Muscle Shoals maintains a modern, highly trained and well-equipped police department, with a current authorized strength of 33 sworn officers and 9 civilian support personnel. The basic mission of the Police Department is to maintain law and order, protect persons and property, apprehend persons suspected of crime, direct and control traffic, investigate traffic accidents, and enforce all state and city criminal laws/ordinances.

We are a community-oriented organization which highly values its employees and which focuses strongly on the quality of life desired by our citizens, whose safety is our number one departmental priority. We are values-based and seriously committed to our city’s vision of safe communities. 

The Department utilizes School Resource Officers, D.A.R.E., K-9 Patrol, Motor Scouts, Mental Health Officer, and a Tactical Operations Team/Negotiators. “Dedicated To Serve” is more than our department’s motto, it’s a way of life for our personnel.