Lead Police Department

  • Agency: Lead Police Department
  • Address: 801 W Main St, Lead, 57754 SD
  • Chief: John Wainman, Jr (Chief of Police)
Phone: 605-584-1615
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Lead Police Department is located at 801 W Main St, Lead, 57754 SD. The Chief of Police of the department is John Wainman, Jr. The Lead Police Department phone number is 605-584-1615.

Lead Police Department News

One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. In 2016, seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,668 lives. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt – the national use rate is at 90.1 percent – but nearly 27.5 million people still don’t buckle up. Understand the potentially fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt and learn what you can do to make sure you and your family are properly buckled up every time. This information is from the nhtsa.gov.

This is a test of the Code Red notification system. No action is required on your part. In an emergency, directions may have been given.... https://t.co/Rhip5qCita

As we approach summer, we would like to remind you that our highways are going to be busy with tourists once again. While we appreciate our visitors and the economic boost they give us it can bring another issue. A lot of these drivers aren't used to the types of driving that can be required here in the hills. Please buckle up.

There will be a test of the emergency tornado siren on 04/25/18 at 0915. This is only a test and no action needs to be taken.... https://t.co/0x0wbbZPwV

The water will be off from 0700 to mid afternoon on 04/18/18 to repair a water leak. Please call City Hall at 584-1401 with questions.... https://t.co/RcDbMO79Mn

I remember my first vehicle safety talk as a public employee. It was a ND State Trooper who said that he had never pulled a fatality out from underneath a seatbelt. The truth is simple. Ask any firefighter, ems person, or police officer. They will all say, I have seen seatbelts save lives in accidents where they wouldn't have lived. They will also all say they have seen fatal accidents where a person would have lived if they were wearing a seatbelt. CLICK-IT

Multiple water line breaks were repaired. Service is now restored. Thanks for your patience while these issues were resolved....

Nobody likes to see this in their rearview mirror. Reducing your speed will reduce your chances of this happening to you.

