Greetings from South Dakota's State Capitol and the
                      Pierre Police Department

Our 42 employees proudly serve and protect 14,000 citizens of Pierre as well as all the citizens who make Pierre their temporary home during the legislative session. We also serve Hughes, Stanley, Sully, Hyde and Jones counties with their E911 and dispatch needs. We enjoy excellent quality of life in Pierre and have the best fishing and hunting in the state!

The Pierre Police Department is on the job around the clock helping meet the needs of our residents with patrol, investigative, cyber crime, community resource, and animal control sections. We also serve as a multi-county Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

We have several programs of which we are especially proud. Our School Liaison Program serves all the school campuses and our School Resource Officer was named South Dakota School Resource Officer of the Year for 2010.  We offer D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Program), numerous public safety programs, and two of our officers are TAM's (Techniques in Alcohol Management) certified instructors.

If we can assist you in a public presentation, or just have a question about our department, feel free to give us a call. We would love to help. Check back often as we are adding new information all the time.
Dave Panzer Jr.,
Chief of Police

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