Police Department


It is the goal of the Ruston Police Department to serve the Ruston community through professional attention and response, deterrence and prevention of crime, enforcement of the law, the preservation of peace and order thereby reducing fear by providing a safe environment in which to live.


Crimestoppers is confidential. Crimestoppers of Ruston will pay up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest and/or indictment of a criminal. If you have information about a crime or a criminal, call Crimestoppers. DO NOT GIVE YOUR NAME. Tell the person who answers the phone that you have information about a crime or criminal. You will then be given an identification number that is unique to you. You'll need this number in order to collect your reward. If the information you provide results in an arrest or indictment against the criminal, then you are eligible for a reward. Call Crimestoppers again with your identification number, and you will be told how to collect your reward.  Ruston/Lincoln Crime Stoppers Website



Where do I go to pay a traffic ticket?
Traffic tickets can be paid either in the Ruston City Marshal's Office or in the Ruston City Court. Both are located in Ruston City Hall . You should call the Marshal's office at 318-255-7788 to find out when and how the ticket should be paid. The Ruston Police Department does not collect fines for traffic tickets.

Where do I go to pay a parking ticket?
Parking tickets can be paid at the Customer Service Department at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday (excluding holidays). Parking tickets and fines can also be mailed to the Ruston City Hall at the following address:

City of Ruston
PO Box 2069
Ruston , LA 71273



P.O. Box 2069 - Ruston, LA 71273 (318) 251-8621
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