Yankton Police Department

  • Agency: Yankton Police Department
  • Address: 410 Walnut St, Yankton, 57078 SD
  • Chief: Duane Heeney (Chief of Police)
Phone: (605) 668-5210
Fax: 605-668-5203
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Yankton Police Department is located at 410 Walnut St, Yankton, 57078 SD. The Chief of Police of the department is Duane Heeney. The Yankton Police Department phone number is (605) 668-5210.

Yankton Police Department News

Spring is in the air but so are all the scams! Besides the tax return scams in the area, we now have someone(s) passing play money in the area. If you are a retailer be sure to look at your money, especially your $100 bills. These are being passed in the area and clearly show they are fraudulent! If you find any or have information on who is passing these in Yankton, please call (605) 668 5210.

Our newest officer, Dylan Wilson started February 26th 2018. Welcome aboard!

The much anticipated use of Body Worn Camera's will begin tonight (Thursday Feb 1st 2018) at 6 p.m. We have worked diligently to get the program up and running. The initial phases will be testing different manufactured cameras. We hope to make our final selection by summertime.

As we dig out from recent heavy snowfall take care not to deposit snow from sidewalks and driveways on streets or alleys. Doing so is dangerous and not permitted by city ordinance. As you remove snow from public sidewalks please pay special attention to corners that might have become blocked and clear snow from around fire hydrants. Please shovel your public sidewalks in a timely manner and, if you are able, offer assistance to your neighbors who may need help to clear theirs. For more information contact the City of Yankton at 605-668-5251.

A good deed needs attention! Just moments ago a young lady turned in some found money. We would like to see it go to its rightful owner. If you lost money today; Thursday November 30th please call YPD 605 668 5210 tell us the business where it was lost, the amount and the denominations. Please be respectful that someone with great honesty and integrity turned this over to us, hoping it was returned to the rightful owner.

Yankton Police Department’s K9 Max and K9 Reno have received body armor Yankton Police Department’s K9 Max and K9 Reno have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Max and K9 Reno’s vests were sponsored by the 2016 Fallen K9 Hero fundraiser hosted by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of the K9s who served and sacrificed in 2016”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Has been adopted! Thank to all who have shared this post. Someone's pet: We picked up a geriatric (intact) male lab. He weighs approx. 100 lbs and has a red collar. We picked him up near 12th and Walnut last Monday, October 16th. Please call 605 668 5210 so he can go back home.

In Remembrance of all first Responders.

We are asking citizens to please check their garbage cans. We've arrested suspects for stealing items and are being told they (suspects) threw stolen property into random trash cans within Yankton. If you locate items that you didn't place into the trash, please call 668 5210

2nd Coffee with a cop: Friday May 5th (yes, Cinco de Mayo) 2p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway Yankton. A time for the community to come enjoy a cop of coffee and ask questions from the ranks of Yankton Police Department

YANKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS April 29th AT YANKTON POLICE DEPT. On Saturday April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Yankton Police Department and the (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity to prevent pill abuse and help keep these prescriptions out of the wrong hands. Bring your pills for disposal to Yankton Police Dept.at 410 Walnut Ste. 102. The YPD cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29th Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Yankton Police Department.

Yankton Police Department’s K9's Max and Reno will receive body armor Yankton Police Department’s K9 Max and K9 Reno will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Max and K9 Reno’s vest are sponsored by the 2016 Fallen K9 Hero fundraiser hosted by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of the K9s who served and sacrificed in 2016”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Max and Reno are dual purpose trained K9’s with the Yankton Police Department and have received certification in criminal apprehension and drug detection through the State of South Dakota. Max and Reno are a vital part of the Yankton Police Department’s efforts to combat crime and drugs in our area so keeping them safe is important. Max is handled by Officer Nolz and Reno is handled by Officer Pekarek. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,300 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

As Friday's storm draws closer and the amounts are starting to go up, do yourself and the plow drivers a favor and move your cars off the streets. Streets will get plowed quicker and they'll be clear for you to park on after the Snow Emergency.

The anticipated press release on the Wells Fargo bank robbery is forthcoming. It will be released from the US Attorney's office, Sioux Falls

Not sure how it got started but there were NO shots fired at the high school tonight. It is irresponsible for people to jump to conclusions and potentially cause harm to others.

Be watching early next week for a press release on the Wells Fargo bank robbery.

Pursuit tonight ended with two in custody. We take felons very seriously and when they flee we make a decision on whether to pursue or let them flee. This one was serious enough, and dangerous enough we continued. Two in custody and no one hurt, best outcome in our line of work. Thanks to all the law enforcement that assisted; YSO,SDHP, DCI, NSP, Cedar SO, KNOX SO and BOYD SO. The unseen folks in the Dispatch center provided, strong professional support throughout the pursuit.

Thursday January 26th Yankton Police Department will be out tagging and ticketing vehicles. By city ordinance you must move your car every 24 hours. Today's tickets are $10, tomorrow they will be much more. Help a neighbor get their vehicle moved, because it's the right thing to do!

The storm was promised and it arrived. Now we need drivers to stay home so the road crews can do their work. Give them space and time to clear the roads! If you have to go out, go slow and be polite to each other.

A great event that area law enforcement looks forward to each year! Cops, Kids and Christmas

Kids, Cops, and Christmas The Yankton Police Department will be holding their annual Kids, Cops, and Christmas on December 10th. The Yankton Police Department has worked together with the Yankton Sheriff’s Office, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks in making a unique shopping experience with children. The Police Department is currently looking for children in the city of Yankton who may benefit from this program. Please contact Yankton Police Officer Jeremy Olson at (605)668-5210. If anyone would like to donate to the program, they may contact Officer Olson, or an account has been set up at First Dakota National Bank.

Friday Oct. 14th 2016 has been proclaimed Pink Ladies Dart League Day in South Dakota. So I have a request for all my friends out there that throw darts in Yankton, let's all wear PINK to darts Thursday and show support. Post the pictures. And then, if so inclined or able to, wear PINK on Friday. We're asking everyone to paint the town pink. Show your support for this great group of women that ask for nothing in return.... BECAUSE NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!