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):



2023 - $20,234,456

Funding Sources:

City of Rapid City

What We Do:

Respond to Calls

  • Responded to more than 131,400 calls for service in 2023.
  • 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:

Police Records Division

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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