Bella Vista Police Department


The Bella Vista Police Department was established in 2007 following our incorporation as a city earlier that year. Prior to incorporation, the department functioned as a Bella Vista satellite office for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years. Today, the department is staffed by 26 sworn officers and 13 civilian employees, who provide police services, animal control and emergency dispatch services for police, fire, and ambulance citywide.The Bella Vista Police Department is comprised of three divisions: Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Communications.


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A special event permit is required for organizations holding any planned or organized event intended to attract and/or assemble ten or more persons on city-owned property, or within state or city rights-of-way, for festivals, celebrations, concerts, shows, exhibitions or similar occurrences. Click here to read the city ordinance.

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Police Department News

Bella Vista remains top third safest city in Arkansas for 2016

Our city again was named the third safest city in Arkansas by the SafeWise Report. Read more…

Bella Vista named third safest city in Arkansas, 2015

Bella Vista was named this year’s third safest city in Arkansas, according to the SafeWise Report. Read more…

Bella Vista among safest cities in the U.S.

Bella Vista was recently named the 16th safest city in the country by ADT Security. Read more

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Chief James Graves

Bella Vista Police Department
105 Town Center
Bella Vista AR 72714

Ph: 479.855.3771
Fax: 479.855.8050

Emergency — CALL 911