The City of Starkville with a population of 24,360 is a growing city in north central Mississippi. Starkville is the county seat of Oktibbeha County and home to the largest university in the state, Mississippi State University, with a student population of over 20,000. The Starkville Police Department safeguards this diverse community consisting of our local citizens, many international students, commuting workers from surrounding areas as well as tens of thousands of visitors to our city each year.
The Starkville Police Department consists of 77 sworn and civilian personnel who take pride in the service and dedication that our Department provides. The Police Department takes a proactive stand in public safety, this being accomplished by a strong Uniform Patrol Division supplemented by many specialized areas of expertise such as Detectives, Narcotics, Community Oriented Policing, DARE, Neighborhood Watch, Crime Scene Investigation, Emergency Response Team, Bicycle Patrol, DUI Enforcement and Honor Guard. We are committed to quality policing while maintaining public confidence.