Howell seeks additional deputy through DOJ Cops Grant

February 25, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Codington County Sheriff Brad Howell is asking for an additional deputy that would be paid, at least partially, with funds from a federal grant.

Howell went before the county commission this morning seeking permission to apply for a U.S. Department of Justice Cops Grant, which would pay for 75-percent of a new deputy’s wages and benefits for three years.

The sheriff says the last time Codington County added a deputy to its staff was in 2010, and that was done through a Cops Grant as well.

Recent data shows the sheriff’s department responded to more than 7,100 calls for service in 2019, compared to just under 6,400 in 2018.