State’s Attorney
Patrick J. McCann

Deputy State’s Attorneys
Thomas F. Burns
Chad C. Nelson
Rebecca Morlock Reeves

14 1st Ave. SE
Watertown, SD 57201

Phone (605)882-6276

Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Excluding Holidays)

The State’s Attorney has the exclusive and statutory responsibility for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of South Dakota, as well as many other regulatory laws of the state and county including traffic regulations.

While the principal responsibility of the office is the prosecution of adult and juvenile crime, the office has the duty of protecting children who may be living in abusive or neglectful homes. Additionally, the office is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the Board of Commissioners for the county and other elected and appointed department heads and staff.

Helpful Links

SD Attorney General’s Office

SD Administrative Rules

SD Codified Laws

SD Unified Judicial System

SD Session Laws