The Lincoln Police Department and all the members of the police force are here to provide professional police service to the public they serve, helping to keep our community safe and thriving. Our goal is to be good stewards to the community by providing professional services with a small town approach while maintaining the highest level of integrity in all aspects of our jobs.
Our police department is led by Chief of Police Russell Morphis who graduated from Lincoln High School and attended the University of Arkansas. He oversees the five-officer force, reserve officer force and police clerk and works closely with other senior members of the City of Lincoln. He joined the city of Lincoln in 1988 and has worked his entire career as a distinguished member of the Lincoln Police Department. He has served in every position, and worked every duty performed by the department. He served as Assistant Chief under former Police Chief Jim Acker and upon Acker’s retirement was promoted to the position of Chief of Police. In addition to his duties as Chief of Police, he still works department cases, performs patrol duties, is responsible for all police personnel issues, oversees training of all officers and their certifications and sets shift schedules. He maintains all officers’ personnel files oversight on all cases, and directly works with Assistant Chief, Brian Key on all juvenile cases.
Russell is certified in following: ICS 400 Advanced Command by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, PPCT Impact Weapons certification by Pressure Point Weapons Systems, Principles of Supervision by the Criminal Justice Institute, Ethics in Law Enforcement by the Criminal Justice Institute, Event Security Planning by FEMA, Cops in School by the National School Safety Center, RAID Planning Surviving a Critical Incident by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement’s General Certification.
Assistant Chief of Police Brian Key began his law enforcement career with the Lincoln Police Department in 2004. Brian spent his first six years as the midnight shift officer. In 2017 he was promoted to his current position as Assistant Chief. In this role he assists the Chief with overseeing operations at the police department. He is assigned as the School Resource Officer with the Lincoln Consolidated School District where he works closely with the administration and staff to provide the highest level of safety on any one of the school’s three campuses. Brian also teaches students and staff on a variety of topics, including anti-bullying, cyber-bullying, school violence/active intruder, Internet safety, and more.
Brian also holds the title of Department Training Officer, and is responsible for ensuring that all officers employed at the Lincoln Police Department receive a minimum of 16 hours of training per year, in accordance with state policy. A partial list of his training and certifications include: graduate of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, Hostage Negotiations, Interview and Interrogations, Certified Narcotics Officer (Criminal Justice Institute), Professional Law Enforcement Instructor, Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Instructor of Active Shooter Response (A.L.I.C.E. Technique), Police Radar Instructor. Anti-Terrorism Training (Department of Homeland Security), Drug Trafficking investigations, Undercover Narcotics Officer Training, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigations.
Members of the Lincoln Police Department include:
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