Craighead County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Craighead County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 901 Willett Rd, Jonesboro, 72401 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 870-933-4551

Craighead County Sheriff's Office is located at 901 Willett Rd, Jonesboro, 72401 AR. The Craighead County Sheriff's Office phone number is 870-933-4551.

Craighead County Sheriff's Office News

Happy Halloween from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office

The scammers are hard at it again. They have information about you that makes their call seem more valid. For example, in this last round, one victim of the scam had received a No Seatbelt ticket by a Jonesboro officer, and the scammer knew who the officer was and what the ticket was for. While this is public information, most of us don’t go around looking for those kinds of details about other people. BUT THESE GUYS DO! And that’s why it makes it more believable when they call and say, You have a warrant for your arrest for a Non-Payment of Fine, or Failure to Report for Jury Duty. Their method has changed a little bit, as well. Now, they instruct the victim to go to Kroger or Dollar General to purchase specific amounts of cash cards, and then the victim is to stay on the phone with the caller to keep processing the information while they drive to the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office. Of course, the victim is to give them the numbers on the back of the cards, you know…to have the receipt ready when they walk in the door. Plausible, right? So far, the only red flags that have popped up are these: If a cop calls you and asks for money; it’s not a cop. A real police officer or deputy isn’t going to ask for cash cards. If you ever have a suspicion about the call you have received is a scam, hang up. Don’t ask questions, just hang up. Call our office at 870-933-4551 and we will be more than happy to answer your questions. Scammers are smooth talkers by trade and can convince you that the sky is green and the grass is blue. For more tips for avoiding scams, visit Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s website at

After half a century of dedication to his country, city, and county, Craighead County Investigator Gary Etter hung up his badge. Today, his friends, family, and colleagues came together to show their appreciation for his decades of contributions to law enforcement. The level of admiration and respect was evident in the sheer number of people who came to the event, as the crowd spilled out into the lobby of the Sheriff's Office. There were retired officers from Jonesboro, Craighead County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center, and representatives from all over to pay tribute to Etter. Sheriff Marty Boyd presented Etter with his plaque and his duty weapon, both given in appreciation for his length of service. His last radio call to dispatch was very melancholy, with the final 10-7 bringing many to tears. Gary Etter mentored many through these many years of law enforcement, and he will definitely be missed. Thank you, Gary, for serving your community with the dignity and honor you have. Marty Boyd, Craighead County Sheriff Marvin Day

The United States and Arkansas state flag are both lowered in tribute to the memory of Arizona Senator John McCain. Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of internment. Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement: "John McCain reflected in every breath of his life the American character and American idealism. As a war hero, a political maverick, and leader he personified sacrifice and courage. I witnessed his strength and character both in Congress and as a campaigner. We will miss him."

Gary Etter Retires! Follow the link to our website for the full story

Tomorrow is our Blood Drive and we need your help! Starting at noon tomorrow, the Bloodmobile will be on site, and the demand is for all blood types.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Office extends their sympathy to Troop C for the loss of their partner. Our hearts are heavy for you.

Blood drive hosted by Craighead County Sheriff's Office. The American Red Cross will be there with the bus to take your donations. Let's roll up our sleeves and be heroes.

Two weeks in a row we are here informing you of scams that are called into the Sheriff's Office. Robbers today don't need to have a gun or knife in your face to take your money. They are using fear and intimidation over the phone, and the flavor of the week is threatening to take away Social Security checks from the victims, have them put on a Black List, so they can never get another check again. The area code, 872, is from Chicago, IL. It's a good practice to allow unknown calls to go to voicemail. If a scammer has established that a phone number is active, they will whitelist it, and you will be targeted more often. If someone calls to collect a debt, fees, or fines, they are to identify themselves, the company with whom they work, and the nature of the call. Do not use the number they give you to call them back. Look up the company's number and call them back that way. A red flag that the debt collection is a scam is if they ask you to get a prepaid card from WalMart, Walgreens, Dollar General, CVS, or any other store that sells prepaid cards. These cards are untraceable currency, and once you have transferred the numbers to the caller, your money is gone forever. Let's share this information to as many people as we can, to make sure everyone is informed and less likely to fall victim to these robbers. Pulling together as a community is what it takes to make this a better place for us all.

Sheriff Marty Boyd would like to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day on behalf of himself, his family, and the entire staff of the Craighead County Sheriff's Department & Detention Center. The Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, to observe the national holiday, but, all essential personnel will be on staff to serve the needs of the residents of Craighead County. Our offices will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 5th. Observe firework safety rules, be vigilant around the lakes, rivers, and pools, and most certainly...have a sober driver if you plan to drink during your celebrations. We want everyone to remember this 4th of July for the fun they had.

