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 approach 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 six-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 his 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, Tony Lee 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.
Tony Lee is second in command, and like Russell, has worked his way to his current position serving first as a patrolman, corporal and currently, Assistant Chief of Police. He joined the city in May of 1999 and is a graduate of Lincoln High School. He holds both the basic and general certifications by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement, Pressure Point control Techniques Instructor, PPCT Impact Weapons, Raid Planning & Surviving a Critical Incident, Interviewing & Interrogation, Event Security Planning and Ethics in Law Enforcement. His duties include all duties of the Chief of Police in his absence, oversight of all subordinate officers, oversight in all juvenile cases, and he serves as the School Systems Resources Officer.
Both the Chief and his Assistant Chief are members of the Criminal Justice Institute, Federal Emergency Management Association, Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
Members of the police department include:
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