Springdale Police Department

  • Agency: Springdale Police Department
  • Address: 201 Spring St, Springdale, 72764 AR
  • Chief: Kathy O'Kelley (Chief of Police)
Phone: 479-751-4542

Springdale Police Department is located at 201 Spring St, Springdale, 72764 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Kathy O'Kelley. The Springdale Police Department phone number is 479-751-4542.

Springdale Police Department News

******Warrant Amnesty Week Begins Today!!****** The Springdale Police Department, in cooperation with the Springdale District Court is offering a warrant amnesty period beginning Monday November 12, 2018 through Friday November 16, 2018 from 7am-2:30pm. During this time, those who turn themselves in on a non-violent misdemeanor warrant issued from the Springdale District Court will be booked in and released without having to post a bond. This does not eliminate the criminal charge, it simply allows the person to take care of the warrant and be issued a new court date. In lieu of posting a bond, we ask that those turning themselves in bring a non-perishable food item. At the end of the amnesty period, the items brought will be donated to local homeless outreach programs. Get your warrant(s) taken care of so you can have a less stressful holiday season, and help those in need!

PRESS RELEASE: Officer Involved Shooting On November 11, 2018, the Springdale Police Department was notified that an individual had fired shots at Washington County Deputies near Tontitown. The suspect fled the scene in a Saturn. About 1:11pm today, Springdale Officers located that vehicle near Don Tyson Parkway and Thompson. As officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, shots were fired from the driver. Officers returned fire, and the vehicle fled southbound on Thompson. The pursuit went into Fayetteville and eventually back into Springdale. The Fayetteville Police Department and Arkansas State Police joined the pursuit. The driver drove back to the area of Don Tyson Parkway and Thompson, where he stopped and immediately surrendered to police. Suspect was identified as 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio. Luis had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his shoulder. It was non-life-threatening, and he was treated and released at the hospital. He will be transported to the Washington County Jail. Specific charges are pending. No officers or deputies were injured today. The Arkansas State Police will be investigating the officer involved shooting. Two Springdale Police Officers have been placed on Administrative Leave, pending the investigation, as is standard protocol in these incidents. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Today is Veterans Day, a day for us to honor those who are currently serving or have served this great country in the United States Armed Forces. The Springdale Police Department has many officers that are currently serving with the National Guard or Reserves or have served before joining the police department. So today when you see a vet, approach them and tell them thanks for their service, if you know a vet, make sure to let them know you appreciate what they have done. Without them, the freedoms that we have would not be possible. Thank you, from everyone at the Springdale Police Department!

The Springdale Police Department needs your help! We could use your assistance with identifying the subjects in the pictures below. The subjects are wanted for questioning regarding unrelated theft cases, burglary, and fraudulent use of a credit card. If anyone recognizes any of these people please contact the Springdale Police Department at 479-750-8139 or the anonymous tip line at 479-750-4484. Any and all help is appreciated

You are very welcome. Thank you for empowering our teens to make a positive difference in our community!

ArkanSalsa Fest 2018

Thank you, and good job to the students at George Jr High School! The students and faculty raised money for SPD's Shop with a Cop program. And a special thanks to SRO Valley for being a part of the fun and taking a pie to the face for this great cause!

The Springdale Police Department needs your help! We could use your assistance with identifying the subjects in the pictures below. The male/female couple are wanted for questioning regarding a theft case and the other male is wanted for questioning regarding vehicle break-ins. . If anyone recognizes any of these people please contact the Springdale Police Department at 479-750-8139 or the anonymous tip line at 479-750-4484. Any and all help is appreciated

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

Halloween Fest 2018! A few pictures from Halloween Fest this past Saturday at Shiloh Square. Thanks to everyone who came out and saw us and made this happen! Send us your pictures if you'd like them shared! Be safe Wednesday, Happy Halloween!!

Join us on Saturday, October 27th from 4-7pm for the Springdale Halloween Fest in downtown Springdale! Bring your family and friends and enjoy some free candy, carnival games, a costume parade, and so much more!

