Public Safety

Fire Department

Bentonville Fire Department is a full service professional fire department, providing: 

  • Fire prevention and education
  • Fire suppression
  • Paramedic ambulance service
  • Vehicular and tactical rescue

Six fire stations are strategically located throughout the city to minimize response times. 

Fire Department

Insurance Services

The Insurance Services Office (ISO), which rates areas based on their ability to combat fires, has given the City of Bentonville a Class 2 rating (1 being the best, 10 being the worst). 


The Bentonville Fire Department offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, designed to teach individuals how to take care of themselves and others in case of natural or man made disasters. Bentonville is also a Firewise Community.

Police Department

Bentonville's crime rate is consistently below the national average. The Bentonville Police Department has several specialized teams, including: 

  • 911 Communication Center
  • Animal Control
  • Bike Team
  • Bomb Squad
  • Computer Forensics
  • K-9 Team
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Negotiations Team
  • School Resource Officers
  • SWAT Team
  • Traffic Officers

They also offer a Citizen's Police Academy and Women's Self Defense Course.

Police Department