RCPD lieutenant promoted to captain

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Thursday, Chief Don Hedrick announced that Lieutenant Andrew Becker has been promoted to the rank of captain in the Rapid City Police Department.

Captain Andrew BeckerCaptain Becker will be commanding the RCPD’s Support Services Division, which is one of three primary divisions that make up the agency. Captain Becker currently serves as the Deputy Commander of the Rapid City/Pennington County Special Response Team, oversees the RCPD’s Honor Guard, is a member of the Pennington County DUI Court Team, and serves on the agency’s Peer Support Team.

After beginning his career with the RCPD in 2004 as a patrol officer, Becker was assigned as a detective within the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team for several years, eventually being promoted to sergeant in the Patrol Division in 2012. He was reassigned as the agency’s Training Administrator in 2014 before his promotion to Sector Lieutenant in 2017, then eventually serving as the RCPD’s Criminal Investigation Lieutenant in 2020.

“Captain Becker has tirelessly served the citizens of Rapid City in a wide variety of capacities in his distinguished career with the Rapid City Police Department,” said Chief Hedrick. “It is clear he is the right candidate to take on this important leadership role within the agency.”

As commander of the Support Services Division, Captain Becker will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s records and technology, special operations/fleet, and hiring and training functions.

“I am humbled to be selected for this position and I’m excited to get to work serving in this new capacity,” said Captain Becker. “The citizens of Rapid City are very fortunate to be served by the dedicated professionals of the Support Services Division, and I’m looking forward to being a member of this incredible team within the Rapid City Police Department.”

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