Police Officer

Siox Falls, SD
Sioux Falls Police Department

Salary: $31.42 – $36.33 per hour ($65,353 – $75,566 annual)


  • Associate’s degree or at least 60 semester hours of college credits from an accredited institution; or two years of certified law enforcement experience; or two years of military experience; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.
  • Be eligible for certification under the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of interview, and no greater than 44 years of age at the time of interview.
  • Not have unlawfully used any prescribed drug, controlled substance, or marijuana within one year before the time of application for certification.
  • Never have been convicted of a crime by any state or federal government punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary.
  • Possess or be able to obtain prior to hire a valid driver’s license.
  • Have vision correctable to at least 20/40 in each eye. Must recognize and distinguish among the colors of traffic control signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber.
  • Have hearing in which able to hear forced whispered voice in the better ear at not less than 5 feet with or without the use of a hearing aid, or does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500, 1,000, and 2,000 Hz with or without a hearing aid.
  • Pass all phases of the hiring process designated by the Rules of Civil Service Board.