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The Criminal Investigations Division of the Rapid City Police Department has observed an increase in the number of scams reported involving a caller soliciting gift cards as payment. These scams can take a variety of forms that include: Claiming to be a member of the Internal Revenue Service seeking back…
The Rapid City Police Department is currently seeking community feedback on the department’s performance as a law enforcement agency. The input is being solicited as a part of the RCPD’s tri-annual accreditation process. The RCPD has created an online survey which the community can access at: https://bit.ly/2yUJ2LB The survey, which…
The Rapid City Police Department is relaxing its policies on personal appearance to allow its personnel help raise money for two local organizations. During the month of November, officers will be allowed to grow out their facial hair in exchange for a donation benefiting the Rapid City Club for Boys…
On Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rapid City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your unwanted prescription…
The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with Rapid City Area Schools, the Rapid City Catholic School System, and Western Dakota Tech in order to provide a free and anonymous way to report threats to school safety. Earlier this year, the South Dakota Attorney General’s…
On the morning of October 11th, two Rapid City schools were placed into secure status as police worked to investigate two separate and unrelated incidents. Secure status means the doors to the facility are locked and access in and out of the building is restricted. Classes continue with minimal interruption.…
Rapid City police continue to investigate the October 5th traffic crash at the intersection of East Boulevard and E. New York Street. A Pontiac Grand Prix attempted a left turn onto westbound E. New York St, from northbound East Boulevard. A Pontiac Bonneville traveling southbound on East Boulevard struck the…
Following a joint investigation conducted by the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, a Catholic priest has been arrested after making sexual contact with a minor. On October 2nd, local law enforcement arrested 38-year-old John Praveen (AKA John Praveen Kumar Itukulapati) for two counts of Sexual…
Law Enforcement Chaplains from surrounding states will meet at the Public Safety Building in Rapid City this week to learn new ways to serve law enforcement, their families, and the communities they serve. This training is for ICPC Region 3, which includes South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa & Minnesota.…
Rapid City police are currently working to investigate several burglaries involving what are believed to be the same suspects. Two male suspects are believed responsible for burglarizing two Rapid City residences, stealing a vehicle, and making off with four stolen firearms (one of which has been recovered). On September 16th,…

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