Spearfish Police Department

  • Agency: Spearfish Police Department
  • Address: 625 N 5th St, Spearfish, 57783 SD
  • Chief: Patrick Rotert (Chief of Police)
Phone: 605-642-1305
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Spearfish Police Department is located at 625 N 5th St, Spearfish, 57783 SD. The Chief of Police of the department is Patrick Rotert. The Spearfish Police Department phone number is 605-642-1305.

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The Spearfish Police Department is budgeted to add an additional Police Officer position during the 2019 budget cycle. The application process for that position is now open. City of Spearfish Police Officer Responsibilities: City of Spearfish Police Officers will enforce local, state, and federal laws, prevent and suppress crime and accidents, and promote public safety through community policing principles. Requirements: Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, possession of a valid SD driver’s license with an insurable driving history, Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission Certificate or ability to obtain within one year from hiring date. Preference will be given to candidates with certification. Position will require availability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays. How to Apply: Interested applicants must submit a City application to Human Resource Office, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, SD 57783; p 605-642-1354; f 605-642-1329; e jodi.friedel@cityofspearfish.com Salary $22.07; Salary DOE/DOQ; Excellent Benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer. To view entire position description please visit the City’s web page at www.cityofspearfish.com Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process are encouraged to apply and should contact the Human Resource Director to commence the accommodation interactive process.

Stories like this are why the Spearfish Police Department and other South Dakota law enforcement agencies choose to support Special Olympics South Dakota through fundraising opportunities like the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Northern Hills Polar Plunge and Tip-a-Cop. What a great piece about some great individuals!

A few weeks ago the Spearfish City Council authorized staff to move forward in creating a designated portion of the area northeast of Evans Park as an off leash allowed area. The portion that will eventually be available for off leash use will basically be the northern most quarter of what is commonly referred to as the Old Meier Property or North Evans Creek Trail area. We have been getting inquires from people thinking the entire area is already allowed for off leash use and this is not the case. Signs and other markers that will clearly identify what area is allowed as off leash are being ordered and will be installed in the area. Until the project is completed, the entire area is still considered to be ON LEASH. Once the project is completed, off leash dogs will be allowed in the designated area only. The remainder of the area will still be enforced as on leash being required. Installation and completion of the project is contingent upon availability of materials. The project may be completed this fall or as late as next spring.

Officer Colin Simpson, a current military member with three deployments to his credit, was an Honorary Team Captain for the Black Hills State University Yellowjackets on Saturday. The game, a win against New Mexico Highlands University, was the teams Hero Appreciation game, honoring veterans, law enforcement, fire and emergency medical personnel. A big thank you to Coach Reiners, the members of the football team and the university, for the recognition.

10/13/2018 **UPDATED** Press Release – Residential Burglaries on 10/10/2018 **UPDATE** RELEASE INFORMATION 10/13/2018 The suspect in this case, CHASE ALLEN SPENCER, was taken into custody by North Dakota law enforcement officials. He is currently being held in the Williams County Jail in Williston, ND with no bond.

10/13/2018 **UPDATED** Press Release – Residential Burglaries **UPDATE** RELEASE INFORMATION 10/13/2018 The suspect in this case, CHASE ALLEN SPENCER, was taken into custody by North Dakota law enforcement officials. He is currently being held in the Williams County Jail in Williston, ND with no bond. **UPDATED** RELEASE INFORMATION 10/11/2018 The suspect in this case is CHASE ALLEN SPENCER Age 27, White Male, 5’9” Tall, 135 lbs., Red Hair, Blue Eyes. Spencer is originally out of the Ray, North Dakota area and was most recently believed to be in the Denver, Colorado area. It is likely he was traveling through the region on his way back to North Dakota, when the crimes in Spearfish were committed. It is unknown at this time if he is still travelling in the region and he is most recently known to be in North Dakota. Spencer is currently wanted for Failure to Appear on charges similar to the crimes committed in Spearfish, which occurred in the Ray, ND area in April. He also has an active warrant in Colorado for Forgery. The Spearfish Police Department will continue to investigate Spencer’s involvement in the residential burglaries and other crimes committed in Spearfish on October 10th, 2018. If anyone has any information concerning these crimes or the location of Chase Allen Spencer, please contact Sgt. Darin Pedneau or Detective Jason De Neui at the Spearfish Police Department 605-642-1300 or your local law enforcement agency. ******************************************************************* ORIGINAL RELEASE INFORMATION FROM 10/10/2018 BELOW The Spearfish Police Department is investigating several residential burglaries that occurred in the area of Tranquility Lane in Spearfish during the early morning hours of October 10, 2018. Some of the residences that were entered were occupied at the time. No forced entry was found at any of the scenes and it is believed access was gained through unlocked doors. Financial tools such as credit cards and cash appeared to be the targeted items. Several vehicles in the Sandstone Addition area of Spearfish were also burglarized during the same time frame and a vehicle was stolen outside a residence located on Branding Iron Drive. The stolen vehicle was later recovered wrecked on Highway 85 in Harding County, South Dakota. Evidence from the scenes of these crimes, surveillance videos obtained and investigative information developed, indicates a single suspect and that this suspect likely left the area in the stolen vehicle and is ultimately believed to be in the Williston area of North Dakota. If anyone has any information concerning these crimes or the identity person in the images or video, please contact Sgt. Darin Pedneau or Detective Jason De Neui at the Spearfish Police Department 605-642-1300. The investigation is ongoing by the Spearfish Police Department with the assistance of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

