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:
Citizens Police Academy - Deadline March 21, 2014
The Huron Police Department will once again be offering a Citizens Police Academy this spring. The Huron Police Department is currently taking applications for the spring of 2014 Academy Class. The academy will be held on Thursday evenings, starting at the beginning of April. The academy will run approximately ten weeks with a graduation ceremony at the end.
Topics to be covered will include use of force, traffic stops and special teams within the police department, along with multiple other topics. The class is designed to give participants and inside look at what is involved in police work.
Interested participants are encouraged to complete an application. The deadline for the Spring 2014 Academy Class is March 21, 2014 at 5:00pm. If you have questions about Citizen Police Academy please contact Officer Mark Johnson at (605) 353-8550 or Email Mark.
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.
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.