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Rapid City Police Department

Community | Service | Integrity

Wages & Benefits

The Rapid City Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package to all its officers.

Starting salary for an RCPD officer: $29.29/hour. Officers work a 40-hour week, and are paid overtime for work outside their normal shift.

  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • Health insurance provided for the employee at no cost. The City pays a portion of the premium for family coverage.
  • Patrol officers enjoy a four-day (10 hour shifts) work week
  • Sick leave
  • Paid leave of 2 weeks per year. This jumps to 3 weeks of paid leave per year when the employee reaches 4 years of service.
  • Paid holidays
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan provided through the South Dakota Retirement System. City matches 8% of the employee’s pre-tax wages.
  • Supplemental retirement plan available
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending plans for health and dependent care

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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