Mayor Steve Allender
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Steve Allender is a native South Dakotan, and was raised in a military family. After his Father retired from the Air Force, his family moved to Belle Fourche, where Steve attended grade school through high school.
Steve began his career in law enforcement in 1983 working for the Belle Fourche Police Department. In 1985 he joined the Rapid City Police Department and spent the next 29 years serving as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant, crime lab director, lieutenant, captain and eventually chief of police. He retired from the RCPD in May 2014.
In June, 2015 Steve was elected Mayor of Rapid City. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in management and has attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shirley, and they have two adult children