Text RCPD and the information to 847411, you’ve heard it before, and you’ll likely hear it again, but what you may not realize is how beneficial it is to the Rapid City Police Department.

Brendyn Medina with the Rapid City PD says the tips increase every year, saying last year the PD had almost 300 tips and already this year they’ve had 250.

Medina says, “We’re starting to see the public really latch onto the idea. You know, there are always going to be those people who don’t want to be labeled a snitch, but want to be able to help us solve crimes and hold offenders accountable, so this is one more medium that we allow the public to connect directly with a police officer without fear of having to put your face, or your name, or your location out there.”

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