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. Notice of Vacancy -- City Council Ward 4 Position 2

    The City of Bentonville has a vacancy on the City Council that is to be filled at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and/or resume no later than Noon Monday, February 26. Read on...
  2. Receive Notifications About What's Happening in Bentonville

    The City's new website provides residents with the ability to receive updates and information about agendas, events, and more by email or text message. Subscribe for Notifications
  3. Bentonville Recognized as a Volunteer Community of the Year

    Mayor Bob McCaslin is pleased to announce the City of Bentonville has been named a Volunteer Community of the Year for the eighth consecutive year. A combined 23,522 volunteers from 49 organizations volunteered 400,601 hours valued at over $9.6 million. Read on...
  1. Special Election to Fill Open City Council Seat

    The City of Bentonville will hold a special election on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to fill the open Ward 3, Position 1 council seat. Interested parties must complete and file a petition with the County Clerk’s office (215 East Central Avenue – 2nd Floor). Read on...
  2. Memorial Park Named USSSA Complex of the Year

    On November 16, Bentonville Parks and Recreation’s Memorial Park Baseball/ Softball Complex was honored as the National Sports Complex of the Year by the United States Specialty Sports Association at their National Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. Read on...
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