As most of you know, SPD had two of our officers receive serious injuries about 10 days ago, after being struck by a car. They are doing well, considering... The outpouring of support from our community has been awesome. But we also wanted to share the nationwide family that comes with being a police officer. We just received this signed letter from St. Anthony, Minnesota PD. It’s a small thing, but I will let the letter’s words say the rest.

Today we had the honor to dedicate Hwy 612 to Springdale Officer John T Hussey. We'd like to thank everyone that attended this ceremony, especially the friends and family members of Officer Hussey, and everyone who spoke at the ceremony, and last but not least everyone that helped make this memorial and ceremony happen!!

John T Hussey Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony: On December 21, 1975, Springdale Officer John T Hussey was shot and killed after being abducted while on a traffic stop. When back up arrived, they found the car running, blue lights on, but our officer gone. His body was later found in some woods off of Hwy 16 west of Fayetteville. John Hussey was only 22 years old, and had only been on the force for 6 weeks when he died. John is the only Springdale Police Officer killed in the line of duty. On Thursday, October 18th at 1:30pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, the Arkansas Highway Department will officially dedicate the new Springdale Northern Bypass (HWY 612) as the John T Hussey Memorial Highway. Many of those who worked with Hussey and on his case will be present along with some family. We invite the public and the news media to this special event. It is an honor long overdue, but very meaningful to this community and the department. We hope you will join us.

UPDATE: SPD Officers Struck by Vehicle First, both our officers have been released from the hospital and are at home resting. They are still recovering, and have some medical follow-ups in the future. We do not have a timeline yet for their return to full-duty. Thank you so much for your kind words of support! As for the criminal investigation, we originally arrested 4 suspects shortly after the incident. One was an adult, the other three were juveniles. We charged them with the following: Battery 1st Degree x2 (FELONY), Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident (FELONY), Theft of Property –Motor Vehicle (FELONY), Fleeing Motor Vehicle (FELONY), Fleeing Foot (MISDEMEANOR). The adult, Arommon Luther, received an additional charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. And we referred the 15 year old driver to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office to be charged as an adult. In the course of the investigation, we knew more were still at large. Today, we can announce that our Detectives have arrested two more individuals associated with this act. They are both juveniles, 15 and 14 years old. They have been charged with the same crimes as the first four. The only exception is that the 15 year old was not charged with Fleeing (Vehicle) because he took off running on foot prior to the car moving. This brings the total arrested to 6. The investigation is still ongoing, and we anticipate more arrests, and perhaps additional charges.

PRESS RELEASE: Officers Struck by Vehicle On October 12, 2018 at around 3:20am, the Springdale Police Department received a call about suspicious subjects in the area of 707 Woodridge Drive. The caller stated he was on his way home from work, because he could see 2 subjects on the security camera outside his house. Officers arrived on scene and began checking the area. They located several subjects inside a stolen Nissan Altima with the lights off. Officer Booth approached the car to make contact, and the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed, striking the officer, and throwing him onto the hood. Officer Hoffman was also struck as the car sped away. The vehicle eventually hit the caller in his vehicle head on. All occupants fled on foot. A search ensued, involving a Springdale Police K-9 Unit. Four suspects have been caught and arrested. Investigation is ongoing, and others may still be at large. Officer Booth and Officer Hoffman were transported to Northwest Medical Center with severe, but non-life-threatening injuries. The original caller sustained minor injuries, and was not transported. SPD Detectives and Accident Reconstructionist are working the scene. Charges and additional information will be released as they become available.

Today, Springdale Police Captain Derek Hudson was presented the prestigious #40under40 Award at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando. This award is given to law enforcement leaders under the age of 40, who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. The award was given to 40 people from across the nation and around the world!

