City of Gettysburg Public Safety and Code Enforcement

Public Safety

The City of Gettysburg's number one priority is public safety. In order to maintain the public's safety, we have 4 law enforcement officers in town - two of whom are City of Gettysburg Police Department officers, and two of whom are Potter County Sheriffs. 


Our Police officers take care of Animal Control complaints as part of their duties.


We also have an ambulance service that serves Gettysburg, Lebanon, and surrounding areas.


If there is an emergency, please dial 911.

Gettysburg Police Department

Our Gettysburg Chief of Police is Dave Mogard, who has been in law enforcement since 2008 

and Police Officer Shiann Haupert.


If there is an emergency, please call 911.


Office: (605) 765-9600

Fax: (605) 765-9699


109 E. Commercial Ave.,

Gettysburg, SD 57442

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To all Gettysburg Highway 212/Garfield Avenue Residents: The snow that gets piles in the 50 foot right of way (see below) will be a negative factor in the snow that is ahead. The 50 foot right of ways starts at the center of the roadways, and goes out from there.  Please be a good steward of highway safety, and help the men and women of the SD Department of Transportation do their job.

Per SDCL 31-32-3.1 Intentional dumping on highway right-of-way prohibited. Violation as misdemeanor. No person except as provided in 31-32-3.2 may intentionally dump any load of any material or cargo on or within the highway right-of-way. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.


SDCL 31-32-3.2 Authorized dumping on highway right-of-way, any governmental employee or person involved in the construction or maintenance of public highway right-of-way or any person authorized by permit or contract with the governmental entity with jurisdiction over the highway right-of-way may dump a load of highway construction or maintenance materials on or within the highway right-of-way. Source SL 1987, ch 212, 2.

A violation for SDCL 31-26-3.1 is a class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a $2,000 fine, and up to 1-year imprisonment, PER violation.

The State Department of Transportation may also charge for removal of the snow you illegally put in the right-of-way.

The State DOT, and the Gettysburg Police Department urge you to take measures for your own sake, for any and all snow removal you do along highway 212.

Code Enforcement

If there are any questions in conjunction with the code handbook listed below, please do not hesitate to call the Finance Office, the Gettysburg Police Department, or the Potter County Sheriff's Office.

Gettysburg Ambulance Service

The City of Gettysburg has an ambulance service that is run by EMT-certified volunteers and responds to Gettysburg and surrounding areas, including Lebanon, SD.


If there is an emergency, please dial 911.


Gettysburg Ambulance

109 E. Commercial Ave.

Gettysburg, SD 57442

Potter County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Curt Hamburger


The Sheriff's office covers all of Potter County, and their office can be found here:


Sheriff's Office

201 S. Exene St.

Gettysburg, SD 57442

(605) 765-9405



Gettysburg Fire Department

The City of Gettysburg has a fire department that is run by volunteer firefighters and responds to Gettysburg and the surrounding areas.

If there is an emergency, please dial 911.

Gettysburg Fire Department

417 W Garfield Ave

PO Box 27

Gettysburg, SD 57442

City Parking and Snow Removal

When two inches of snow or more have fallen in Gettysburg, no parking on city streets for 24 hours or until snow removal is complete.

No parking on downtown streets in the business district form 2-6 am for snow removal.

Business district consists of the following:

Blaine Avenue form Harrison Street to Mannston Street

Logan Avenue from East Street to Main Street

Commercial Avenue from East Street to Main Street

East Street from Garfield Avenue to Logan Avenue

Main street from Garfield Avenue to Logan Avenue

King Avenue from Broadway Street to Mannston Street