Rapid City Police
(605) 394-4131

Emergency: 911

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Crime Prevention
Text your tip to RCPDTip 411 Crime Tips
Fight crime with your fingertips using Tip411. Now you can send an anonymous crime tip to police, either by text message or using a secure online form. The service removes your identifying information, including phone number or IP address, to make your tip completely anonymous. 
Text a tip:
  • Text 'RCPD' and your tip to 847411.
  • Police may respond to ask for more information. Simply text back 'stop' at any time to end the conversation.

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The program is not monitored 24/7. In an emergency situation or to report a crime in progress, call 911. There is no charge to text your tip to police, but standard text messaging rates from your wireless provider may apply.
Tip 411 Public Safety Alerts
Sign up now to receive public safety alerts from Rapid City Police. You can choose to receive alerts as a text to your mobile phone, or by email. Police will send periodic information and alerts to subscribers, including traffic notices, safety information, crime trends in their neighborhood, and more. This free service will help police communicate directly with the public about relevant safety information.
Crime-Free Multi Housing
Find out more about this program designed te reduce crime in multi-unit residential complexes
Neighborhood Watch Groups
There are several Neighborhood Watch groups operating in Rapid City. For more information, contact your Sector Lieutenant
Crime Prevention Tips:
General Tips
Burglary Prevention
Pedestrian/Crosswalk Safety
RCPD Guidelines for CCTV Surveillance Systems
Identity Theft

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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