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Father, mother and daughter camping in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Air Force families gathered together outside in the city of Box Elder, SD.
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Young children playing outside in Box Elder.
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WHAT's New In the Police Department Investigations Division:


TAX TIME! Money in, money out and prime time for Identity Theft and fraudulent IRS callers! 

BEPD would like to remind everyone to be wary of whom you distribute your personal financial and identification info, especially to unsolicited callers. If the call seems odd, it probably isn't what it seems, hang up and keep a watchful eye on all your accounts.



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What's New in Human Resources

Each quarter staff nominates peers who go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Quarterly nominations are reviewed and excellence is recognized at our quarterly ABCD Award luncheon held at Box Elder City Hall. 1st quarter 2022 ABCD award recipients are: Chris Misselt & Justin Taylor (PD) and Forrest Legg (PW) for their outstanding service going above and beyond in their duties.

Thank each of you for your oustanding service and dedication to the City of Box Elder!


Chris Misselt

Justin Taylor

Forrest Legg

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WHAT’s New In the City Clerks Department:

The City Clerks Office met with other municipal clerks, and regional members and directors during the 2022 Annual IIMC Conference held during the 4th week of May in Arkansas.  South Dakota (SD) was represented well this year as we met up with two outstanding city clerks from Brookings and Sioux Falls.

We are also still working on an association for SD city clerks and building communications, networking, and positive relationships with other SD municipalities.

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What's New In Planning and Zoning:

Final Public Input meeting comprehensive plan Box Elder

TAKE THE CITY’S SURVEY!!

Box Elder City is updating its comprehensive plan, and we need your help!  A draft of the plan will soon be ready for review, but first we need to get your thoughts on the map.  Please take a minute and click on the link

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WHAT's New In Patrol Division:


The Box Elder Police Department would like to welcome Officer Chase Randall to the agency! 

Chase is a former US Marine who came to the windy Dakotas from the Peach State of Georgia to be closer to his family who own and operate a local roofing company- Teamwork Exteriors.

Chase enjoys target shooting and all the hiking and camping he gets to do in the beautiful black hills. "It is great to be close to family and the hills and I am really looking forward to being able to serve the Box Elder community." said Officer Randall. 

Welcome to Box Elder Officer Randall, we appreciate your service to our nation and to our local community!


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The Box Elder Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Officer John Miller from the South Dakota Police Academy today! Good work Officer Miller, your community, state and agency are proud of your hard work, sacrifice and dedication to protecting and serving the City of Box Elder. (photographed left to right: Sgt. Campbell, Officer Miller[Graduate], Sgt. Taylor, Chief Dubbs).

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What's new in Community and Economic Development


The Liberty Center is a recreation facility planned to be completed in 2022, at a total cost of $12.6 million. It was designed by JLG Architects and construction services are being provided by Dean Kurtz Construction. The 60,000-square-foot building will provide Ellsworth Air Force Base airmen and the Box Elder community with a recreation area suited for a variety of activities, including sports and military ceremonies. It will also serve as a crucial replacement for the Pride Hangar, which is currently utilized for physical fitness activities on base.

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WHAT's New In Parks:

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WHAT’s New In the Police Department Administration Division:


The Box Elder Police Department would like to extend a note of gratitude to the students of Douglas High School for the donation of new stuffies for distribution to children in the community. A sincere and tender way of giving back to the youth of tomorrow. Thank you, DHS!


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WHAT's New In Code Enforcement:

Code Enforcement 8 inch vegetation reminder

Vegetation

It's spring and the grass is growing. Remember to keep vegetation less than 8 inches and to trim bushes and trees in the right of way.

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WHAT’s New In Elections:

Pennington and Meade Counties will be at the Box Elder Community Center (previously known as the Event Center) on June 7, 2022 for the primaries.  The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call City Hall: 605-923-1404.

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WHAT's New In the Fleet & Vehicle Maintenance Division:

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WHAT's New In Wastewater:

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WHAT's New In Building Inspection:

Box Elder Events Center

Box Elder Events Center

Box Elder events center that will be directly connected to the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel is fully under construction. Click here to see the live feed of the construction.
Completion of the events center is set for summer of 2023.

  

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WHAT's New In the Finance Department:


Once again, the Finance Department completed another year of audits with no findings, making it four consecutive years of excellent audit reports. Additionally, the State Auditor has accepted the last four years of annual reports all arriving before the deadline and in precise order. Excellent job, Finance Team!

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