Hempstead County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Hempstead County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 312 S Washington St, Hope, 71801 AR
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Hempstead County Sheriff's Office is located at 312 S Washington St, Hope, 71801 AR. The Hempstead County Sheriff's Office phone number is 870-777-6727.

Hempstead County Sheriff's Office News

a big thank you to everyone who helped with this years Haunted House, Cooking, and games. A huge thanks to Save-A-Lot, and Southern Bakery, and all the volunteers who helped serve Hot Dogs, Chips, and Candy. We had over 2,500 kids and parents come out for food and fun. Thanks Again and GOD Bless Sheriff James Singleton


Please come and enjoy Hot Dogs, Chips, and Kool Aid with the Deputies and Police Officers on October 30, 2018 at the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office.

The Hempstead County Detention Center is now accepting applications for the Position of Detention Officer Applicants may pick up applications between 8Am-4PM Monday thru Friday at the Sheriff’s Office. All Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Be a citizen of the United States. Be at least 18 years of age. Be fingerprinted and a search initiated of state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record. Be free of felony record. A felony record shall mean having entered a plea of guilty, been found guilty, or otherwise having been convicted of an offense, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state penitentiary. The fact that an individual has received a pardon, or their record has been expunged shall not release the individual from having a felony record for the purposes of this regulation Be of good character as determined by a thorough background investigation Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Education Development (GED) Test indicating high school graduation level. Be examined by a licensed physician Be interviewed personally prior to employment by the department head or his representative, or representatives, to determine such things as the applicant's motivation, appearance, demeanor, attitude and ability to communicate Be examined by an individual licensed to practice psychiatry or psychology and qualified to perform such evaluations in the State of Arkansas, who after the examination finds the officer to be competent and recommends the agency to hire the individual. Possess a valid driver's license. Complete training equivalent to the basic jail course offered by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy or the Department of Corrections. Other job-related education and/or experience may be required or substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon the approval of the Hempstead County Sheriff.

Over 40 Cowboys and Cowgirls competed in the 2nd annual HCSO Operation Christmas Ranch Rodeo on Thursday night at the Southwest District Fair. The rodeo and our Concession stand raised over $4,000.00 over the three day period. All money raised will go toward buying Christmas presents for Kids in Hempstead County. Thanks to all the Cowboys and Cowgirls who competed and to all who helped in the concession stand.

Deputy Billings and Josie Atkinson working hard to raise money for Operation Christmas. They are manning the Concession Stand at the Ranch Rodeo Thursday Night. The Sheriff's Office will have the concession stand for the next two nights at the District Fair come on by and get some great food. The only place you can get a fried bologna & Cheese sandwich.

Come on out to our 2nd annual Ranch Rodeo and help us raise funds for our 2018 Operation Christmas. Admission $5.00 Kids under 12 free. Thursday September 27the at 7:30. Southwest District Fair

Come on out to our 2nd annual Ranch Rodeo and help us raise funds for our 2018 Operation Christmas. Admission $5.00 Kids under 12 free. Thursday September 27the at 7:30. Southwest District Fair

Deputy Deputy Becky Billings taught her first D.A.R.E. Class at Springhill this Week. She also taught her first Class at Blevins and GMCS.

IN CUSTODY 08/28/2018 56-year-old John Lyndell Hill of Blevins, Arkansas wanted for Attempted Murder has been taken into custody. Hill was arrested in Granite City Illinois shortly after 12:00 A.M. Tuesday August 28, 2018 by Granite City Police. Granite City Police made a traffic stop and identified Hill and took him into custody. According to Granite City Police Hill had in his possession 2 rifles, a handgun and a Hand grenade. Hill is being held by Granite City Police pending extradition back to Hempstead County.

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton and Hope Police Sergeant Casey Singleton visited Ms. Willis's K-4 Class at GMCS on Monday. The students got to sit in the Police car and Sheriff's Truck received patches from Sgt. Singleton, and Sheriff Singleton. Every one got to talk on the Sheriff's P.A. System and the Favorite thing was blowing the siren. On behalf of the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office and Hope Police we would like to thank Ms. Willis for having us out.

Training for Softball

Thank You Pafford Air -1 For comming to our National Night Out

National Night Out 2018

I would like to thank everyone who came out and made our National Night Out a huge success. The citizens of Hempstead County know how to pitch in and make an event a success. See Yall Next Year Sheriff James Singleton

Deputies Eric Garner, Josh Pendergrass and Austin Reed completed the 13 week Basic Police Training Course on Friday August 3, 2018. Deputy Josh Pendergrass placed second overall in the firearms training and was presented a plaque by ALETA for his accomplishment.

