Perry named new secretary of South Dakota DPS

September 6, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–Bob Perry (pictured)  has been appointed the new head of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, effective September 22nd.

He replaces current secretary Craig Price, who is retiring.

Perry has a long career in law enforcement. He started as a trooper with Pennsylvania State Police in 1990.

In 1997, he joined the FBI as a Special Agent, where his service included Pierre.

In 2006, he was made Supervisory Special Agent in Rapid City.

His career at the FBI culminated as Assistant Special Agent in Charge, a leadership role for FBI activities in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Northern Minnesota.