Department Of Public Safety

Pierre Woman Identified as Teen Killed in I-90 Crash

WALL, S.D. – Authorities say a 19-year-old woman from Pierre was the teenager who died in an interstate crash near Wall last week. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety on Sunday identified the victim as Katie Kloos. Authorities say Kloos was a passenger in a car that was trying to pass an SUV on icy I-90 on Tuesday. The…

Recovering from 911 Shutdown

ELK POINT, S.D.-When the 911 service went down the morning of October 16th on the Eastern side of South Dakota, having a backup plan proved to be crucial. Services have since been restored, but at the time several counties dealt with a busy call signal when people called 911. Our Reporter Miranda Paige spoke with Union County’s Sheriff about how…

Public Safety leader taking job at Dakota State University

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety is leaving to take a job with Dakota State University. DPS Secretary Trevor Jones says he will be working in the digital forensics lab at the Madison school. Jones has led the Public Safety department during Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s administration, following a 20-year career in law enforcement….

Many State Gov’t Offices Closed Friday For Blizzard

PIERRE, SD – Governor Dennis Daugaard is closing state government offices in 32 counties Friday because of the approaching blizzard. According to the Department of Public Safety, the counties covered by the governor’s order are Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Faulk, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Harding, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Meade, Mellette, Oglala Lakota,…

Local Organizations Using Super Bowl To Kickoff Safety Campaign

Local Organizations Using Super Bowl To Kickoff Safety Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — There’s less than a month until Super Bowl 52 which you can watch here on KDLT. Companies spend months planning the perfect Super Bowl Commercial, both on the national and local levels. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety and advertisers are teaming up to make an impact on your TV screen and ultimately on the road….

2 People Die In Crash On Interstate 29 In SE South Dakota

BERESFORD, S.D. (AP) – Two people have died in a crash on Interstate 29 north of Beresford in southeastern South Dakota. The Department of Public Safety says a pickup truck was northbound just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday on I-29 when the driver lost control. The truck left the roadway, rolled through the median and across the southbound lanes, landing on…

Department Of Public Safety: Be Safe During Holidays

PIERRE, S.D. – Whether celebrating the holiday season at home or traveling somewhere, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety encourages people to be safe. The holidays are a busy time involving numerous activities. With so much happening these next two weeks, DPS officials say it is important to still be safety conscious. Home fires are more prevalent during the…

Government Entities Set Information Release Policy Designed To Meet Marsy’s Law

Governmental Entities Statewide Have Implemented A Three-Day Information Release Policy

        Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and several local governmental entities statewide have implemented a three-day information release policy designed to meet the requirements of a new amendment to the South Dakota Constitution. “Marsy’s Law,” was approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election. The amendment provides certain rights for crime victims and…