Police Department

Police Department Panorama

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 48,000 residents and provides services that include:

  • 911 Dispatch Center
  • Animal Control
  • Bike Team
  • Bomb Squad
  • Computer Forensics
  • K9 Team
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Negotiations Team
  • School Resource Officers
  • SWAT Team
  • Traffic Officers

Police Team

The Police Department has a 105 member staff. Included in this staff are 74 sworn officers and 31 professional staff members. The Department is comprised of three divisions, including the Administrative Division, Uniform Division and the Criminal Investigation 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.

  1. Intermittent Lane Closures – SE/SW 28th and South Walton Blvd (Hwy 71B) Intersection

    Please be advised, beginning on Saturday, August 18, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday, August 19, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, work will be performed on the traffic signals located at the intersection of SE/SW 28th Street and South Walton Blvd (71B). Read on...
  2. New Traffic Signal – SW “I” and SW 28th Street

    Please be advised, beginning Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the traffic signals located at SW “I” and SW 28th Street will be turned on to flash mode. This traffic signal is scheduled to be in full operation on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Read on...
  3. Bentonville City Council to Consider Bella Vista Lake Decision on September 11th

    The September 11 presentation will detail the 3 proposed plans for the property, total cost estimates, available funding and possible timelines for construction. Staff and design consultants will present each option and answer questions from the Council. Read on...
  4. Mayor McCaslin Announces 2nd Quarter Outstanding Citizen Award Recipients

    Mayor McCaslin is pleased to announce the 2018 second quarter winners of the Mayor’s Outstanding Citizen Award are: Anna McCasland, Emily Douglas and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Bentonville Stake). Read on...
  5. Melvin Ford Aquatic Center Opens for Season

    Melvin Ford Aquatic Center will open for the season on Saturday, May 26. Daily admission for the Aquatic Center is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for patrons under the age of 18. A Bentonville Community Center membership includes admission to Melvin Ford. Read on...
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