Rapid City and South Dakota boast a crime rate that is well below the national average. South Dakota ranks 47th lowest nationally in the total crime index. The Rapid City Police Department helps maintain this low rate with 136 full time employees.

The Rapid City Police Department is proud to serve the citizens of Rapid City and the surrounding Black Hills-an area long known to enjoy an outstanding quality of life.  Through innovative use of technology and highly trained employees, the Rapid City Police Department strives to ensure our citizens are safe to enjoy the benefits of a community full of recreational, cultural, and business opportunities at every turn.  The city’s latest crime numbers continue to reflect the efforts and emphasisi placed by our department in developing a postitive relationship with our community so that our citizens live, work, and play in a safe environment.  Please visit our site at Rapid City Police