Police Department

The Police Department has moved to its new location at 2815 Prairie Drive. Lobby hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more about the move here. Learn more about the project and take a virtual tour by watching the video.


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.

Contact the Police Department

For the health, safety, and well-being of our officers, employees, and community, the police department lobby will be closed to walk-in complaints.  Please call the police department or use our online contact form to report any non-emergency matters.  In the case of an emergency, please use 911.

Apply for a Residential Parking Permit

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the police department will not be taking any in-person residential parking permit applications.  Please submit an online application (or review mail-in application instructions) using this link: Residential Parking Permit Application.  We will begin accepting applications on August 17th, 2020.


The Department staffs 25 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.

2020 Annual Report Available

The Police Department has released its 2020 Annual Report.

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.