Police Department

Rapid City Police Department



Police Chief Karl Jegeris
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Main Office:

300 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-394-4133

Fax: 605-394-6854

Important Phone Numbers:

Emergencies 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch 394-4131
Administration 394-4133
Police Records 394-4117
Investigations 394-4134
Evidence /Lost & Found 394-6033
Fingerprinting 394-4134
Background Check 394-4134
Sex Offender Registration 394-4134
Training and Recruitment 394-4133
Media/Public Relations 394-6031

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Mission Statement:

Members of the Rapid City Police Department are committed to excellence in public safety and are dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our city. We will provide community-enhancing services, foster a positive relationship with the community, and develop our agency and officers with an emphasis on professionalism, integrity, and service.


Provides law enforcement patrol and investigative services.


Field Services
Criminal Investigations
Support Services

Personnel - Full-Time Employees (FTEs):




Funding Sources:

General Fund: 100%

What We Do:

Respond to Calls

  • Responded to nearly 128,000 calls for service in 2015.
  • Utilize sector policing to build better community relationships.

Traffic Enforcement

  • Enforces applicable City ordinances and state statutes to control speed and improve driver safety.

Crash Investigation

  • 24-hour emergency response and investigation.

Criminal Investigation

  • Full-time staff of qualified detectives.
  • 24-hour response to major investigations.
  • Specializes in investigation of crimes against people and property.
  • Polygraph examination.

Street Crimes Unit

  • Specially formed to handle and prevent violent crime in specific areas of the City.

Forensic Laboratory

  • Provides forensic analysis and evidence storage for Rapid City and Pennington County law enforcement.
  • Crime scene investigation.

Special Response Team

  • Emergency response to dangerous and unusual incidents.

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