Chief's Message

On behalf of the Waverly Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our official website. I am proud to call Waverly my hometown and equally proud to work alongside the dedicated men and women of our department. I am humbled to serve as the Chief of Police for this remarkable city and committed to serve my fellow residents to the best of my ability.

Throughout this site I hope to provide you with a glimpse of the Police Department as an organization that is totally devoted to excellence and quality service to the community. This devotion, both in services we provide and the belief that people are our most valuable resource, has been the basis for our organization’s successes. As we strive to fortify the foundation in policing and continue to develop relationships with the community, other City departments, and outside agencies, we will continually strive to enhance the safety, security, and our alliances in the years to come.

We have a professional organization that is filled with well trained employees who truly care about their jobs and the community that we serve and accept the tremendous responsibility entrusted to us as public servants. The employees of the Waverly Police Department stand ready to protect the community at any hour of the day or night.

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about the Waverly Police Department. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the citizens of our community for their continued support. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact any member of our department for more information.


Richard Pursell
Chief of Police

Welcome to Waverly. Great schools. Diverse housing options. Robust job market. Top-flight indoor rec center. Outdoor recreation adventures of all kinds. Prestigious Wartburg College. And a safe and welcoming community of people who value the good life in a beautiful place.