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Full Name: Charles Frieberg

Title: Commissioner

Commission Title: Commissioner

Role Group: Parole & Probation


Unit: Court Services

Address: 500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, South Dakota 57501-5070

Region: Midwest

Office Email:

Office Phone:

Direct Phone: (605) 773-6801


Fax 1: (605) 773-5627

Fax 2:



Charles Frieberg started his career in the criminal justice system in September of 1993 as a probation officer. His first duty station was in Lake Andes where he stayed for two years before he was assigned to the office in Yankton, South Dakota. In his capacity as a probation officer he supervised both an adult and juvenile caseload. In 2010 Charles was appointed the Chief Court Services Officer for the First Judicial Circuit of South Dakota. He was implemental in bringing a Drug Court to two areas in his jurisdiction. He supervised a staff of 25 people which covered 14 counties in the southeastern portion of South Dakota. In 2016 Charles was appointed the Director of Court Services and is now living in Pierre, SD. He earned his BA in Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota, graduating in 1993. He has raised six children who are all grown and are living in South Dakota and Colorado. He enjoys being with his family, golfing and reading.