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Four new officer-recruits have begun their training with the Rapid City Police Department. The new recruits will be officially sworn in as officers on July 18th. This recruit class consists of: Jack DiPasquale – Originally from Rochester, NY, Officer DiPasquale comes to the RCPD after receiving his degree in Writing…
Rapid City police are turning to the public for help in an ongoing investigation into racist graffiti discovered at Vicki Powers Park in early June. Police were made aware of the graffiti on June 1st and quickly worked to eradicate what remained. In the time since the graffiti was discovered,…
Through the use of DNA forensic genealogy, Rapid City police have identified the suspect responsible for the death of 60-year-old Gwen Miller. Ms. Miller, a Rapid City pharmacist, was located strangled and sexually assaulted in her bed at her home on Hall Street in 1968. The closure of the case…
Following a successful inaugural season of 3-vs-3 basketball games hosted in conjunction with the Summer Nights concert series in downtown Rapid City, the Rapid City Police Activities League is bringing the event back for a second year. The first set of games will take over Saint Joseph Street (between 6th…
Seven new officer-recruits have begun their training with the Rapid City Police Department. The new recruits will be officially sworn in as officers on June 5th. The Summer 2019 recruit class consists of: Wyatt Derr – Officer Derr comes to the RCPD after serving four years in the U.S. Marine…
One Person has been arrested for 1st Degree Murder and Driving Under the Influence following a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at 1200 N Lacrosse St. On May 26, 2019, at approximately 1243 hours the Rapid City Police Department was dispatched to the parking lot of 1200 N Lacrosse St for…
Following an investigation into the THC content (the active and illegal chemical found in marijuana) of CBD products being sold by a local retailer, local law enforcement has seized a number of these products from the business located at 601 Mount Rushmore Road. In recent weeks, several products from the…
Rapid City police continue to investigate an incident in which a suspect experiencing excited delirium burglarized a vehicle, damaged another vehicle, burglarized a motel room, and subsequently assaulted the occupant of the hotel room. The incident began shortly before 10:30 a.m. on May 6th when police were called to the…
With nicer weather on the horizon, Rapid City police are reminding the public of the importance of securing their vehicles before leaving them unattended. Police have already observed an increase in the number of vehicle burglaries reported to the agency in the last several weeks. Some important numbers to note…
Thanks to a generous grant from NWE Management Company, the RCPD has been able to purchase two new electric mountain bikes to be utilized by the agency’s Bike Patrol Unit. In the winter of 2018, Todd Hollan (who is the Director of Operations for NWE Management Company) approached the RCPD…

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