South Dakota Highway Patrol car

About Us

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the South Dakota Highway Patrol to serve with distinction, and protect our citizens and visitors by promoting public safety through education, enforcement and example.

Vision Statement

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is a prepared and proactive law enforcement agency that is committed to their employees and the citizens they serve.



The South Dakota Highway Patrol is a time honored organization that emphasizes traditions and values.


We hold the following six core values as essential to our success.

  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Loyalty and Dedication
  • Collaboration
  • Discipline and Expertise
  • Integrity
  • Respect and Courtesy