Police Department


The River Falls Police Department is committed to working in partnership with the community. As reflected in our Mission Statement, which is to protect with courage and serve with compassion, we provide quality police service while working towards solutions to contemporary community problems.



The Department staffs 24 sworn police officers, including the Chief of Police. The Department is also supported by three civilian staff members. In addition to an Administrative Division, the Department has a Patrol Division and an Investigative / Youth Services Division.

The Department also includes a Police Reserve Unit with an authorized strength of 21 members. These Reserve Officers support the Police Department during community events and other activities.

Please feel free to contact our Department by phone at 715-425-0909 or send us an email.

2018 Annual Report Available

The Police Department has released its 2018 Annual Report.

Medication Disposal

The River Falls Police Department collects expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. City residents are encouraged to bring these items to the Police Department for proper disposal. This is a "no questions asked" policy. This program is free and available to all to use. For more information about the program, please click here.

The River Falls Police Department is offering a special one-day Dose of Reality Drug Take Back Day in conjunction with the DEA.  Please help prevent prescription painkiller abuse and contamination of our water supply by bringing pharmaceuticals to the police department on October 26 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  More information can be found here.

There are also drug collection sites are currently located at the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department and Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Information can be found at the following websites:

River Falls Rapid Emergency Notification System

Register here to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.