Administration Division

Main Responsibilities

The Administrative Division is made up of both sworn and civilian personnel.


The Chief of Police serves as the commander-in-chief of the Pierre Police Department. In addition, the Chief of Police is responsible for the direct supervision of the administrative and patrol captains. Both Captains oversee the day-to-day operations of the Pierre Police Department, and provide input to the Chief of Police on budget planning and budget management. The Administrative Captain and Patrol Captain also oversee the recruiting of all open positions within the Police Department.


The Administrative Captain serves as commander of the:

  • Criminal Investigations Section
  • Community Resource Officer Program
  • Animal Control
  • Records Section


The Patrol Captain serves as commander of the:

  • Officers assigned to the Central South Dakota SWAT Team (CSD SWAT)
  • Patrol Section
  • Traffic Team
  • Reserve Officer Program

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