10/10/2018 Press Release – Residential Burglaries The Spearfish Police Department is investigating several residential burglaries that occurred in the area of Tranquility Lane in Spearfish during the early morning hours of October 10, 2018. Some of the residences that were entered were occupied at the time. No forced entry was found at any of the scenes and it is believed access was gained through unlocked doors. Financial tools such as credit cards and cash appeared to be the targeted items. Several vehicles in the Sandstone Addition area of Spearfish were also burglarized during the same time frame and a vehicle was stolen outside a residence located on Branding Iron Drive. The stolen vehicle was later recovered wrecked on Highway 85 in Harding County, South Dakota. Evidence from the scenes of these crimes, surveillance videos obtained and investigative information developed, indicates a single suspect and that this suspect likely left the area in the stolen vehicle and is ultimately believed to be in the Williston area of North Dakota. The attached images are of the suspect. This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information concerning these crimes or the identity person in the images, please contact Sgt. Darin Pedneau or Detective Jason De Neui at the Spearfish Police Department 605-642-1300.

Good morning Spearfish!

Sgt. Steve Hofmann and SRO Jason Gellett catching a volleyball game.

Some good information regarding election sign regulations within the City of Spearfish.

Congratulations to Josh on this great award. He is very deserving of the honor. Josh's office is here at the Spearfish Police Department and we consider him to be a part of our extended family. Way to go Josh!

As winter and our first snowfalls approach, it is helpful to make sure dead storage vehicles, boats, campers, trailers, etc. are removed from the streets now, to avoid issues when it snows. Officers will be looking more closely for items being stored on streets in the next few weeks and taking actions to get them removed. Please do your part in making sure these items are not stored on the streets. Attached is a link to the City of Spearfish Snow Information and Advisory Guide. It contains some great information to help you be prepared for snow removal operations. Take a look through the advisory guide to become familiar with when you need to have vehicles off of streets for snow removal. https://www.cityofspearfish.com/document_center/PublicWorks/Snow_Guide.pdf

Employment Opportunity - Police Dispatcher Responsibilities: Will receive and record incoming enforcement and emergency-related calls from the public, both in person and on the telephone. Will refer callers and/or transmit or relay orders to the appropriate police patrol, fire, ambulance, Public Works personnel, county authorities, or other related agencies. Requirements: Ability to type 35 wpm, ability to be bonded, High school diploma or GED certificate, possession of a valid SD driver’s license with a clean driving history, and ability to obtain State required training certificates within one year of hiring date. Position will require availability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays. Residency required within a distance from the City of Spearfish adequate to meet a 30 minute response time requirement. How to Apply: Interested persons must submit a City application along with a typing test documenting words per minute to the Human Resource Office, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, SD 57783; p 605-642-1354; f 605-642-1329; e jodi.friedel@cityofspearfish.com Wage: $16.07 per hour; Excellent benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. To view entire position description please visit the City’s web page at www.cityofspearfish.com Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process are encouraged to apply and should contact the Human Resource Director to commence the accommodation interactive process.

Back to school day for our School Resource Officers!

A huge shout out to the 2018-19 Creekside Elementary School parents for such a safe and efficient drop off on the first day of school. There is normally a 2-3 week learning curve before it gets this good. You hit it out of the park on your first day! Thank you!!!!!

By the way.......we dance too!