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Assistant Chief of Police Don Hedrick has been accepted into the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Bloomberg Fellow. Assistant Chief Hedrick is one of fifty-eight Bloomberg Fellows this year, and is one of eight leaders in the nation to receive the fellowship to pursue a Doctor…
The Rapid City Police Department has recently learned that one of its officers has tested positive for COVID-19. The RCPD learned of the positive test result late Monday afternoon. When the officer first began developing symptoms, he immediately informed his supervisor. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the officer has not…
The Rapid City Police Department is scheduled for an assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. The original on-site assessment was postponed due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions placed on assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The…
The Rapid City Police Department continues to investigate a total of five business break-ins taking place throughout the early morning hours of April 19th. Police are turning to the public’s help for identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary/theft at 3851 Eglin Street. Police were called to the address at…
The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating multiple early-morning burglaries. At the time of this release, one suspect has been taken into custody. At around 3:55 a.m. on April 19th, police were dispatched to 643 North Lacrosse Street for an alarm. On arrival, police observed that one of the…
Rapid City Police and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a shooting incident as an attempted murder. At around 8:40 a.m. on April 17th, police were dispatched to the area of Halley Avenue and Van Buren Street for a report of gunshots heard in the area. Police were…
Following the March 31st discovery of human remains in the area of 3333 Jolly Lane, Rapid City police have positively identified them as those of Malinda Ader. The positive identification was made through a comparative analysis of Ader’s dental records by a forensic odonatologist. Ader was 35 at the time…
Rapid City police are currently investigating an unattended death after human remains were located near Rapid Creek. On March 31st at around 3:00 p.m., police were dispatched to 3333 Jolly Lane after a grounds keeper discovered an object which appeared to be a human skull. On arrival, police were directed…
The Rapid City Police Department is currently working to investigate several recent business robberies across Rapid City. Nine different business robberies have been reported in the last 30 days. Police have arrested a single suspect (who remains in custody) in connection with four of these robberies, however, police continue to…
Based on Centers for Disease Control recommendations for social distancing and self-quarantine in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Rapid City Police Department is encouraging the public to utilize the agency’s online services for reporting crimes occurring in Rapid City. The online crime reporting service can…

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