As the result of several years of partnership between the RCPD and the Knollwood Townhouses Apartments, the Rapid City Police Department has created a satellite office within the apartment complex.
The grand opening is scheduled for June 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 25 Knollwood Drive on the west end of Building D.
The space and furnishings of the new satellite office was graciously donated by the Knollwood Townhouse Apartments and will serve as a quiet location where officers can catch up on reports, enjoy their lunchbreak, and even plan out sector-policing efforts.
(It should be noted that this new office is not a precinct. It instead serves as an additional workspace for officers assigned to the city’s north side to use in their day-to-day duties).
“The Knollwood Townhouses Apartment Complex serves as a shining example of success within the RCPD’s Crime-Free Multi-Housing program,” says RCPD Crime Prevention Specialist Ron Terviel. “There was a time when this area had one of the highest call-for-service volumes in Rapid City. We credit their active participation in the CFMH program for the astronomical reduction in crime in this area of town.”
The RCPD’s Crime-Free Multi-Housing program is a multi-tiered approach to creating a safer environment in and around the city’s various apartment complexes. By having apartment management partner with a law enforcement liaison, the program gives these locations the tools they need to increase safety, remove problem tenants, and actively deter crime.
More than 30 multi-housing properties actively partner with the RCPD as a part of the Crime-Free Multi-Housing program, with nine of those locations having attained full CFMH certification since starting the program.