Chief's Message

NOTE: Chief Erickson retired April 29th, 2022.  Steve Lamken has been appointed as the interim Police Chief while the City conducts a search for a new Chief.

Message from the Chief of Police

Hello, anChief Erickson in Class A uniformd on behalf of the men and women of the Brookings Police Department, I welcome you to our homepage.  Our page was created to provide the citizens of Brookings important information concerning your police department, the services we provide, and the partnerships we have within the community.

The safety and security of Brookings is the combined responsibility of the police and the citizens.  We believe that partnering with our stakeholders is a priority and we are committed to building relationships with community members while providing the highest level of service to keep our citizens safe.  

As the Chief of Police, it is my honor to lead the men and women of the Brookings Police Department.  Brookings is one of the best cities in America, and our 37 officers, 16 civilian employees and our police reserve volunteers work with one another to ensure that we, as a department, exhibit professionalism, fairness, and treat others with respect and dignity while providing excellent police services.