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The Huron Police Department serves the Huron community with law enforcement protection 24 hours a day. The dispatch center handles all routine business and all emergency 911 calls for the City of Huron and all of Beadle County, as well as 911 services for Hand, Jerauld, and Kingsbury Counties. Following are other programs provided to the community by the Huron Police Department:

  • Prescription Drug Take Back 

    On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Huron Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the south side of City Hall at 239 Wisconsin Ave. SW.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Read Press Release

    If you can’t make the event, the Huron Police Department also has a drop box, in the lobby.  The drop box is available 24 hours a day, for your convenience.  If you have questions, please contact Officer Mark Johnson, at 605-353-8550.

  • Crime Stoppers

    Crime Stoppers is a community wide program where people can leave information about criminal activity. Callers can remain anonymous if they choose to. If the information that is provided leads to an arrest and conviction, a reward for the information can be offered. To report criminal activity, please contact Crime Stoppers at 353-8555.

  • DARE Program

    Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The Huron Police Department teaches its DARE Program to all 5th grade students in the public school system and St. Martin's Catholic School. The program consists of 10 weeks of classroom instruction and a graduation ceremony.

  • Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Programs

    Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Programs are offered every fall and spring to elementary children in the public school system.

  • Safety City Program

    The Safety City Program is sponsored by the American Legion and is held every summer. The program is designed to teach vehicle and pedestrian safety to preschool children.

  • School Resource Officer

    The Huron Police Department provides a uniformed officer who acts as the School Resource Officer for the school system. His office is located at the Huron High School. He is the liaison between law enforcement and the youth in the community. He speaks in the classrooms upon request, and patrols all school grounds.

Police Department

Gary Will, Chief of Police
239 Wisconsin Ave SW | PO Box 1369
Phone: (605) 353-8550
Fax: (605) 353-8554
Email

Mission Statement

"The mission of the Huron Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to provide effective police services in order to protect, preserve, and improve the quality of life that we hold, while striving to recognize, defend and respect all whom we serve."

Vision Statement

"The vision of the Huron Police Department is to be committed to excellence in leadership, providing progressive and proactive services by developing community partnerships and building for the future. "

Core Values
  • The Constitution of the United States of America and of the State of South Dakota - Recognizing the struggle and sacrifices made by our forefathers to insure the sovereignty of our nation and our state, we embrace the rights, protections and due process provided by these great instruments of freedom.

  • Human Dignity - Regardless of race, color, creed, or social status.

  • Peace and Safety - For all people and the community that we protect.

  • Honor and Integrity - Not just spoken, but displayed through devotion to duty and in our daily interactions with others.

  • Responsibility and Accountability - People should be responsible for their own actions, and so should government. Open dialogue and information sharing with the community is absolutely necessary for the survival of all.

  • Professional Relationships - Forged with citizens and local businesses by providing quality and dependable police services.

  • Community Support - Respect, trust and confidence in our ability to perform our duties in a firm yet fair manner.

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