De Witt Police Department

  • Agency: De Witt Police Department
  • Address: 120 Court Square, De Witt, 72042 AR
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-946-2496
Fax: 870-946-1106

De Witt Police Department is located at 120 Court Square, De Witt, 72042 AR. The De Witt Police Department phone number is 870-946-2496.

De Witt Police Department News

De Witt Schools will be open 1/18/2018 on a two hour delay. This includes Pattillo School. Please drive safely.

De Witt Schools will be closed 1/16/2018 due to inclement Weather.

De Witt Public Schools will be closed today due to the weather. Pattillo school will also be closed.

The De Witt Police Department is taking applications for a Police Officer. You must be 21 years old, possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent, have a valid driver's license, have no criminal convictions in your past, be of good moral character, have good work ethics, and be self motivated. If this describes you, come apply for this exciting career opportunity. If you are a Certified Officer we are offering a $1000 signing bonus with a two year commitment. Applications may be picked up from the Dispatcher 24/7.

The burn ban has been lifted. Effective 12/18/2017.

Congratulations to Patrolman Luka Neal for successfully completing the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. We are very proud of you.

This is a community alert from the De Witt Police Department. Please be advised that on Wednesday, December 13th we will be changing the short code (number) from which you receive SMS text message and Weather Warning messages, to 76993. This new number should be programmed into your mobile devices to ensure awareness for future CodeRED alerts. Please note, a short code is a 5-digit number that CodeRED uses to send messages to mobile devices and the number that comes across your mobile when an alert is delivered. Once you have programmed this number into your mobile under the proper name, all messages will display as addressed from "CodeRED Alert". No further action is required on your part. If you have not already signed up for CodeRed please contact our office and we will help you get signed up.

Please be aware of thieves during the holidays. If you are having deliveries made to your house and you can't be there, you may consider having someone pick them up for you. Home deliveries are awesome! But thieves will take advantage of you. If you see anyone picking up a package and you don't believe it is theirs, please call the police. 870-946-2122 or 911.

Arkansas County is under a BURN BAN beginning at Noon today, 11/28/2017, and will be in effect until further notice. Conditions are favorable for fires to get out of control and the safety of our citizens should be a priority. Please be considerate until these conditions change.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the families who lost loved ones in the crash last night.

I would like to congratulate Matt Tucker on his promotion to Police Sergeant. Matt works hard and is well respected by both his peers and the community. We are blessed to have such a dedicated man as part of this organization. Congratulations Sergeant Matt Tucker.

Joseph Gorman you have just won the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield! Congratulations!!!!

COME TO THE FAIRGROUNDS today, bring your family and friends. Lots of games for the kids, there’s a chili cook off, and don’t forget, we will draw for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield at 3:30 pm. We will sell chances up until 3:15 pm. We are also collecting your old prescription drugs today. Our booth is directly in front of the stage.

Arkansas County is under a burn ban until further notice.

The De Witt Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. Applications can be obtained at City Hall at Dispatch or by emailing

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 15 - 21, 2017. For more information go to

Don't forget October 28th is prescription drug take-back day. You can bring your old drugs to the City Hall any time and place them in our collection bin. We will have a collection site at the Fairgrounds during Harvest Fest from 10 am to 2 pm.

After only one day, 3482 people saw my post concerning the speed limit in the school zone. 37 people commented. Almost all report they want zero tolerance. The traffic consists of parents, teachers, bus drivers, and students. Here are the numbers from 16th Street, from Crest Park Circle to the Middle School on 10/10/2017 from 0733 - 0803, 30 minutes of traffic: 18 people were driving 25 or below, 50 people were driving between 26 and 29 mph, 54 between 30 and 34 mph, 14 between 35 and 40 mph, and 3 between 41 and 45. So with zero tolerance that means 121 people are in violation of speeding. There were 22 people who turned right where there is clearly a sign stating no right turns are to be made during this time. So 143 people violated traffic law concerning the school zone. In just 30 minutes. This is why I asked for your opinion. Lead by example.

Survey: Concerning the speed limit in School Zones. As citizens who live here and send your children to school here, and understanding that we give a little, at what speed do you believe we should issue a ticket? 5 over? 8 over? 10 over? 12 over? Faster? No tolerance at all? What do you think?

If you pick up a child at the elementary school in the blue line, you are not supposed to be entering from the highway. You are supposed to enter from liberty Drive to prevent traffic backing up and blocking the highway. Having a line of stopped cars in the highway is dangerous. It is also illegal. Please enter the school correctly.

The Police Department wants to welcome CASA’s new business office to De Witt. We hope the service you provide to our community is successful. CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a volunteer business who provides advocates who get to know foster children and report to the court the child’s wishes concerning their lives in an effort to make a better future for the child. To be a volunteer, call or go by.