Mission Statement

Promoting Safety and Justice to Improve the Quality of Life in Our Community.

Who We Are

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office serves over 100,000 citizens spread across Pennington County’s 2,776 square miles. We also serve a high number of visitors and tourists to our area as Pennington County is home to Mount Rushmore National Monument and Ellsworth Air Force Base. Our Office employs over 400 employees with an annual budget of approximately $30 million.

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In addition to our Law Enforcement division, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office includes a court-mandated 24/7 Sobriety Program, Addiction Services at the Care Campus, the Pennington County Jail, and the Western Dakota Juvenile Services Center. If you don’t see an opening you are looking for, give our HR department a call at 605-394-6113 or contact us by email. Our hiring process timeline is flexible and we are happy to visit with those interested in joining our team.


Public Safety Building

300 Kansas City Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

Hours of Operation:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)

We encourage candidates to check the Human Resources page at https://www.pennco.org/workforpcso to stay up-to-date on current openings. To request more information please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by a recruitment officer.