Sheriff Jonathan Coler took office as the Douglas County Sheriff November 2011. He began his career with the Chamberlain Police Department before becoming Sheriff. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota. Sheriff Coler is also a member of the South Dakota Sheriffs’ Association.
As Sheriff he oversees a staff of three which includes two deputy sheriffs. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office patrols 434 square miles of the county. The county has a population of 2,972.