Hot Springs South Dakota Police Department

To Protect and Serve

The official page for the City of Hot Springs Police Department. Providing the public with information from the police department concerning general safety and well-being of the community. It is the vision of the Hot Springs Police Department to provide exemplary community-oriented policing services; creating partnerships and problem solving strategies that promote safety, security, and well-being for all.

Mission: The Mission of the Hot Springs Police Department is “To Protect and Serve" To Protect with vigilance the safety, rights, property, and peace of all. To Serve with compassion and excellence, striving to provide aid and support to any and all in need.

[04/29/20]   Public Service Announcement: The cemetery is not to smoke your meth. I thought this was self explanatory but apparently not.

[04/22/20]   The Hot Springs Police Department would like to give a special thanks to our office administrator, Darcie Engel, on administrative specialist day. We could not do the job we do without her support. She is amazing.

[04/14/20]   Black Hills area schools have organized a be the light campaign for the class of 2020. This Thursday 4/16 (4+16=20) at the 20th hour (8pm) at the 20th minute the lights at Woodward Field will be turned on to show our support for the class of 2020. Those interested are encouraged to drive by the football field and honk in support. Please do not stop or try to come onto the field as we will still encourage everyone to practice social distancing. At that time other area schools are going to be participating in this event.

[04/11/20]   Thanks to Family Dollar for the donation of water, pop, and some candy to the Police Department and Sheriff's Office. Very wonderful gesture.

2019 South Dakota crime statistics - KNBN NewsCenter1

Chief Close did a great interview about crime stats. Watch here. RAPID CITY, S.D. — The state of South Dakota is still seeing a lot of drug and alcohol related crimes, which they are slowly chipping away at with their “Meth, we’re on it” campaign and through other state funds regarding rehabilitation. The city of Hot Springs has seen a significant increas...

City of Hot Springs, SD - Government


This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs City Council will be in attendance at a Special Council Meeting to be held at the Mueller Civic Center at 801 S. 6th St. Hot Springs, SD on Wednesday the 1st of April at 6:00 PM. First reading of Ordinance 1212- An emergency ordinance to address a public health crisis by implementing certain measures which have been deemed necessary to slow the community spread of the Coronaviris (COVID-19).

DATED this 31st day of March, 2020.

Misty Summers-Walton

Finance Officer

Link to ordinance:

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Please don't fall for this! Found on Google from

Hot Springs K-12 PTA

We had the privilege of leading the teachers around town.

The parade was a success today! Thank you all for stepping outside and sharing a smile and wave....while doing an awesome job social distancing! Hot Springs is a wonderful place to call home!

City of Hot Springs, SD - Government


This is to serve as Notice that a quorum of the Hot Springs City Council will be in attendance at a Special Council Meeting to be held in the gymnasium of the Mueller Civic Center at 801 S. 6th St. Hot Springs, SD on Thursday the 26th of March at 6:00 PM. To address City guidelines recommended by Governor Noem’s executive order related to COVID-19.

DATED this 24th day of March, 2020.

Misty Summers-Walton
Finance Officer

[03/17/20]   Regarding our last post about the gentleman on the bike that we wanted to talk too. We have made contact with him and all is well. It appears it was a misunderstanding and no criminal activity was occurring.


Be careful of a very legit-sounding voicemail from a lady, saying: “Hello, this is Nurse Jen calling to follow up on your tests from yesterday. Unfortunately you DID test positive for coronavirus. No need to panic, but call us back with your credit card handy so we can overnight you your antibiotics. It’s important that you and any family or roommates STAY HOME. Call us so we can get you your meds and give you further quarantine instructions.”

[03/14/20]   Roads are terrible in town (probably in the county as well) so please stay home. SD Department of Transportation has advised no travel in our area.

South Dakota schools close for a week due to COVID-19 Gov. Kristi Noem wants all South Dakota school districts to close through March 20 so staff can do a “deep clean” of all school facilities.

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