Brand Board


The DCI employs two Livestock Theft Investigators that have statewide jurisdiction. Their duties include investigation of livestock theft and enforcement of the brand laws. Investigations are conducted independently, or in conjunction with local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. Through memberships with the International Livestock Identification Association and the Western States Livestock Investigator’s Association these investigators have the ability to network with other livestock theft investigators in other states and Canada in the event stolen livestock are moved out of South Dakota.