SafeHome.org South Dakota’s SAFEST CITIES Share on Twitter Share on Facebook See Which South Dakota Cities Made the List Based on a population of at least 2,000 Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here. South Dakota is famous for its solid agricultural base. This industry is huge here and plenty of hay, rye, honey, sunflowers, soybeans, wheat, cattle, and corn are produced in the state. If you are looking to pursue the tourism industry, The Mount Rushmore State would be a great choice as it brings in about $2 billion every year! Love exploring and seeing nature? South Dakota is home to many beautiful sites including Spearfish Canyon, Mount Rushmore National Monument, Badlands National Park, and Custer State Park, to name a few. Not only are there wonderful attractions to see, the state also has many safe cities. Let’s take a look at a few! Of the 25 scored cities in South Dakota, 19 of them have a Safety Score of at least 80. According to our list, Sisseton is the state’s safest city, with a score of 98.74. It has a relatively small population of just 2,473 as of 2014, with a racial makeup of predominately white people. Most of the people living here are either families raising children or married couples living together. Located about 2 hours away is Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s most populous city. It made our list of safest cities in the state with a score of 71.14, which isn’t too bad considering 168,586 people lived here in 2014. Pierre, the State Capitol, ranks as the 22nd safest city in the state with a score of 74.8. In 2014, this city had a reported population of 14,054. Some other cities that scored above 90 in South Dakota include Winner (95.66), Lead (95), Madison (93.62), and Hot Springs (92.22). All of these cities are smaller with populations under 10,000 people. Madison is home to Dakota State University though, and is a great place for students to be. Parents can be assured that their children are in a safe area while receiving their education. 1Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 98.74 Sisseton, SD Population: 2,480 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 353 Violent Crimes: 5 Violent Crime Trend: -55.1% Property Crimes: 3 Property Crime Trend: -89.4% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 95.66 Winner, SD Population: 2,846 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 284 Violent Crimes: 8 Violent Crime Trend: 59.4% Property Crimes: 14 Property Crime Trend: -41.9% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 3Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 95 Lead, SD Population: 3,006 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 500 Violent Crimes: 3 Violent Crime Trend: -69% Property Crimes: 22 Property Crime Trend: -15.8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 4Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 93.62 Madison, SD Population: 7,282 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 606 Violent Crimes: 8 Violent Crime Trend: -22.5% Property Crimes: 62 Property Crime Trend: -36.1% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 5Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 92.37 Brandon, SD Population: 9,992 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 832 Violent Crimes: 0 Violent Crime Trend: -100% Property Crimes: 25 Property Crime Trend: -3.1% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 6Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 92.34 Belle Fourche, SD Population: 5,733 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 636 Violent Crimes: 9 Violent Crime Trend: -35.5% Property Crimes: 57 Property Crime Trend: -22.7% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 7Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 92.22 Hot Springs, SD Population: 3,464 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: n/a Violent Crimes: 5 Violent Crime Trend: 67.3% Property Crimes: 37 Property Crime Trend: 54.8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 8Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 91.76 Canton, SD Population: 3,375 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 674 Violent Crimes: 8 Violent Crime Trend: 57.4% Property Crimes: 31 Property Crime Trend: 32.6% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 9Top 5th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 90.92 Mobridge, SD Population: 3,527 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 251 Violent Crimes: 8 Violent Crime Trend: 0.3% Property Crimes: 50 Property Crime Trend: -38.8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 10Top 10th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 89.61 Tea, SD Population: 4,718 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: n/a Violent Crimes: 4 Violent Crime Trend: -2.9% Property Crimes: 39 Property Crime Trend: -22.7% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 11Top 10th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 89.27 Brookings, SD Population: 23,501 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: n/a Violent Crimes: 25 Violent Crime Trend: -12.1% Property Crimes: 392 Property Crime Trend: 9.4% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 12Top 25th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 85.32 Aberdeen, SD Population: 28,219 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 522 Violent Crimes: 96 Violent Crime Trend: 20.5% Property Crimes: 560 Property Crime Trend: 0.4% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 13Top 25th Percentile in U.S. Safety Score: 85.22 Box Elder, SD Population: 9,614 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: n/a Violent Crimes: 28 Violent Crime Trend: 1.7% Property Crimes: 124 Property Crime Trend: -1.9% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 14 Safety Score: 83.2 North Sioux City, SD Population: 2,663 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: n/a Violent Crimes: 3 Violent Crime Trend: 182% Property Crimes: 46 Property Crime Trend: 5.5% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 15 Safety Score: 83.19 Spearfish, SD Population: 11,225 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: n/a Violent Crimes: 20 Violent Crime Trend: -16.5% Property Crimes: 292 Property Crime Trend: -8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 16 Safety Score: 82.34 Huron, SD Population: 13,307 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 369 Violent Crimes: 69 Violent Crime Trend: 34.5% Property Crimes: 314 Property Crime Trend: -2.8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 17 Safety Score: 81.94 Sturgis, SD Population: 6,767 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 375 Violent Crimes: 18 Violent Crime Trend: 164.1% Property Crimes: 178 Property Crime Trend: 11.5% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 18 Safety Score: 80.45 Watertown, SD Population: 22,195 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 403 Violent Crimes: 85 Violent Crime Trend: 46% Property Crimes: 621 Property Crime Trend: 26.3% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 19 Safety Score: 80.31 Vermillion, SD Population: 10,732 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 564 Violent Crimes: 22 Violent Crime Trend: -33.4% Property Crimes: 231 Property Crime Trend: -1.8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 20 Safety Score: 76.69 Yankton, SD Population: 14,573 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 383 Violent Crimes: 56 Violent Crime Trend: 2.2% Property Crimes: 387 Property Crime Trend: -12.3% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 21 Safety Score: 75.27 Mitchell, SD Population: 15,797 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: n/a Violent Crimes: 68 Violent Crime Trend: -1.2% Property Crimes: 575 Property Crime Trend: -1.6% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 22 Safety Score: 74.8 Pierre, SD Population: 14,150 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 353 Violent Crimes: 60 Violent Crime Trend: 21.7% Property Crimes: 531 Property Crime Trend: 20.7% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 23 Safety Score: 74.54 Chamberlain, SD Population: 2,405 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 400 Violent Crimes: 14 Violent Crime Trend: -31.9% Property Crimes: 87 Property Crime Trend: -21.3% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 24 Safety Score: 71.14 Sioux Falls, SD Population: 172,313 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 642 Violent Crimes: 819 Violent Crime Trend: 7.5% Property Crimes: 5,685 Property Crime Trend: 11.8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 25 Safety Score: 66.87 Rapid City, SD Population: 73,801 Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 488 Violent Crimes: 495 Violent Crime Trend: 12.5% Property Crimes: 2,869 Property Crime Trend: 2.8% Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

