Police Department

Rapid City Police Department



Chief of Police Don Hedrick
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Main Office:

300 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Emergencies 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch 605-394-4131

Important Phone Numbers:

Administration 605-394-4133
Police Records 605-394-4117
Investigations 394-4134
Evidence /Lost & Found 605-394-6033
Fingerprinting 605-394-6612
Background Check 605-394-6612
Sex Offender Registration 605-721-0501
Training and Recruitment 605-394-4133
Media/Public Relations 605-394-6031

Social Links:


Mission Statement:

Community First, Service Above Self, Integrity-Driven. One Interaction at a Time.

Vision Statement: Striving for a safe and crime-free Rapid City.


Provides law enforcement patrol and investigative services.


Field Services
Criminal Investigations
Support Services

Personnel - Full-Time Employees (FTEs):



2022 - $19,638,905

Funding Sources:

City of Rapid City

What We Do:

Respond to Calls

  • Responded to more than 114,816 calls for service in 2021.
  • Utilize sector policing to build better community relationships.

Online Crime Reporting

  • The RCPD offers an online service for reporting certain non-emrgency crimes online. If you wish to report an emergency, please dial 911. If you wish to report incidents such as Property Damage, Lost Property, and Thefts, you may do so online by clicking this link

Community Call-for-Service Log

  • The Community Call-for-Service log shows all calls-for-service reported to the RCPD, and is updated every four hours. The log can be accessed through the Desktop Version or the Mobile Version. A list of call-for-service call types can be found here.

Community Crime Map

  • View Map - Enter the date range you wish to view, select the types of incidents you would like to see on the map, and click on any of the incidents to view basic crime information about each incident (NOTE: The crime map only populates with data showing calls-for-service that generated a case report).

Traffic Enforcement

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

Tip 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.

Submit a tip online:

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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