Sheriff Provides Teachers and Staff a Free Concealed Carry Handgun Course. Spring Hill School Teachers and Staff receive free Concealed Handgun Training courtesy of the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office. In March of this year Sheriff James Singleton invited Teachers and Staff of the Blevins and Spring Hill School Districts to attend at no cost a Concealed Carry Course. Approximately 25 Teachers and staff of the Spring Hill School District took advantage of the Sheriff’s offer. On July 14th and 21st of this year The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office sponsored approximately 25 Teachers and staff of the Spring Hill School District in a concealed Carry Handgun Class taught by a Certified Arkansas State Police Concealed Carry Instructor. Retired Police Chief and 25-year law enforcement veteran Jimmy Singleton and brother of Sheriff James Singleton volunteered his time at no charge to all who attended. Several members of various church security teams also attended in all 35 persons completed the Concealed Carry Handgun course over the two day’s it was offered. Sheriff Singleton waived the $10.00 fingerprint fee normally charged for fingerprinting for all who attended. It will be up to each individual School Board to authorize those teachers to have a handgun on campus. A course will be scheduled in the near future for those Teachers and Staff in the Blevins School District who are interested in obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit. Sheriff Singleton recently met with the new Superintendent of The Blevins School District to discuss security and safety plans for that district. We are trying to be innovative in how we deal with school safety and security in the Blevins and Spring Hill school Districts. As Sheriff I would like to see Certified Deputies (School Resource Officers) in each of the school’s However, until we secure funding there are others things we can do to provide some immediate security and safety measures that do not cost. We plan to incorporate some of those measures in the 2018-2019 school year. The Sheriff’s Office wants to maintain an active group of civic-minded individuals who may serve as volunteers to assist deputies in providing for the public-safety and welfare of the students and teachers of the Blevins and Spring Hill School District. The Sheriff will utilize volunteers in a capacity that diminishes risk to the volunteers and does not place the volunteer in a law enforcement function. The volunteers will not be armed, unless they are Certified Law Enforcement Officers Certified by the State of Arkansas. There have been several certified law enforcement officers that have children in the respective schools who have expressed an interest to volunteer every so often. The sheriff’s Office has developed a guideline to where those citizens who wish to volunteer may do so after passing a background check and undergoing Active Shooter Response training. Expectations of Volunteers: Volunteers, like any member of Sheriff’s Office, will be expected to maintain the ethical standard of conduct demanded by the Sheriff’s Office. In all conduct relating to the Sheriff’s Office, volunteers are expected to act professionally and courteously to the public as well as to school officials. The role of a police volunteer does not include the duty to investigate crimes, pursue, apprehend or prosecute law breakers. Volunteers will not go beyond an “observe and report” function. The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the students and Facility of Blevins and Spring Hill with the most effective security measures that are available. The sheriff has sent three of his deputies to training to deal with these type situations and the deputies will conduct Active Shooter classes to both school districts throughout the upcoming school year. For more information on the Volunteer program you may contact the Sheriff’s Office at 870-777-6727 and ask for an application for either the Spring Hill School District which will be Called The “Bear Patrol”, The Blevins School District Volunteer Program will be Called the “Hornet” Patrol. The Sheriff and some of his deputies will attend each open House and be available to answer questions on our plan to secure our schools. “In God We Trust” Sheriff James Singleton.

On Friday July 20, 2018, Agents from the 8th North Task Force and Deputies from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21-year-old Kacey Allen Bunnell and 47-year-old Chad Hamm of Hope, For Trafficking Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bunnell was also charged with possession of a weapon by certain persons. Agents and Deputies seized 342 grams (12.9 oz) of methamphetamines valued at approximately $30,000 dollars, scales, approximately $362.00 dollars in currency and a 9mm semi-auto handgun. Both were transported to the HCDF where they will be held pending a First Court Appearance.

Well it’s getting that time of year when we kick off our OPERATION CHRISTMAS/ Shop with a Deputy Program for 2018. In the next few weeks Deputy Rebecca Billings will be contacting our Business and citizens that contributed to Operation Christmas by purchasing ads in our 2018-day planner. We hope our 2019 Day- Planner will also be a huge success. The 2018 planner was a huge success and helped us raise nearly $10,000.00 to purchase Christmas gifts and take over 85 Hempstead County Children shopping at Wal- Mart. And Contribute bicycles and tricycles to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. I would like to thank all the business’s that place an ad in our day-planner. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000.00 and help at least 125-150 kids have a better Christmas. We also have several other fund-raising events through out the year such as a Ranch Rodeo during the District Fair, operating concession stands at the District fair and various other events that help us raise the funds needed. If you as a private citizen want to donate to our 2nd Annual Operation Christmas You can send a check made out to HCSO Operation Christmas, to Hempstead County Sheriff Operation Christmas 312 South Washington, Hope, Arkansas 71801. Again, if you can help us help our kids who may not have as much as other kids to have a better Christmas in 2018 please do so. “IN GOD WE TRUST” Sheriff James A. Singleton

Our Jail and Inmate Roster is back up and running

The Inmate Roster on our web-site is down, it is undergoing maintance sorry for the inconvience. should have it up back up sometimes this week. Thank You, James Singleton, Sheriff

Congratulations to Deputy Kyle Malone and Haylee welcome to the family GARRETT LEE.

Hempstead County Deputy Becky Billings has completed two weeks of D.A.R.E. Instructor training with the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Cookville, Tennessee. Deputy Billings will be bringing the D.A.R.E. Program to the County Schools in 2018-2019. Congratulations Deputy Billings