Rapid City Police Department

About Rapid City Police Department

Our Department serves the nearly 70,000 citizens of Rapid City, the citizens of nearby suburban areas, and the estimated 2 million tourists that visit our community and the Black Hills region every year. Rapid City has been recognized as one of the safest communities in the country, and we are continually working to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the people we serve.

Candidates applying from outside of the area can look forward to working for a highly supportive community nestled in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

Applications are currently live in the ‘Jobs’ section of the city’s website, Qualifications to apply include:

Must be at least 21 years-of-age by date of hire.

Must have an Associates degree, or the equivalent of 64 college credit hours; or two years of certified law enforcement experience; or four years of active full-time military experience.

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