Looking for more than just a job? Start a career as a 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatcher for the City of Springdale! We are currently accepting applications for two part-time dispatchers! Our Communications Center serves the Springdale Police Department and Springdale Fire & Ambulance. Dispatchers are our lifeline; they are the calm in the storm. This is a challenging and rewarding career. Do you have what it takes? Qualified persons must submit an application to the Human Resources Department no later than 5:00pm on October 14, 2018. For more information, go to http://www.springdalear.gov/Jobs.aspx The attached picture shows a portion of the newly renovated Communications Center. These stations are what we call "Police Side", and there is an identical section opposite that is for Fire & Ambulance.

Chief Peters is excited to announce that Lily DeSpain has been selected to the Springdale Youth Council! Chief Peters nominated her and will serve as her mentor over the next 8 month during this prestigious program. The Youth Council is a program for young adults to engage with the local government. They receive mentoring from city officials, participate in community service that benefits Springdale residents, and play an active role in addressing issues that affect young people in our community. Lily is a Hass Hall Scholar with a 4.0 GPA, she is president of the Junior Honors Society, and is a member of the swim and the robotics teams. She also is very involved with the community and volunteers with several nonprofit groups. Lily's father is a law enforcement officer, and her mother is a nurse and teacher at Hass Hall Academy Springdale Campus. Congratulations Lily!

Chief Ollen Stepp: On Monday, former Springdale Police Chief Ollen Stepp passed away. Ollen began his career at SPD in 1972, rising to the rank of Police Chief in 1988. He retired in 1992, going on to be the first City Investigator for Springdale. Ollen also proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years. Many of our existing employees never knew Chief Stepp, but his legacy lives on. We must always honor those who came before us. Ollen helped mold the Police Department we know today, always stressing safety and professionalism. In fact, it wasn't just Ollen. The Stepp name has many roots at SPD with family members working as police officers, jailers and dispatchers. Our thoughts are with the family, as they honor his life today and tomorrow. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. But to us, he is the Chief. Thank you for your service to our department, community and the country. Sir, you will be missed.

We want to say thank you to the Northwest Medical Center Auxiliary for their continued support of Shop with a Cop. Today they presented us with a check for $5000.00 to go towards this year’s event.

*******CRIME ALERT******* WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Over the past few months, SPD has seen a rise in vehicle break-ins. Most of these break-ins have happened to vehicles that were left UNLOCKED while parked in the driveway or in the street in front of a house. We are asking for everyone to help us by making sure that you LOCK your vehicle at all times when it is left unattended, even when it is parked in front of your house. We ask that you simply remember to, HIDE your things, LOCK your car, TAKE your keys. As a means of preventing thefts from vehicles, SPD officers have been deploying into neighborhoods during the overnight hours and inspecting vehicles to ensure they are locked and are not easy targets for thieves. Officers will leave a "Report Card" like the yellow card shown here on the windshield indicating whether or not your car was a hard or easy target for thieves. If your vehicle was an easy target then the officer will indicate the issues on the "Report Card". As officers have been out in neighborhoods they have already reported finding unlocked vehicles with valuable items inside the car. They have also reported finding vehicles with keys left in the ignition overnight just waiting to be stolen. Vehicle theft and vehicle break-ins are a very real problem and we all need to partner together to prevent them. Our goal is to prevent the crime before it happens. PLEASE SHARE OR TAG YOUR FRIENDS TO HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

The Springdale Fire Department and Springdale Police Department climbed steps at a local stadium yesterday in honor of the victims and first responders on 9/11. Thank you to all of first responders for the sacrifice you make every day!

UPDATE!!! Sharon has been found safe and unharmed. Thank you for all your help. SILVER ALERT Sharon Berkstresser Sex: Female Race: White Height: 5'2" Weight: 115 Hair: Gray Eyes: Blue Complexion is described as: Fair Sharon was last seen Tuesday night September 11, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at her home. Sharon likes to walk around her neighborhood which is close to the Razorback Greenway on the north side of Springdale. Sharon suffers from moderate to severe dementia. Sharon does not have any other medical conditions. Sharon is wearing gray sweat pants and bright orange shoes. Could possibly be wearing some type of baseball shirt. Anyone having information should contact: Springdale Police Department at 479-751-4542