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 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.