of the townships the County of Union and the State of South Dakota. The deputies investigate crimes and traffic accidents, conduct searches and rescues and respond to fire, medical, and other emergencies. 


All deputies can be contacted by calling the Union County Sheriff's Office at 605-356-2679

or by email


Investigative Division


Chief Deputy Michael Bucholz

Michael Bucholz oversees the operation of all investigations. These cases include: death, assault, burglary, theft, robbery, fraud, narcotics violations and other major incidents. He is responsible for case processing, referral to the prosecutor's office and trial testimony.