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 23 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.

2017 Annual Report Available

The Police Department has released its 2017 Annual Report.

Found & Abandoned Property

The Police Department has released this list of property that has been turned into our department.  If you believe an item on the list is yours, please contact Investigator Knutson by phone at 715-425-0909 to identify and claim your property.  Property needs to be claimed by August 11, 2018.  

The River Falls Police Department will also be taking  bids for abandoned vehicles.  Please see this document for more details.  Sealed bids are to be submitted to the City Clerk's Office no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018.

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.

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.