Preston Crissey new sheriff of Yankton County

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- There is literally a new sheriff in town.

Preston Crissey was sworn in as Yankton County Sheriff on January third, taking the spot that was held for over twenty-five years by Jim Vlahakis, who retired.

Crissey, who was a Yankton Police Officer, says its been a good transition.

Crissey says most of the staff is staying on.

Crissey says he appreciates the experience the staff brings to the office.

Crissey says they need to hire a jail administrator, an important position due to the high volume of prisoners they handle.