The Bentonville Police Department was established on May 9th, 1916 as the “Office of Watch.” Today, the City of Bentonville Police Department watches over a community of more than 50,000 residents.The Police Department has a 115 member staff. Included in this staff are 81 sworn officers and 34 professional staff members. The Department is comprised of four divisions, including the Administrative Division, Uniform Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Operations Division. Each of these divisions is staffed by dedicated men and women who work together on a daily basis to provide quality services to each of our residents and visitors. Making the City of Bentonville a safe place to live, work and visit is our top priority.