Rapid City Police Department

  • Agency: Rapid City Police Department
  • Address: 300 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, 57701 SD
  • Chief: Steve Allender (Chief of Police)
Phone: 605-394-4133
Fax: 605-394-6854

Rapid City Police Department is located at 300 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, 57701 SD. The Chief of Police of the department is Steve Allender. The Rapid City Police Department phone number is 605-394-4133.

Rapid City Police Department News

Members of the RCPD had a great time helping out with this morning's 'Bagel in the Street' event to benefit the KOTA Care & Share food drive. It was chilly, but Rapid City's generosity was certainly on display!

Significant structure fire at an apartment complex at 2021 Cherry Avenue. Residents have been evacuated and are being evaluated by medical units on scene. Roads in the surrounding neighborhood have been blocked off so fire crews can work.

Congratulations to Sgt. Kathleen Phillips on her nomination for the Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons Woman of Distinction award. We're fortunate as an agency to have such a passionate and caring leader among our ranks! #GirlScouts #WOD

We want to hear from you! As part of our commitment to working with the community to be the best law enforcement agency we can, we've created a citizen feedback survey. By taking the short questionnaire, you can let us know where your public safety priorities lie. It will be available though November 30th. Click below for the link to the survey. “Garnering the community’s feedback is invaluable in the world of modern law enforcement,” says Chief of Police Karl Jegeris. “The RCPD puts a tremendously high value on its relationship with the citizens we serve, and getting a sense of the community’s needs and perceptions about our services will allow us to focus our priorities as we move forward with initiatives to keep our city safe.”

Members of the RCPD Command Staff were privileged to help welcome home 89 soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s Company C, 1-189th Aviation Regiment. RCPD members of the returning group are Officer Damon Lappe and Officer Jeff Otto. We're thankful to have all of our Guard members home and safe!

Keeping the night watch!

We're proud to stand with Mothers Against Drunk Driving as they kick off their 'Tie One On for Safety' campaign during the holiday season. If your festivities during the holiday season include alcohol, always designate a sober ride. #DriveSober #SafeRC

Nails for a cause! As we kick off our 'No-Shave November' fundraiser to benefit the Rapid City Club for Boys and Girls Inc., our female staffers aren't being left out of the opportunity to participate. The students of Black Hills Beauty College have generously stepped up to provide nail painting services for our staffers who want to donate to the fundraiser. Looking great!

UPDATE: 70-year-old Gerald Ice has been located safe in Rapid City. Thank you to the public for their help in locating him!

Happy Halloween! We hope everyone makes responsible decisions as they celebrate the holiday. It's worth keeping in mind that your mugshot will look even sillier if you're in costume... #DriveSober #CelebrateResponsibly

If you notice some scruffy-looking officers in the coming weeks, there's a good reason behind why... During the month of November, officers will be allowed to grow out their facial hair in exchange for a donation benefiting the Rapid City Club for Boys and Girls Inc. Female officers will not be left out of the fundraising effort, and will be allowed to get creative in decorating their nails for the cause. More info: https://bit.ly/2JrRma4

40 -year-old Carmelo Valenzuela taken into custody after SRT callout to E. Chicago Street. Situation resolved.

Large LE and Fire DEPT presence at 721 E Chicago St due to a subject that had threatened to blow up home. Evacuations have been made and natural gas lines turned off. Please stay away from the area.

More ways to donate! The Rapid City Mayor's Office has stepped up to help us garner food donations to support the Feeding South Dakota PB&J Challenge. Bring your peanut butter, jelly, or other non-perishable food item to either of the drop off locations. They're located at the City/School Administration Building, or at the Rapid City Public Safety Building. They'll be there to accept donations through November 5th.

At around 8:30 this morning, police responded to the 900 block of Lemmon Avenue for a reported stabbing. On arrival, police located two individuals with stab wounds. Both were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. In the preliminary stages of the investigation, police believe the altercation happened in a pickup. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. It's believed the two occupants of the pickup were the only ones involved, and there exists no ongoing threat to public safety.

Officer Luke Lang stopped by the Black Hills Energy Horizon Point daycare this afternoon to meet their kiddos, hand out some stickers, and show them his police car. From the looks of it, they had as much fun as he did! #CommunityFirst

This Saturday (October 27th) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rapid City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your unwanted prescription medicines for disposal to the first floor lobby of the Public Safety Building at 300 Kansas City Street. (The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Lt. Andy Becker channels his inner quarterback this afternoon to help out during the Rapid City Police Activities League flag football at North Middle School!

Can you help? The RCPD has partnered with the Box Elder Police Department and Feeding South Dakota to help garner peanut butter and jelly food donations. The partnership comes several weeks after the BEPD started their own PB&J drive in response to someone tossing a PB&J sandwich at one of their patrol cars. If you's like to donate a non-perishable food item to the cause, stop by the Public Safety Building at 300 Kansas City Street and drop off your food donation in the first floor lobby!

The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with Rapid City Area Schools, the Rapid City Catholic School System, and Western Dakota Tech in order to provide a free and anonymous way to report threats to school safety. The system can be accessed by texting the word ‘safe’ to 82257. From there, the system will garner information from the tipster by following up with eight simple questions about the specific threat. This information will then be forwarded to local law enforcement, designated school officials, and School Resource Officers.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we're proud to stand alongside Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) during this evening's Community Candlelight Vigil as they send a message of support and advocacy for victims of domestic abuse.

If you're headed out this evening, plan some extra time in your trip to take it slow during the snowy conditions. #SafeRC

If you've ever wondered what Rapid City looks like through the eyes of a police officer working the night shift, Megan Murat at KNBN NewsCenter1 gives you a glimpse of the work our officers do while most of the city sleeps. #CommunityFirst

On the morning of October 11th, two Rapid City schools were placed into secure status as police worked to investigate two separate and unrelated incidents. “Parents should know that the Rapid City Police Department takes all threats to student safety seriously,” says Lt. Eli Diaz of the RCPD’s Patrol Division. “In both of these incidents, going into secure status was the right call. After further follow-up in both these cases, it is not believed there exists any lingering threat to the safety of the public.”

Horace Mann Elementary and Central High School were placed into secure status after a report of an individual seen with a gun in the area. Police still working to investigate and both schools have returned to normal status.