File a Complaint or Compliment

The employees of the Pierre Police Department are committed to serving the citizens and visitors of Pierre in a way that is consistent with the department’s values, mission, and vision. In order for us to effectively meet those goals, we need input from those people who have been in recent contact with our officers and employees.

If the actions or services of an officer or employee did not meet your expectations, please provide us with the details of your recent contact using the below on-line form.

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Investigation of Complaints

Complaints alleging misconduct by police personnel will be treated with serious consideration. Anonymous complaints, which do not allow for verification of circumstances, will not be given official investigation. The complainant and police personnel concerned will be notified of the result of the investigation and the disposition of the complaint.

Filing or transmitting any false report or false threat to law enforcement is a violation of South Dakota Codified Laws. Any incidents of false reports or false threats will be investigated and handled consistent with other criminal violations.


If the actions or services of an officer or employee met or exceeded your expectations, we would like to hear from you. Please provide us with the details of your recent contact. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our services to the people we serve without reference to a particular situation, please include that information in the on-line form as well. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are serving the City of Pierre.

How to File

File your complaint or compliment online.