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Police Officer I, II
Certified & Reciprocity Eligible Police Officer

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Feel free to contact us at (605) 394-4133.

300 Kansas City St, in Rapid City, SD

  • Associate's degree or a minimum of 64 hours of college credit from an accredited institution; or
  • Current certified law enforcement experience (at least 4 years of previous certified law enforcement experience may be acceptable, however experience in corrections does not apply); or
  • Four years of active full-time military experience (part-time reserve experience does not meet requirement); or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.

In addition, candidates must be at least 21 years of age, a US Citizen, possess a valid driver’s license and have not been convicted of a felony crime or serious misdemeanor offense.

The Rapid City Police Department serves the nearly 80,000 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. We are continually working to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the people we serve.

We offer a variety of services, and are especially proud of our proactive programs to keep our community safe, such as the School Liaison Program and our civilian traffic investigators. We also see ourselves as a leader in quality training throughout the region, with outstanding recruit training and Field Officer Training programs to cultivate committed, courteous officers for our department.

Mission Statement

Community First, Service Above Self, Integrity-Driven. One Interaction at a time.

Vision Statement

Striving for a safe and crime-free Rapid City.


Provides law enforcement patrol and investigative services.

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