Cotter Police Department

  • Agency: Cotter Police Department
  • Address: 115 McLean Ave, Cotter, 72626 AR
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-435-2122
Fax: 870-435-2438

Cotter Police Department is located at 115 McLean Ave, Cotter, 72626 AR. The Cotter Police Department phone number is 870-435-2122.

Cotter Police Department News

I would like to thank all the people that came out and braved the rain in our 2nd annual Cotter Community Block Parties. I guess it was actually an Arkansas version of a Hurricane Party, thank you Gordon!!!! I made it around to all the parties and after speaking with the hosts there were approximately 250 people total. That is a very impressive number considering the weather. I had an awesome time and ate a ton of wonderful food, and participated in great conversations. I want to thank Merna, Mrs Phyllis, Cameron, Miss Wanda, and Vicky for hosting parties and allowing this event to grow and succeed. We have a great community and I thank each of you and enjoy serving as Police Chief. -Chief Hopson

Thank you very much for all the time and effort that was put into the Back the Blue dinner at the Bull Shoals VFW. It was a great time and awesome meal!!!! Picture from Mountaineer Echo.

They are predicting rain this weekend so please prepare for your block party accordingly. We will still be out and about, just make sure that you call city hall, 870-435-2122 and get your party on the list so we can come by and see everyone. Garages, canopies, and porches will keep you dry and the party going. We all look forward to coming by and getting to know you and having a good time with great neighbors. -Chief Hopson

Just a reminder Cotter School starts back next Monday, August 13,along with other local schools, PLEASE slow down and be mindful of the school traffic. There will be buses and kids and parents everywhere. Give yourself extra time in the morning to get to your destination. Also the Police Department is once again participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Starting in the middle of August and going through the end of Labor Day weekend. Please buckle up and get a Designated Driver. We all want to have a safe and happy Holiday! Chief Hopson

Save the date, Friday September 7, 2018, 6PM-9PM. We are having our 2nd Annual Cotter Community Block Party. Last year we had Five parties throughout the City and over 200 people out meeting their friends and neighbors. This year we should surpass that number. The way it works is get a group of neighbors, or friends and family, call City hall or email the PD, 870-435-2122, and let us know your address. During the evening of the 7th Fire EMS and Police will come around and meet with our neighbors and get to know one another. There is no script to the block party, just get food together, invite people, and have a good time. I have already heard folks talking about snow cone machines, home made ice cream, and great finger foods. I hope to see everyone out and about and all having a good time. This is an excellent time to get to know Your Cotter Police, Fire, and First Responders. We live in and serve a beautiful community and enjoy getting out and fellow-shipping with our citizens. Thank You Chief Hopson

Please slow down, we do not want any crashes or loss of life.

Just a reminder- Local agencies in both Baxter and Marion Counties have had a rash of Vehicle Burglaries. Please remember to lock your vehicles, the suspect(s) are entering unlocked vehicles and taking anything of value. They are in and out in seconds, and from the video that Gassville PD has, they are not bothered by motion lights or passing cars. If you see anything please call 911 or the Dispatch number 870-425-2361, Thank You!

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I would really like to thank all of you who donated gifts, time, energy, and heart to the Angel Tree. We had 39 kids on the tree and they all got gifts. This community stepped up and surpassed all my expectations. You are an exceptional community and I am thankful to be part of it. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!!! Remember to Party safely and always have a Designated Driver if you plan on drinking. Chief Hopson

Possible drug overdose leads to felony arrest A Cotter man, 34-year-old Aaron Matthew Tullos, was arrested Saturday on multiple drug related charges after an officer from the Cotter Police Department was dispatched to a residence for a man who had fallen asleep and wasn't breathing. Tullos is being held in the Baxter County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. According to an incident report from the Cotter Police Department, when the officer arrived on scene Tullos was sitting in a rocking chair saying the room was freezing cold. The officer noticed a foam-like substance all over his face. When the officer asked him what type of substance he had taken Tullos denied taking anything. Tullos is an active parolee with a search warrant on file. An initial search of the residence didn't turn up anything. When his parole officer arrived Tullos was given the option to go to the hospital, to get help, or go to jail. He eventually chose to go to the hospital. When emergency personnel arrived he was instructed to empty out his pockets. Tullos pulled out 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 3 and one-half Xanax pills and several items of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested after being treated and released from the Baxter Regional Medical Center. He faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation. According to online court documents, Tullos has multiple felony convictions in Baxter County dating back to 2003.

We are getting close to the end of our Angel Tree, the presents will be given out this Saturday, December 16th at the Cotter Fire Dept. Doors open at 5:30pm. Please bring the gift and the Angel into City Hall by Friday, we have an outstanding group, Saturday Club, coming in to wrap the gifts for the kids. There is still time to come and get an Angel! Thank you in advance and God Bless! Chief Hopson

“DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER" INITIATIVE READY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON The Cotter Police Department will be increasing their patrol activity aimed at impaired drivers. Beginning Friday (December 15th) Arkansas State Troopers, along with city and county agencies, will join in the national “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” enforcement mobilization. The special enforcement operation will continue through Monday, January 1, 2018. As the holiday celebrations begin, far too many individuals will be tempted to drive a vehicle after consuming alcohol. The results typically end in tragedy, if not deadly, consequences. Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during calendar year 2015 indicate that across the U.S. there were 35,092 people killed in motor vehicle crashes. More than 10,000 of those people, 29%, lost their lives in the crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08% or greater. In Arkansas, during the same reporting period, there were 531 roadway fatalities and 148 (28%) of the deaths were alcohol related. Drunk driving offenders often serve jail time, lose their driver’s license, receive notices of higher auto insurance rates and pay dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, vehicle towing and repairs, not to mention being away from their jobs and lost wages. But the ultimate cost of drunk driving is causing a traffic crash that injures or kills. Follow these tips to stay safe on the road this holiday season: • If you plan to drink alcohol, don’t plan to drive. Instead, plan for a safe ride home. Designate a sober driver ahead of time. • If you become intoxicated, do not drive for any reason. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation. • If someone you know has been drinking, don’t let them drive. Take their keys, take them home, or help them arrange a safe trip home. • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement. Your actions could help save someone’s life.

Thank all of you who stopped by and enjoyed the Open House today at City Hall. There were some very tasty treats, the Fudge was awesome! Glad to see and talk with those who came by! Chief Hopson

I just want to thank all of you that have taken Angels off the tree and returned them with gifts!!!! There will be some very happy kids in a few weeks! Thank You Cotter -Chief Hopson

The Police Department would like to remind everyone that even though we are having nice spring-like weather, we are in the midst of a dry spell and high wind. Baxter county is under a Burn Ban Please don't burn, it's not worth the possible damage or fine!

Reminder: City Hall will be closed tomorrow, 11/22/17, at noon to celebrate Thanksgiving, City Hall will open back on Monday 11/27/17 at 8 AM. If you need the Police Department dial 911 or Dispatch non emergency at 870-425-2361, Thank You.

Our Angel Tree is up and fully loaded. We need your help to make this special event a success! Please come by and pick out an Angel and make a Merry Christmas wish come true. Just pick out an angel, find the gift, then return the gift and the Angel to the Police Department, we will do the rest!!! You can pick up the Angels at City Hall, 115 McLean Ave, Cotter,AR, 72626. If you can't make it down you can send the gifts to the above address, any and all donations are greatly appreciated. We have nearly 40 names on the tree and want to help out each of them. Once again, Thank You, and please share this.

We have our Angel Tree up at Cotter City Hall! We have close to 40 Angels on it and want to invite the community to come and pick one off, to help a child at Christmas. Thank you Linda Reed for your help and support! I also want to thank the staff at Cotter School for their help in gathering Angel info. Please share this with churches and community service groups and help us brighten Christmas for these kid's. -Chief Hopson

I would like to thank all of you who came out and were a part of the Veteran's Day Service yesterday. It was a little cool, but a minor sacrifice compared to the sacrifices our Veterans made and continue to make. To those who were there to be honored, Thank You for your service, to the families and friends, thank you for your support. Thank you to all the City, County, and State Officals who were on hand, it means a lot to see the support you gave! Again, Thank you and God Bless! -Chief Hopson

The Police Department needs your help! We have finalized the plans for our Angel tree and we need donations. We have set a goal to give gifts to 40 children this year, 20 boys and 20 girls. We are very exicted about this and need community support! You can come into City Hall and take an angel off the tree. Then once you select the gift(s) bring the angel and the gift back and we will get it to the child. The Police and Fire Department are partnering together and will give out the gifts at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Fire Department on December 16, 2017, at 5:30 PM. We will have lots of food and fun, and a visit by Jolly St Nick himself. We invite everyone who donates to come out and enjoy the celebration. If anyone wants to send in a donation they will also be accepted and given to one of these special children! Our mailing address is P O Box 9, Cotter, Ar, 72626, Phone is 870-435-2122. We all want to thank you in advance! Please share this and get the word out, because there is no better gift than Giving! -Chief Hopson

I hope everyone has enjoyed this wonderful extra hour!!!! I just want to remind you even though we gained an hour of sleep, it is now getting dark way earlier. It is dark during the evening commute home from work, so PLEASE slow down and be careful. There is a statistical increase in accidents after the time change. Just today there were 5-6 in Baxter County. Just remember the weather is getting worse, the deer are out and about, and darkness is falling at our busiest time. If we all just slow down a little, we can stay out of the "statistics." Be a safe and defensive driver!!! -Chief Hopson

As ya'll all know the City of Cotter stands behind our Troops and our Veterans. On November 11, 2017, at 2 PM, The American Legion and VFW will be hosting an event at City Hall to celebrate Veteran's Day. One of the Cotter PD Officers will be giving the keynote address, Officer Richardson, who is still active in the Army Reserves. I invite all of you to come out and participate in honoring our dedicated past and present Service Members. We all owe them a heart-felt "Thank You" for the enormous Freedoms were enjoy today! -Chief Hopson

I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the Wesley Methodist Church Trunk or Treat at the park last night. My daugher had a blast!!! I don't know how many kids showed up, but there were 15 or 20 in line for each game and candy all night. The response was overwhelming and I spoke with several people who had a hand in putting it on and they were over-joyed! My daughter loved the stuffed animal "cake-walk" with Miss Sheila! Once again, Thank you to all involved, I love the support and pride this community shows!!!! -Chief Hopson