Pennington County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Pennington County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 300 Kansas City St, Rapid City, 57701 SD
  • Chief:
Phone: 605-394-6113
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Pennington County Sheriff's Office is located at 300 Kansas City St, Rapid City, 57701 SD. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office phone number is 605-394-6113.

Pennington County Sheriff's Office News

Run/walk in To Pfeifle's memory to benefit Raider Park Stevens Raiders. Tom died in a climbing accident in 2016. Starts at 8 am TODAY!

Deputy Hope Bearden is working a swing shift... enjoying double rainbow in Keystone.

Friday fugitive. Please share.

We're raising the alarm about the methamphetamine epidemic.

New location for this evening's testing at the Sheriff's 24-7 Sobriety Program. 111 New York Street, Suite 300, near old Prairie Market. See map attached.

Sheriff's warrant sale on mobile homes today starting at 10 am. Call for home details.

Psychologist Dr. Fred Magnavito retires from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. He’s been evaluating applicants for law enforcement positions since the 1980s. Rapid City Police Department, Rapid City Fire Department. South Dakota Highway Patrol and more. He helped in all our critical incidents through the years. Thanks also to wife Sandra Magnavito.

History in the making! All-female trip running Pennington County Sheriff’s Jail bus across the state.

Amazing group of teachers & students from Michigan’s Hudsonville Public School! They helped Deputy Owens & Badlands Nat'l Park unit rescue an injured hiker at bottom of the Pinnacles. We could not have carried the lady out without their help! Human chain ladder for 2 steep hills.

We are waving the red flag! Felony drug arrests continue to climb and often spike in the summer months. Methamphetamine is our biggest concern. Call for help with addiction or to report drug activity.

Box Elder home fire Monday, 2:30 pm. Firefighters responded to smoke and fire at 337 COTTONWOOD DR. Firefighters were able to stop the spread of flames. An adult + 3 kids escaped without serious injury along with two pets. No injuries to firefighters. Two pets died in fire.

Cities and towns within Pennington County have the ability to set their own rules and regulations on the use of fireworks. In Rapid City, fireworks are prohibited inside the city limits and within one mile of the city limits except for novelty fireworks. Novelty fireworks are defined as party poppers, snaps, sparklers, and toy caps. Discharging fireworks in Rapid City is an offense punishable by a fine of up to $500, 30 days in jail, or both In Hill City, Keystone & Wall, fireworks are prohibited in city limits. If you reside in the Black Hills Fire Protection District, fireworks are prohibited. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor to discharge fireworks anywhere inside the Black Hills Fire Protection District. In New Underwood, fireworks are only allowed in the city limits between June 27 and July 5. In Box Elder, fireworks are allowed June 30-July 4, 2018, 9:00am -11:00pm In Pennington County outside the cities and towns mentioned earlier, county ordinance allows the discharge of fireworks when the grassland fire index is low, moderate, or high. Discharging fireworks in permitted areas should be done in a safe manner on your own property or with the permission of the landowner. Fireworks may not be discharged on a public roadway as well as at or from a moving vehicle. Those participating in the discharge of fireworks are strongly encouraged to clean up all litter created. Finally, South Dakota Law allows fireworks to be discharged from Tuesday, June 27 through Sunday, July 8. Thank you and please be safe over the 4th of July holiday.

Joint training at Deerfield. SD Game Fish & Parks with side scan sonar, the ROV Team (remotely operated vehicle) and the Water Rescue Team.

From left: Officer Eric Dwyer (RCPD), Deputy Brandon Akley (PCSO), Sgt Chris Hislip, David Osterquist (NASRO Instructor), Officer Jason Larsen (Sioux Falls PD), Officer Bob Draeger (Sioux Falls PD), and Officer Brian Pitts (RCPD) are attending the National Association of School Resource Officers National Conference in Reno, Nevada to learn updated, current practices to prevent and respond to challenges facing our youth, schools and community. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office and Rapid City Police Department are committed to working collaboratively with our area school districts to keep our schools as Officer Eric Dwyer (RCPD), Deputy Brandon Akley (PCSO), Sgt Chris Hislip, David Osterquist (NASRO Instructor), Officer Jason Larsen (Sioux Falls PD), Officer Bob Draeger (Sioux Falls PD), and Officer Brian Pitts (RCPD) are attending the Nation Association of School Resource Officers National Conference in Reno, Nevada to learn updated, current practices to prevent and respond to challenges facing our youth, schools and community. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office and Rapid City Police Department are committed to working collaboratively with area school districts to keep our schools as safe as possible.

The Pennington County Jail is seeking an energetic and efficient applicant to join our maintenance team as an evening building tech. SALARY: $15.28 Hourly $31,782.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 06/21/18 CLOSING DATE: 07/01/18 11:59 PM POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Pennington County Jail is seeking an energetic and efficient applicant to join our Maintenance team as an evening Building Tech. This position works between the hours of 3pm and 12:30 am, Monday-Friday. The Building Service Tech I plays an essential role in adhering to the standards of our accredited facility. Duties may include but are not limited to: • Performs all activities required to maintain cleanliness and sanitation • Cleans and maintains hard surface floors by regularly scrubbing, mopping and waxing • Cleans and maintains the appearance of walls, woodwork and ceilings using the appropriate cleaning tools and painting when necessary • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms • Collects and removes refuse from office and building areas • Washes windows and glasswork as necessary • Maintains records relating to the facility care and maintenance Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School Diploma or GED Experience: 1 year of building maintenance experience is preferred License/Certification: SD Driver's License within 90 days of state residency ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants will be screened based on reported qualifications and selected for panel interview. Upon conditional offer, applicants will undergo a comprehensive background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

Paul Wolf turned himself in.

RCPC Special Response Team responds to barricaded subject Pennington County, SD – Pennington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an emergency assistance call from the National Park Service on Highway 244 at approximately 8:20 pm, Sunday, June 24, 2018. A male had been stopped by Rangers for traffic related offenses. During this encounter a handgun was produced. The subject retreated to his conversion van, barricaded himself inside and began making statements clearly indicating he wanted to harm himself. The Special Response Team (SRT) was called out as the investigation determined the man had additional firearms. After several hours of negotiations, at 2:30 am Monday, June 25, 2018, SRT made entry into the vehicle and found the subject deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Captain Tony Harrison with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says this was an unfortunate situation. “The safety of the public and this individual were paramount. Unfortunately it came to a tragic end,” according to Captain Harrison. “We always encourage those who feel depressed to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.” Responding agencies include Mount Rushmore National Park Service Rangers, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Rapid City Police, Rapid City Fire, Emergency Services Communication Center, Battle Creek Fire Department. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and Rapid City Police Department are attempting to contact next of kin. At this time we are withholding the New Mexico man’s identity. ###

After a lot of hard work, the 24-7 sobriety program is set to open in its new location for the evening testing this Thursday, June 28, 2018. New location is in 100 block of New York Street in Prairie Market Plaza. 3,000 square feet, 10 year lease.

We thank the men and women who have served Pennington County on night shift for at least the past six months. (... and those not in photo as well!)

Thursday, June 28, 10 am auction for these mobile homes. Call for details: 394-6114.

Friday fugitive. Please share.

The Pennington County Jail is now preparing and testing students for completion of their GED, high school equivalency coursework and testing.

Getting accustomed to our new body cameras.

Pennington County Sheriff's Deputies and Rapid City Police Department officers are today on shift with Axon US body worn cameras,