Rapid City Police
(605) 394-4131

Emergency: 911

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Police Officer Wages & Benefits


The Rapid City Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package to all its officers.
Starting salary for an RCPD officer: $19.62/hour. Officers work a 40-hour week, and are paid overtime for work outside their normal shift.
  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • Liability insurance and worker comp
  • Annual physical exams
  • Sick leave
  • Paid leave of 2 weeks per year. This jumps to 3 weeks of paid leave per year when the employee reaches 4 years of service.
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance provided for the employee at no cost. The City pays a portion of the premium for family coverage.
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan provided through the South Dakota Retirement System. City matches 8% of the employee’s pre-tax wages.
  • Supplemental retirement plan available
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending plan

Additional benefit information available from City Human Resources.

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Rapid City Police Department
300 Kansas City St, Suite 200, Rapid City, SD 57701-2890
Non-Emergency: 605-394-4131 Emergency: 911