• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Police Department

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Welcome to the Yankton Police Department.

police_patch_smallYankton is located in the southeastern corner of South Dakota on the Missouri River and is known as the "Mother City of the Dakotas." Yankton was the first capitol of the Dakota Territory from 1861-1883.

Yankton is a city of 14,454 residents, according to the 2010 Census, and boasts a police department of 30 sworn officers and one civilian. The department's structure consists of a Chief of Police, 2 Commanders, 3 Detectives, 5 Sergeants, 17 Patrol Officers, 2 Canines, and 1 Support Services Staff.

The Yankton Police Department is proactive and is involved with extensive training for members of the department and the community as well. We offer community education programs such as D.A.R.E., Safety City, Citizen's Academy, You Can Too, and various other applications for educating our children and adult members of our community. The Yankton Police Department remains committed to partnering with the community to create a safe and welcoming environment.

The department is based out of the Yankton County Courts and Safety Center building, 410 Walnut Street.

The Yankton Police Department’s Mission Statement: Delivering exceptional services by partnering with the community to provide a safe and secure city.


Yankton Police Department 
410 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5210 - Non-Emergency