Swift County Attorney

Services and Responsibilities:

  • The County Attorney is elected by the people of Swift County for a 4-year term. The primary responsibility for the County Attorney is to prosecute all major crimes for the State that occur in the County.
  • This office also prosecutes lesser crimes in the County that occur outside of the city limits of cities within the County. The County Attorney's office also deals with the many civil matters involving the County, as well as advising County officials and Department Heads on legal matters.
  • This office is involved in other matters such as child protection and child welfare cases, civil commitment of persons who are mentally ill or chemically dependent, collection of child support, establishment of child paternity, seeking reimbursement for County TANF/MFIP expenses, and prosecution of welfare fraud.
  • Currently, the Swift County Attorney's office is considered to be part-time, thus allowing the County Attorney to handle private cases as well.