West Memphis Police Department

  • Agency: West Memphis Police Department
  • Address: 626 E Broadway Blvd, West Memphis, 72301 AR
  • Chief: Robert Paudert (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-732-7555

West Memphis Police Department is located at 626 E Broadway Blvd, West Memphis, 72301 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Paudert. The West Memphis Police Department phone number is 870-732-7555.

West Memphis Police Department News

Today, we visited Ascent Children’s Health Services. Rusty was greeted by over 60 children.

On Saturday, WMPD attended the Youth Explosion at Philadelphia Outreach Ministries. Child Safety kits were handed out to parents, along with water bottles for the children. Rusty was only there for a brief moment, but the kids really enjoyed it.

The Citizens Academy kicked off tonight with a great group of people that want to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the police department. Tonight’s class was an overview of the department and an introduction to less lethal options used by WMPD.

Chief Oakes congratulates Ricky McKay after 39 year of service to the city of West Memphis. Officer McKay worked as an Animal Control Officer early in his career, and later served in many different capacities within the department. Officer McKay has been an asset throughout his career and will be truly missed by his coworkers.

WMPD graduated Basic Academy Class 2018-A yesterday and we want to congratulate these officers and introduce them to our citizens. Pictured from left to right: Thomas Champion, Chris McElroy, Joel Leake, Laterrious Johnson, Jeremy Goods, Brittany Fitzpatrick, Ishmael Clay, Tyrone Roper, and Tarvin Gaines. These officers completed over 600 hours of training in fifteen weeks and are now ready to enter the field training program for the next couple of months, before being able to patrol on their own.

The WMPD wants you to “Rock One Sock” on May 25th!! Join in the fight by showing your awareness and support if this cause!

Slots are quickly filling up for WMPD's 2nd Citizens Academy which begins on June 5th and runs for eight Tuesday nights this summer. This training is designed for citizens of West Memphis who want to understand how different divisions in the police department goes about day-to-day operations. You will learn how the detectives investigate cases, how narcotics detectives conduct major drug investigations, and how patrol officers watch over our city. Learn about SWAT and watch a building entry, learn about our community outreach programs, and see how challenging and rewarding it can be to work as a police dispatcher. You will walk away from this program with a thorough understanding of all aspects of your police department. You can pick up an application in our Records Division or online at https://www.westmemphishr.com/page2

Thank you, Officer Nicks and Community Outreach Coordinator Tawana Bailey. They assisted the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas with their quarterly distribution by carrying the boxes to the residents vehicles.

Thank you 7th Street Church of Christ for preparing a meal for our officers during National Police Week. WMPD is very thankful for all of the support that we receive from our community.

WMPD would like to thank Weaver Elementary for inviting our officers and our Community Outreach Coordinator to career day last Friday. Weaver Elementary does this to allow their Kindergarteners to be exposed to different career paths at an early age.

Eight years ago today WMPD lost two of their own. Officer Bill Evans and Sergeant Brandon Paudert were great men who loved serving their community. These officers and their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Update!!!!!! Mr. Barry has been located in Mississippi. Thanks for all the shares and support!

Officer Neal spent the morning hanging with the students at Maddux Elementary. Great kids who had a blast spending some time with WMPD. The kids also made some awesome cards for the PD to thank the officers for being there for them!!

Community Outreach event at the Ridge Apartments attended by our officers and COC Tawana Bailey!

Our COC Tawana Bailey stopped by to talk with students, during their reading period. Great group of kids!

Two students from East Junior High decided to shadow Officer Singleton for a day. They spend the day here at the station, as well as went over to the Visitors Center, where we had a table set up. Great learning experience for the kids!!

We had a table setup for National Tourism Day at the Visitors Center. Over 75 people passed through there. Our main focus was, letting the visitors know that next week is National Police Week. If you see a cop, thank a cop!

George Henderson had been arrested in the shooting death of Oliver Johnson. The West Memphis Police Department would like to thank the Multi Agency Gang Unit and the Shelby Co Fugitive Unit for assisting in the apprehension. Henderson was taken into custody near Danny Thomas and Alabama Street in Memphis. He will be extradited back to Arkansas to face multiple charges including Capital Murder.

George Henderson (01/19/1996) of West Memphis is currently wanted in the April 28th, 2018 homicide of Oliver Johnson. Johnson was a Forrest City Police Officer who lived in the Meadows Apartments in West Memphis. Johnson was struck when a bullet from an altercation outside in a parking lot entered his residence. Henderson was involved in the altercation outside which resulted in the shots being fired. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Henderson is asked to contact the Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at 870-732-4444 or the West Memphis Police Department 870-735-1210.

In recognition of our City and County Police Officers that serve our city, Faith International Ministry Center Church we like to show honor to them by dedicating the month of May as Police Appreciation Month.

WMPD begins its 2nd Citizens Academy on June 5th, for eight Tuesday nights this summer. If you have ever wondered how WMPD goes about day-to-day operations then this is the perfect opportunity for you to find out. Learn about Criminal Investigations, SWAT, patrol operations, Narcotics Investigations, our community outreach initiatives and how we train our officers. You can pick up an application in our Records Division or online at westmemphishr.com.

WMPD appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with the Academies of West Memphis Criminal Justice Program. AWM students learned about the Taser and watched as police academy students received their Taser exposures today.

Great job West Memphis School District!