About the Marshall Police Department

Marshall Police Department ExteriorThe Marshall Police Department (MPD) has been proudly serving the community of Marshall since 1890 and currently employs 52 sworn police officers and 19 civilians.

The Department is led by Chief Cliff Carruth and supported by two Captains. Each Captain is responsible for one or more major components within the Department’s structure, administrative, investigative, and patrol divisions.

Commitment to the Community

The Marshall Police Department strives to remain at the forefront of professional policing. This is accomplished by addressing community safety as the department’s primary concern. The men and women of the Marshall Police Department are wholeheartedly committed to the goal of keeping our neighborhoods crime-free. From the officers on patrol to the Detectives working on cases; from the Chief to the newest rookie officer...all maintain a strong spirit of commitment, teamwork, and service to the Marshall community, as we make our community safer.

Specialized Divisions

The Marshall Police Department has several specialized divisions that play a vital role in the overall effectiveness of the department. The divisions include:

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Juvenile Section
  • K-9 Unit
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Special Response Team (S.R.T.)

Community-Based Policing

Following the motto, "Making Our Community Safer," MPD has applied a community-based policing philosophy that features community-focused programs, including Neighborhood Watch, Crimestoppers, and safety programs for kids.

Police Section

By looking through our web pages, you will be able to glimpse the inter-workings of the Department. The pages include pictures, information on special programs, phone numbers, and other helpful information.