The Russell Police Department exists to serve the community by protecting life and property, preventing crime, enforcing law, and maintaining order for all citizens and visitors.

Central to our mission are the core values of respect, integrity, professionalism, and accountability which guide our work and decisions and help us contribute to the quality of life in the City of Russell.

- Police Chief, Tim Wilson


We have the utmost respect for human life and give first priority to situations that threaten life. In responding to these situations, we are committed to handling our citizens with courtesy, respect, and compassion, while firmly enforcing the law.

Integrity and Professionalism

We require the highest standards of integrity and professionalism from our officers in the performance of their duties. We are acknowledgeable of and uphold the principles of the Constitution of the United States. the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and local laws. The rights of all citizens are respected and protected, and we enforce the law fairly and without favoritism.


We are accountable to each other and the citizens we serve for our decisions and actions. We understand the importance of community values and expectations, and are responsive to community concerns. In order to foster a healthy partnership with the community, open and honest communication with the citizens we serve shall be maintained.

The current officers of the Russell Police Department acknowledge and honor those whose prior commitment, integrity and sacrifice helped establish the current respect, honor and excellence enjoyed by the department. We dedicated ourselves to the citizens and Russell to continued and constantly improving standards of excellence in law enforcement, to ensure that the city remains a safe and secure place to live, work and raise a family.

911 for Emergencies or (606) 836-3822 for Non-Emergencies