Magnolia Police Department

  • Agency: Magnolia Police Department
  • Address: 205 N. Jackson, Magnolia, 71753 AR
  • Chief: Robert Gorum (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-234-2323
Fax: 870-235-5694

Magnolia Police Department is located at 205 N. Jackson, Magnolia, 71753 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Gorum. The Magnolia Police Department phone number is 870-234-2323.

Magnolia Police Department News

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October 9, 2018 - MPD Arrest Bulletin Arrest #1 On August 19, 2018 Officers responded to the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in reference to an individual being assaulted. During investigation Officers discovered that the suspect was Lamarcos Curry, 32, of Waldo. Curry was arrested on September 29, 2018 for Battery 2nd Degree. Curry’s First Appearance was on October 1, 2018 with a bond set at 25,000. Arrest #2 On September 1, 2018 Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of S. Calhoun and Renfroe. Officers spoke with the individual that was driving Elizabeth Linam 33 of Magnolia. During investigation a firearm was discovered in the vehicle. Elizabeth Linam was arrested on 9/17/2018 for Possession of Firearm by Certain Person (felon). First Appearance was held on September 17, 2018 with a bond set at 25,000. Arrest #3 On September 6, 2018 Officers conducted a traffic stop on Mcneil Street. Kenneth Zachary 58 of Magnolia was driving the vehicle. Zachary was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Seat Belt, and No drivers License. Zachary’s First Appearance was on September 7, 2018 with a OR bond. Arrest #4 On September 14, 2018 Officers were informed that Elvis Barnes 58 from Magnolia has failed to come in on time to register as a Sex Offender. Officers advised Barnes that he is delinquent in his verification date and to come in to the Magnolia Police Department to register. Barnes still failed to do so, Barnes was arrested on 9/16/2018. First Appearance was on September 17, 2018 with a bond set at 5,000. Arrest #5 On September 12, 2018 Officers were investigating a Forgery case at Peoples Main Branch on North Jackson. During investigation officers discovered one suspect name was Timothy Cantrell 48 of Magnolia. Cantrell was arrested on October 4, 2018 for Forger 2nd (3 counts), Possession of Methamphetamine, and Furnishing, Possessing, or Using Prohibited Articles. First Appearance was on October 4, 2018 with a bond set at 100,00. Arrest # 6 On 9/19/2018 Officers were responding to a disturbance at TMT Tire and Wheel. Upon arrival Officers discovered Christy Hall and Randy Hall outside the business. Christy Hall 43 of Texarkana and Randy Hall 41 of Texarkana. Christy Hall was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Schedule IV Substance. Randy Hall was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule IV Substance, and Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Their First Appearance were on 9/20/2018 both with a bond set at 2,500. Arrest #7 On October 1, 2018 Officers responded to Walmart in reference to individuals trying to get into vehicle in the parking lot. During investigation officers discovered suspect Ian Marlar 42 of Magnolia. Ian Marlar was arrested for Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Defaced Firearm, and Possession Instrument of Crime. First Appearance was on October 2, 2018 with a bond set at 250,000.

Mayor Parnell Vann has selected Capt. Todd Dew as the new Chief of Police for the Magnolia Police Department. Dew, a Columbia County native, began his law enforcement career at the Louisiana Department of Corrections in 1997. He later returned to his hometown of Taylor to serve as Marshall while also working for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer and dispatcher. While working for the Sheriff’s Department, Dew graduated from the police academy and ascended in rank to Chief Deputy and Investigator. He then joined the City of Magnolia Police Department as a sergeant patrol officer and criminal investigator, which led him to his current role as Captain in the Criminal Investigations Division of the department. Dew is an FBI Task Force officer with extensive training as a criminal investigator and tactical officer. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and of the Criminal Justice Institute Leadership Program. Dew was chosen as the 2017 Public Servant of the Year, has received numerous letters of commendation, and has been recognized by other agencies and departments for his key leadership in assisting their cases. “Captain Todd Dew has everything it takes to be an excellent police chief. He is honorable, a leader, a listener and has 22 years of experience. He made it an easy decision when faced with naming a new police chief,” stated Mayor Vann. Capt. Dew will be sworn-in as Chief of Police at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The ceremony will take place in the City Council Chambers, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Chief Glenn Maxwell recently gave notice to Mayor Vann that he will retire from the Magnolia Police Department effective October 1, 2018. Chief Maxwell was appointed as Chief of the Magnolia Police Department in December 2011. Prior to his appointment, Maxwell worked 23 years in the Highway Patrol Division for the Arkansas State Police. He began his career in Law Enforcement in 1984 as a patrol officer for the City of Camden, Arkansas Police Department. Maxwell spent five years in the United States Marine Corps. His education and training includes the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Carteret Technical College of North Carolina, Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, Arkansas State Police Troop School and Andersonville Theological Seminary. “It has been a great pleasure to work with Chief Maxwell for the past seven years,” states Mayor Vann. “There have been great things come from the police department during his service. I congratulate him on his retirement and wish him the best.” The Department also wishes Chief all the best. Per the Chief's humble request, there will not be a formal reception but all your well wishes on this page will be given to him. Thank you all for your continued support.


ALERT: We are patrolling and looking for these 2 individuals in the area. They are reportedly going door-to-door, trying to sell alarm systems. They have also been reported as forcing entry once the homeowner comes to the door. Please DO NOT open the door if they come to your home and call dispatch immediately so that an officer can be sent to your location. 234-5655

No job is worse than a jail cell....#makebetterchoicesforyourself #stopbreakingthelaw #dontstealwhatothersworkfor #youwillgetcaught

Earth Day fun on the Square. Come by and see us!!

Beautiful day for some fun in the park!

Officer Schaefer helping Eastside kids with the flag this morning!

This evening and tonight snow, slush, and water on the roadway will re freeze causing hazardous conditions. Please avoid driving if at all possible. Medical personal call Central Dispatch 234-5655 if you need assistance to or from work tonight or in the morning.

Everyone please stay off the roads tonight unless you absolutely have to get out. Any medical personnel needing a ride to or from work tonight due to inclement weather please call Central Dispatch 234-5655 and we will send an officer to help with transportation.

The MPD wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Just remember, if you drink and drive we will give you a free the jailhouse. #staysafe #fullforce

All applications for the CID secretary position must be turned in by Friday, December 22nd at noon.

Arkansas State Police, Magnolia PD, Magnolia FD, Columbia County Sheriffs Deputies, and Columbia County Ambulance Service were fortunate enough, thanks to Wal-Mart, to be able to participate in Shop with a Cop this morning. This is definitely one of the best parts of the job. Merry Christmas!

Magnolia PD is now taking applications for a Criminal Investigations Secretary. Applicants must have a high school diploma, a valid drivers license, and pass a background check. Applications can be obtained at the Magnolia Police Department.

Prayers going out to Pafford Crews and Family's.

Our prayers go out to the Drew County Sheriff's Department, friends, and family of the deputy killed in the line of duty.