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The RCPD is now accepting applications for those interested in becoming a police officer. With recent national events in mind, the Rapid City Police Department is shining the spotlight on the countless number of benefits for applying with our agency: The RCPD enjoys an extremely high level of public support…
33-year-old Daniel Pacheco remains in custody in the Pennington County Jail after he was arrested Sunday morning. Pacheco was wanted as a Parole Absconder. He was also wanted for questioning about the June 17th murder of Kiawe Walker. Information garnered through the investigation indicated Pacheco was present at the time…
In time for the 2016/2017 school year, the Rapid City Police Department is announcing an adjusted command structure for the department’s School Liaison Program. The RCPD’s seven SLOs will now report to a single Sergeant who oversees the program. Sgt. Brian Benner has been assigned to command the program. The…
The Rapid City Police Department is proud to announce Assistant Chief Don Hedrick has been selected as one of the IACP’s ’40 Under 40.’ The IACP’s 40 Under 40 Award was developed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world that demonstrate leadership…
Three arrests have been made as the Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in Rapid City. Investigators have narrowed down the timeframe of the shooting to have occurred sometime between 11:00 p.m. on August 7th and 2:00 a.m. on August…
Mayor Steve Allender presented the City's proposed 2017 budget to the City Council Tuesday night. The Council has scheduled a budget hearing for Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.  The public is invited.  Depending on the outcome of the budget hearing, more hearings may be scheduled. For…
Police have arrested two suspects involved in robbing the business at 310 E. Fairmont Boulevard. Additionally, police have requested a warrant for the arrest of a bystander who fired shots at the fleeing suspects. On June 22nd around 10:05 p.m., police responded to 310 E. Fairmont Boulevard for a report…
For the ninth consecutive time since 1990, the Rapid City Police Department has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The RCPD is the ONLY accredited law enforcement agency in the state of South Dakota. Less than 10% of law enforcement agencies in the…
Following the decision to postpone the July 10th Cruiser Car Show, the RCPD, Destination Rapid City, and Main Street Square have picked the new date for the Cruiser Car Show. The Cruiser Car Show has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 2016 Cruiser…
At 7:33 p.m. on July 25th, police were dispatched to an apartment complex at 100 Surfwood Drive for a report of shots fired. On arrival, police located two male subjects who had been shot. Both men were transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital for treatment. One of the men, identified…

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