Police Department

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 142 member staff. Included in this staff are 99 sworn officers, 26 telecommunicators, and 17 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 led by a Captain and 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. Please click on each of our Divisions to learn more.


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Mission Statement

The Bentonville Police Department is committed to safeguarding lives and property of the people we serve, providing exceptional service, and enhancing public safety by working in partnership with our community.


The vision of the Bentonville Police Department is to be the model police agency dedicated to the highest level of professionalism, excellence, integrity, and effective community partnerships; ensuring the city of Bentonville is a safe place to live, work, and visit.

Core Values:

Service, Professionalism, Accountability, Leadership, Integrity, Courage

*As an organization, we believe these values are important and a foundation to our department and individual officers. They are in line with the City of Bentonville’s Mission Statement and Values of providing municipal services in a professional, personal, responsive manner. They help guide our officer’s behavior and a standard to which all members will be measured.

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