Most of you have been to our website for the press releases, Message from the Sheriff, or the Inmate Roster. Did you know you can download the employment application from our website? You can also subscribe to notifications for Press Releases, locate registered sex offenders, submit crime tips, and view the Crime Map. The "Departments" tab has several sub-categories, one of which is "Jail", which has useful links for those who have loved ones in our facility. Our aim is to provide you with the most information possible, to assist in making your world a little safer and easier. If you have any questions about our website, you can contact us at 870-933-4551 or click the Contact Us link on the website.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scam Alert Claim: Victim has warrants This is a new run on an old scam, and one that we have seen recently. The caller says he is Deputy Aaron Davis with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department Warrant Apprehension Division, and the victim has an outstanding warrant. In one case, the caller stated the warrant had not even been printed yet. The scam continues as usual, with "go to Walmart and get two Visa gift cards, one for $500, and one for $400. Bring them to the Sheriff's Office and put them on the kiosk..." The number they leave on the voicemail has its own voicemail, and it is set up a lot like our recording. That's where the similarities between these shysters and the Sheriff's Office end. •There is no Warrant Apprehension Division, and it's Lt. Aaron Davis. •We will not call you to notify you of an outstanding warrant. •We will not ask for you to go to Walmart (or Walgreens, CVS, Dollar General, or Kroger...) to purchase gift cards of any kind to pay your fees and fines. •Always check the Whitepages, or the Craighead County Sheriff's Office website, for the correct phone number to call to speak to one of our deputies if you even suspect a call may be fraudulent. •Inform your aging friends and family of these scams to help protect them. They are most likely to fall prey to confidence scams, because they were raised not to question authority. If you ever have any questions or concerns about the nature of phone calls you receive, do not hesitate to call the Sheriff's Office. We are here to help, to serve, and protect. We can be reached at 870-933-4551, or you can send us a message on Facebook.

For July's Message from the Sheriff, we would like to focus on railroad crossing safety. In just one month, five incidents of car versus train occurred in Northeast Arkansas, at least six fatalities, and one of those vehicles was a truck carrying blasting caps. .

June is National Safety Month, and Sheriff Marty Boyd is sharing tips to stay safe around Arkansas' many water sources.

Bay Elementary DARE Graduation

President Donald J. Trump has directed the United States flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Sante Fe, Texas. Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset, May 22, 2018. The President's Proclamation as follows: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN SANTA FE, TEXAS - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims' families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 22, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. DONALD J. TRUMP # # #

Memorial Day is May 28th and the Craighead County Sheriff's Office will be closed in observance of the national holiday. As always, essential personnel will be on staff to serve and protect Craighead County. Please have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Distracted Driving Class is back at the High Schools Brookland Public Schools Buffalo Island Central High School Riverside Public Schools Jason Allen Dalton Watson Bobby Swan

Career Day at Visual & Performing Art Magnet and Westside Consolidated School District Jason Allen B.a. Hollis Matt Kirby Mike Lawrence Taylor Iglehart

Westside Elementary DARE Graduation Westside Middle School PTO Brock McFarlin Aaron Chadwick Craighead County DARE Westside Consolidated School District

Internet Privacy is something to be taken seriously. Read more about what you can do to make your online presence a little less public.

This weekend was the 3rd Annual Badges for Backpacks food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas elderly and childhood food programs. How the Backpack Program works: On the last day of the school week, program enrolled children pick up a backpack filled with food for the weekend. The backpacks are filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks and are provided to children in a safe and discreet manner. These students take their backpacks home, knowing they will have food for the weekend. Items are included for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack for Saturday and Sunday. The Craighead County Sheriff's Office set up outside Kroger on Saturday from 8-5, and gathered donations. Windmill Rice Mill Jonesboro, AR donated a pallet of rice! Thank you to 1812 Pizza Company for the awesome lunch. It was greatly appreciated by all the volunteers. You provided a total of 7,912 meals! Your food donations totaled up to 5,037 pounds and your monetary donations totaled $928.51. Thank you, Northeast Arkansas; your generosity will be well received by hundreds of families. Marty Boyd, Craighead County Sheriff Dalton Watson Jason Allen Matt Kirby Mike Lawrence Bobby Swan Taylor Iglehart Tracey Lane Snell Dana Simpkins

Second Judicial District - State of Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington sponsored a Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner last night, May 1, 2018, to "recognize the law enforcement men and women in the Second Judicial District." The dinner was held at the First National Bank Arena, more commonly known as the Convocation Center, and dinner was provided by John 3:16 Ministries. Governor Asa Hutchinson was the special guest, and there were door prizes for the attendees. Cruise Uniforms & Equipment donated a Glock pistol to be given as one of the door prizes. The Second Judicial District covers all of Northeast Arkansas, including Clay, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, and Crittenden Counties. Matt Kirby James Teague B.a. Hollis Dalton Watson

Corporal Bob Sharp retired from Craighead County Sheriff's Office this week, and we gave him a send-off complete with a plaque to commemorate his 18 years of service with the Sheriff's Office. He retired as a Captain from the Jonesboro Fire Department, after 23 years of service, totaling 40 years of dedication to serving the public. You will be missed, Bobby. Enjoy retirement from your family at the county.