Bristol Police Department

Our staff consists of four categories:
Civilian Employees
Full Time Police Officers
Reserve Police Officers
Posse / Posse and Horses

The Bristol Marshal's Posse began in 1965.  It is the oldest running Posse in the State of Indiana.  The Posse members are active in the Bristol Community as well as assisting other communites with their events.

Posse members patrol the streets of Bristol on horseback on weekends and during the annual Homecoming Festival and Town Fall Party.  They also assist the Elkhart County 4H Fair with traffic, participate in local parades, provide security and traffic support at festivals in other towns.

All 12 members of the posse are sworn law enforcement officers for the State of Indiana.  The officer and their horse have to complete annual qualifications and many hours of training. 

The Bristol Marshal's Posse hosts a bi-annual Pancake/Sausage/Biscuits and Gravy breakfast fundraiser and the Annual R.I.D.E. for D.A.R.E.  The pancake breakfast fundraiser supplies the Posse with all of their equipment and training needs.  The R.I.D.E. for D.A.R.E. fundraiser allows our local elementary school to provide a D.A.R.E. program to 5th grade students.

"Together we can make a better community"


  • Interested in becoming a Police Officer in Bristol? Please complete our  Application and Questionnaire for consideration.  Both will need to be filled out and turned in for your application to be considered complete.
  • We are taking applications for our Mounted Officer (Posse) program.  Interested persons should fill out an application and questionnaire.