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For the tenth consecutive time, the Rapid City Police Department has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). In May of 2020, a team of CALEA assessors virtually toured the agency and conducted interviews of RCPD personnel, associated criminal justice agencies, and community organizations.…
Effective immediately, Interim Chief of Police Don Hedrick announces the promotion of Phil Koch and Chris Holbrook to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Koch began his career at the RCPD in 2012 as a Patrol Officer. He has since served as a Police Training Officer before his transition into the…
Police are now investigating a shooting incident as a homicide after the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. At around 2:30 a.m. on August 3rd, police were dispatched to the area of Custer Street and Dilger Avenue for a report of a male lying in the street. The…
Effective immediately, Tim Doyle and Christian Sigel have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant for the RCPD. Lt. Doyle started his career with the RCPD in 2007 after spending several years working as an engineer. He spent several years as an officer in the RCPD’s Patrol Division until he…
33-year-old Billy Robertson of Rapid City is now in custody after committing multiple crimes at a variety of locations in the early morning hours of July 21st. Here is a timeline of his known involvements prior to being taken into custody: 4:05 a.m./200 block of Country Road - Robertson was…
29-year-old Arlen Hatten of Rapid City has been placed under arrest for two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder as police investigate a shooting incident that took place outside of a residence in the 1700 block of E. Highway 44. At around 6:45 a.m. on July 20th, police were dispatched…
42-year-old Patrick Catlin of Wausa, NE has been placed under arrest following two incidents of indecent exposure to children. On July 13th at around 6:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the 800 block of Quincy Street for a report of an adult male who had exposed himself to a child.…
Following an application/interview process that began in early June, Scott Sitts has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Sitts began his career with the RCPD in 2004. In the time since, his assignments have included Patrol Officer, Detective, Internet Crimes Against Children Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Special Operations Sergeant,…
A Rapid City man has been placed under arrest for Second Degree Murder following an assault at a local motel. On June 6th at around 10:00 p.m., police were dispatched to 710 Meade Street for a report of an assault that had taken place.  On arrival, police were directed to…
After more than 24 years of service to the citizens of Rapid City, Chief Karl Jegeris has announced his intent to depart his leadership position at the Rapid City Police Department. He will be leaving to join the Children’s Home Society of South Dakota as their Director of Collaborative Excellence.…

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