It is located in the Solem Public Safety Center, also known as the South Dakota Women's Prison, located at 3200 East Highway 34.
Pierre city ordinance requires any collision meeting any one element of the following criteria must be investigated by law enforcement. Any collision involving:
No. While it may seem nothing is going on or wrong, this is an indication that an actual emergency or something dangerous is ahead. For your safety, never drive around a police car parked with its red lights flashing without permission from a law enforcement officer. Your safety depends on this.
Officers do not determine fault. Their primary function is to investigate and determine what happened and to report the actions that caused the collision. Fault, or who is going to pay for damages, is determined by your insurance provider, or a settlement through civil court.
While it may seem the right thing to do, state law states all vehicles must pull over to the right portion of the roadway, stop, and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle proceeds past. Please pull as far to the right of the road you are driving on and stop there. By pulling into a driveway you may be blocking the exact driveway the emergency vehicle needs access to. Do not go into the left turn lane. Officers will always attempt to pass you on the left because motorists are required by law to yield on the right side.
No. They should contact a driver’s license exam station to apply for a regular driver’s license.
Yes. Any driver operating a moped or ATV that has an engine displacement under 50cc is required to have a driver’s license. Any driver operating a moped or motorcycle with an engine displacement over 50cc is also required to have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license.
Mopeds or ATVs with an engine displacement under 50cc are not required to have license plates. If you do purchase plates for a moped or ATV that is under 50cc, you are also required to have motor vehicle insurance on the moped as well.
No. However, a driver age 18 or older cannot operate a motorcycle with any passenger under the age of 18 unless the passenger is wearing an approved helmet.
Unless otherwise posted or restricted by ordinance, currently licensed and operable vehicles can only be parked on the street for 96 hours. Vehicles must be removed anytime 2 or more inches of snow have fallen, or anytime “Emergency Snow Routes” have been declared by the city.
Come to the Pierre Police Department. Officers are available to approve warning tickets 24/7. If an officer is not available, the dispatcher may ask you to have a seat in the lobby until an officer is available. Wait times are usually very short.
We apologize if this occurs. Although it is rare, this can occur if our email system is down for routine maintenance or repairs. If you do not receive an automated response within 72 hours, call the police department at 605-773-7410, and they can have an officer call you back to take your report.
Yes. Please call 605-773-7413 to set an appointment prior to being fingerprinted.
Call 605-773-7413 to set an appointment. Bikes are registered at the Pierre Police Department. Don’t forget to bring the bike with you when you register it.
The number for the Animal Clinic is 605-224-1075. Fees for impounded animals are $60 for the first offense, $85 for the second offense, and $125 for the third offense. Animals are only released during Animal Clinic business hours. Animal Clinic hours are subject to change, therefore you are encouraged to call them to determine their office hours.
You should call 911 if you or someone else is:
Don’t hang up. Stay on the line and answer the questions asked by the dispatcher. They will still send an officer to verify everything is okay.
It is our procedure to send an officer anytime someone dials 911.
You will be asked the following:
Yes. Dispatch is equipped to receive TDD / TTY calls. TDD / TTY subscribers can also call 605-773-7410 for non-emergency police calls using their TDD / TTY equipped phone.
Current road conditions can be obtained by calling 511. You can also obtain current road conditions by going to SafeTravel USA’s website.
City Hall's phone number is 605-773-7407.
Please call 605-773-7407 during business hours, or 605-773-7418 after hours. There is no way for the dispatchers to know how long utilities will be down, and repair crews do not provide this information. They are too busy determining and fixing the problem and have no way of knowing until an assessment is done and repairs are made. It is too hard to make any guess or estimate how long outages will last.
All vehicles, trailers, and boats are required to be removed from the street within 24 hours after snow plows have plowed around any vehicle, trailer, or boat parked on any street after “Snow Emergency Routes” have been declared.
The number for the landfill scale is 605-773-7434. The hours at the scale house are subject to change. For current hours, check the Solid Waste page.
The driver’s license exam station is located in the alley behind 314 South Central Avenue. Their phone number is 605-773-6883. For their office hours, check their South Dakota Department of Public Safety website.
Call the Pierre Police Department at 605-773-7410, and they will forward your information to the appropriate personnel in charge of the sirens.
The Hughes County Regional Jail and Juvenile Shelter are both located at 3100 East Highway 34, directly north of the National Guard Building. Take the paved road going north from the intersection of Wells & Lowell Avenues north to the Jail complex. The number for the Jail is 605-773-7475, and the number for the Juvenile Shelter is 605-773-2290.
The Pierre Police Department receives numerous requests for uniform shoulder patches. Unfortunately, for security reasons, the Pierre Police Department is unable to provide, through sale or trade, its department patch to other agencies or to collectors.