The Lead Police Department is stepping up seat belt enforcement. We have seen increased numbers of juveniles not wearing their seatbelts. So parents let's lead by example and click-it. Also talk with our kids to make sure it clicks with them! (See what we did there)

We have a small traffic jam in the Washington area. In this cold weather please be prepared before traveling. You never know what might happen

In an effort to educate residents on Lead City Ordinances concerning snow removal, we are publishing the following snow related ordinances for your convenience. Please contact Lead City Hall @ 605.584.1401 or the Lead Police Department @ 605.584.1615 with any questions. In addition to the ordinances, please be courteous of others. If someone shovels out a spot to park, do not park in that spot. Shovel a spot for yourself. Thanks § 71.54 POLICY FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND CLEANING OF STREETS. It is hereby declared to be in the best interest of the public policy and public safety of the city to regulate and restrict the operation and/or parking of vehicles on public streets during snow removal or cleaning of streets. (Prior Code, § 19-652) § 71.55 PROHIBITED OPERATION/PARKING DURING STREET CLEANING OPERATION. No vehicle shall be operated or parked in such a manner as to interfere with cleaning of streets by the city; and if operated or parked on any street where the Street Department is cleaning therefrom, the owner or person in charge of said motor vehicle shall move it at once upon request by law enforcement or the city employee in charge of cleaning. The Street Foreman shall have authority to prohibit operation and/or parking on any street for which said street is being cleaned. Notice of such prohibited operation or parking shall be given by placing proper signs on said street, or by publishing a notice thereof in any newspaper of general circulation within the city or by having announced on local radio stations notice of street cleaning. Any vehicle operated or parked in violation of this section will be moved and/or cited by the city and the cost thereof assessed against the person operating or parking such vehicle. (Prior Code, § 19-652A) 94.030 DUTY OF OWNER. (A) It shall be the duty of the owner, manager or lessee of property abutting upon any sidewalk, to avoid slippery conditions dangerous to public travel, to keep sidewalks free from ice and snow at all times. (B) All sidewalks shall be free from ice and snow no later than 24 hours after snowfall, except in unusual circumstances. (Prior Code, § 18-400) (Ord. 930-00, passed 10-30-2000) § 94.031 CITY MAY REMOVE. If the owner, manager or lessee of property abutting a sidewalk fails or refuses to remove snow and/or ice within the time period specified in § 94.030 above or to keep sidewalks free from snow and ice at all times, the Public Safety Administrator or designee may have the snow and/or ice removed and the cost of removal and any associated fines shall be charged against the property owner, manager or lessee. (Prior Code, § 18-401) (Ord. 930-00, passed 10-30-2000; Ord. 996-09, passed 11-2-2009) Penalty, see § 94.999 § 94.032 FAILURE TO REMOVE SNOW ; MISDEMEANOR. It is unlawful for any property owner, manager or lessee to fail to comply with § 94.030 above, and failure to comply shall be a misdemeanor. (Prior Code, § 18-403) (Ord. 930-00, passed 10-30-2000) Penalty, see § 94.999 94.033 NOTICE TO REMOVE SNOW AND ICE (A) The Police Chief or designee may, by public notice to each owner, manager or lessee of any lot abutting upon any sidewalk, require all snow and ice on the sidewalk to be removed within five days after issuance of the notice. The notice may be given generally by one publication in the official newspaper of the city. (B) The notice shall provide that each owner, manager or lessee of all lots abutting upon any sidewalk within the city shall maintain the sidewalk to avoid slippery conditions at all times and shall have all sidewalks clear of snow and ice no less than 24 hours after snowfall, and shall further provide that in case of failure to comply the city will cause the same to be shoveled or cleared and assess the cost thereof and any applicable fines and administrative fees against the owner, manager or lessee. One notice shall be sufficient for the winter season. (C) The city shall attempt to contact the owner, manager or lessee of properties in violation prior to the city causing the shoveling or clearing thereof. Failure to actually make contact with the owner, manager or lessee shall not prohibit the city from enforcing this subchapter. (Ord. 930-00, passed 10-30-2000) § 94.034 SNOW INTO STREETS. (A) Any individual or business who deliberately or intentionally removes snow or ice and places it into a public street, road or travel way shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to § 94.999. (B) Placement of snow onto a street department-created pile or windrow will be allowed. (C) Placement of hand-shoveled snow or ice, by residential homeowners or tenants, onto public streets, roads or travel ways prior to the removal of the snow by street crews shall be allowed. This placement of snow must be of a reasonable nature and must not create an additional burden to city crews. (D) Individuals or businesses will not be allowed to plow snow onto public streets, roads or travel ways under any circumstances. (Ord. 996-09, passed 11-2-2009) Penalty, see § 94.999 § 94.035 ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS. If it is prohibitive or not practical to remove ice that has frozen onto the sidewalk, the owner shall place some suitable material upon the same to prevent slipping or falling. (Ord. 996-09, passed 11-2-2009) Penalty, see § 94.999 94.999 PENALTY (A) Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter for which no other penalty is specified shall be subject to the provisions of § 10.99. (B) (1) Any individual or business that fails to remove snow or ice or arrange for the removal of snow or ice within the period prescribed in § 94.030 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine. Fines will be assessed as follows: (a) First offense: $50; (b) Second offense: $75; (c) Third offense: $100; and (d) Each subsequent offense: $100. (2) Additionally, the city shall be entitled to assess a $50 fee for the costs of arranging the snow or ice removal. The city shall also collect from the owner, manager or lessee of the property the actual cost to a contractor for the snow or ice removal. In the event the removal is done by city employees, the sum of $60 per employee per hour, plus materials, shall be assessed the property. (3) Any individual or business who violates the provisions of § 94.034 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a maximum fine of $100. (4) Each day the above-described failure or conduct continues shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 996-09, passed 11-2-2009)

