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

Using fake urine to take your drug screen = GO TO JAIL!! 🙄

May 15 is designated as National Peace Officers Day. I am honored to have such a good group of hard-working men and women at this Police Department. Thank you for the great job that you do!

Earlier while attempting to stop a vehicle that was fleeing from Police, Officer Luka Neal was involved in a serious accident. She sustained injuries as a result of the accident and has been taken to De Witt Hospital for treatment. She is in stable condition but will need your prayers. City, County, and State Law Enforcement, working together located the fleeing vehicle and have taken the driver into custody.

It is Prom Time again. Everyone will be dressing their best and gathering to celebrate their achievements throughout their school years. While the De Witt Police Department does not condone underage drinking, we recognize that it happens and happens more during this time. Drivers under the age of 21 are 17 times more likely to experience a fatal car crash when his/her BAC is .08% than when driving with no alcohol in his/her system. The Arkansas State Police staged a mock fatal accident at the High School today as a reminder of the seriousness of impaired driving. Please be responsible. The life you save may be your own. (Photos courtesy of Charlotte Purdy)

Be sure you stop by the Annual De Witt Hospital Spring Fling today! Gather helpful medical information, door prize opportunities, snacks, and more! You can give blood, get your blood pressure checked, blood sugar checked, get a mammogram, dental screen, BMI checks, and more! We have a prescription drug collection site at our booth. We are glad to properly dispose of your old medications. Don’t miss this opportunity. SEE YOU AT THE HOSPITAL!

There are many homes flooded this morning. One family was unable to get out of theirs on West 8th Street with water nearly five feet deep in their yard and ankle deep inside their raised mobile home. I want to thank Mr. David Rhodes and Mr. Richie Moss of De Witt for assisting Officers Randy Irby and Jake Inman by providing a boat and helping them rescue that family from their home this morning. Great job guys! (Pictured are Officer Irby and Richie Moss.)

A lot of flooding since 2 am. Please drive carefully. Not all areas are marked. If water is still ROLLING across the roadway, don’t attempt to cross it. Fast moving water is very powerful and can sweep your vehicle right off the road.

This might not look like much to you, but this is the recorder I've been wanting to get for several years. It records radio and telephone. Like the 911 clips you hear on the news from time to time. I want to thank you, the people of De Witt, for donating money and participating in our fund raisers to make this happen. Without your help we could not have purchased this. So THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Our 911 Dispatch center would like your help with their system. If you will go to you can personalize the information that is associated with your phone number. What that means is should you need to call 911, they will have the information they need in order to dispatch your call more accurately. This will speed up the process of getting help where it is needed. You have the option of attaching emergency contacts, known health issues, and other information that could be helpful to emergency personnel. This information could help save a life. To sign up click --->

No driver’s testing today.

If you lost a toolbox this morning call me and describe it. If you’re right, I’ll get it back to you.

We are accepting applications for a PART TIME Dispatcher. Applications can be picked up at our office at the dispatch window. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to pass a criminal background, and a drug screen. This position is mostly nights and weekends but will also fill in other shifts.

Curious, how’s the CodeRed weather warning working? Are y’all getting the information about the weather?

How will the proposal from DHS to further restrict eligibility criteria for developmental services affect Arkansas? Watch to find out. Please share!

Law Enforcement was made aware of a threat made against the schools in Arkansas County. All agencies, from local to Federal, are working to locate the source of the threat. Once located, appropriate action will be taken against the suspect or suspects. Law Enforcement will be present at the schools to ensure the safety of our children. As this is an active investigation no more information will be released at this time. If you have any information about anyone who has made a threat or has talked about making a threat to one of our schools please contact the De Witt Police Department, The Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office, at 870-946-2122, or the Arkansas State Police, Troop E, at 870-247-1483.

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.