City of Yankton offices including City Hall are closed to the public; however, staff is available to assist residents by phone, email, or through online services.  Regular garbage and recycling collection are not impacted.  Police, fire and other emergency services continue to operate as normal, with only minor safety precautions affecting their day to day operations.  The Yankton Community Library and the Summit Activity Center are also closed.  The City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance temporarily closing on-site services at some businesses and limiting public gathering.  For a guide to closures and full text of the ordinance, visit

  • 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 Dakota's" being one of the first established cities in the Dakota Territories.

Yankton is a city of 14,454 and boasts a police department of 29 members (including two canines). The structure of our department consists of a Chief of Police, 2 Lieutenants, 3 Detectives, 4 Sergeants, 15 Sworn Officers, 2 Canines, and 2 Support Services staff.

The Yankton Police Department is proud to admit to still being a "mother city" in many aspects of Law Enforcement. We are also one of a handful of cities in the area to have canine units trained in drug detection and search and apprehension. The Yankton Police Department is a pro-active department and involved with extensive training not only for members of the department but also for members of our community. We are involved with the DARE Program, Safety City, Citizen's Academy, National Night Out, ShoCap and various other programs for educating our children and adult members of our community.

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

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