Water will be shut off on 08/23/17 from 12:30 until approx 1:30. White, Curnow and Cyanide Street affected. Please call 605-584-1313.

Here is a face only a mother could love. So if you are this ones mother please let us know so we can reunite him with the one that loves.

We are receiving a lot of calls about the smoke in the area....there are currently no fire burning in the Black Hills area. We are told the smoke is coming from Montana. Have a great day!

**Update** the child was located. Thank You for all of the help. We are asking for help in locating a 12 year old boy. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with orange lettering, grey long johns. He has blond hair and has been missing for about a 1/2 hour. If you see him please call 578- 2230 or 584- 1615. Thank you!

A friendly reminder to please lock your vehicle doors. Especially if you keep anything of value in your vehicle. Car burglaries are often a crime of opportunity, don't give them the opportunity. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

On 04/26/17, at 0900, the City of Lead will be having a tornado siren test. The tornado siren will be activated at that time.

Due to a water leak you may be without water from 1000 am on 02/21/17 until the repair is fixed.

ALERT!! Tax season for many can cause some level of stress. To add to this we have been receiving numerous complaints of people that are saying they are with the IRS. They are seeking money and or personal information. THIS IS A SCAM. Please be aware anytime that someone calls you asking for personal information or money which in return you will get a larger sum of money this is a scam

This is truly a great event!! Law Enforcement across the country have had the great honor of partnering with the Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraising event that we can all participate in. While the Lead PD doesn't have anyone jumping this year. (Next year we will get the Chief to participate). As for this year if you would like to sponsor a jumper or a team please feel free to contact us or go to plungesd.org and find your favorite jumper.

PRESS RELEASE CITY OF LEAD TEMPORARY WATER SHUTOFF/ TRAFFIC DETOUR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017 There will be a water shutoff in the City of Lead on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 beginning at 7:00 AM and lasting all day. This shutoff will only impact businesses and residences on West Main Street, between Alert and Julius Streets. This water service interruption is necessary for the repair of a water main on West Main Street. Traffic will be one lane through this area. Traffic southbound on Highway 85/West Main St (uphill) will be restricted to one lane. Traffic northbound on Highway 85/West Main Street(downhill) will be diverted to Julius Street until the work is completed. Local traffic to Lead City Hall will be allowed. Water service is anticipated to be restored by the end of the day on Wednesday. The City of Lead is asking for cooperation from all impacted persons and businesses. In turn, the City will work diligently to make this interruption as short as possible. If there are any questions please contact Lead City Hall at 584-1401.

A water leak in Deadwood has depleted water level in the Lead tank. Low water pressure to be expected. Conserve water until 12/18/16 @ 2 pm