This division consists of the Chief of Police, the Communications Supervisor, and one Administrative Clerk.
The Arkadelphia Police Department has four full-time dispatchers, and one part-time dispatcher that are trained on the National Crime Information Center's and the Arkansas Crime Information Center's databases and equipment. The Communications Supervisor serves in a multifunctional position supervising communications, assisting with the Police Departments yearly budget, maintaining records for all officers and dispatch activity statistics, supervising court dockets, and bonds & fines intake.
Criminal Investigation (CID)
The Arkadelphia Police Department has two officers dedicated to Criminal Investigation. CID handles all cases or incidents which require an investigation, and include both felony and misdemeanor charges.
The Arkadelphia Police Department has four shifts that make up the Patrol Division. Each shift has one shift supervisor and three patrol officers. This division is considered the eyes and ears of the department, handling the day-to-day incidents and calls that are the majority of the department's activities. The City of Arkadelphia also has two officers that serve as School Resource Officers. Their primary function is to serve in Goza Middle School and Arkadelphia High School to ensure safety and security in our public schools.
In 2007, the Arkadelphia Board of Directors budgeted for a full-time code enforcement officer. Thomas Free, a certified law enforcement officer serves in this position. He enforces ordinances that govern issues such as dilapidated structures, signage, trash and debris, junk cars, high grass, and tall weeds. In addition to these issues, he also deals with normal police-related issues while on duty.
514 Clay Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (870) 246-4545