Centerton Police Department

  • Agency: Centerton Police Department
  • Address: 220 Municipal Dr, Centerton, 72719 AR
  • Chief: Lance Johnson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 479-795-4431
Fax: 479.795.0124

Centerton Police Department is located at 220 Municipal Dr, Centerton, 72719 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Lance Johnson. The Centerton Police Department phone number is 479-795-4431.

Centerton Police Department News

Ladies and gentlemen, the holiday season is right around the corner. Our annual Shop with an Officer event is coming up soon and we need donations. Last year we were able to take twelve children with us to Wal-Mart. We would love to increase that number this year, but we can't do it without your help. A monetary donation in any amount is greatly appreciated. Cash or check can be given at the front desk of the Police Department or checks sent by mail to Centerton Police Department P.O. Box 100, Centerton, AR 72719. Please make attention to (Shop with an Officer). Thank you so much for the continued support.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are having a drug take-back event this morning at the police department between the times of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you have any expired or unwanted medications, whether over the counter or prescription, this is the time to bring them up to the police department. This will ensure that they will be destroyed, instead of ending up in the hands of our children

Please join our FOP at their Back The Blue Gala this year.

Dear Starbucks, Officer Boyd needs to be cut off. He has obviously had too much coffee this morning. #morningshenanigans #didsomebodysayshenanigans #coffeemakesushappy #dancedancedancedance

Please see below and help us support our K9 Division.

LRPD lost a brother last night to his fight with cancer. A young sergeant that was only diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in the capital city today.

JOIN US on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 for the National Coffee with a Cop. Coffee and donuts will be served from 7a.m. till 9a.m. at Centerton City Hall's Community Room located on the north side of the building. Donuts are being provided by Mayor Bill Edwards and Coffee by Heroes Coffee Company of Bentonville. Come hang out with us and meet some of the officers who work tirelessly to protect our community.

Meet Zorro! He's soon to be the newest member of the Centerton Police Department, Patrol Division. Trained in drug detection, tracking and criminal apprehension, Zorro will be an invaluable asset to CPD and greatly increase the ability for officers to reduce crime. K9 programs are costly, and startup is in the thousands of dollars... A huge hurdle for even the larger departments. Currently CPD is partnered with The National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) conducting a fundraiser for the costs of K9 startup. We're still collecting donations until the end of the month, no matter how large or small! NACOP will match any donation dollar for dollar up to $5,000! This is an opportunity for CPD to raise a substantial amount of funds for its K9 program. If you're able to make a donation in ANY amount, please contact CPD and speak with Chief Cody Harper. Checks must be made out to "NACOP". CPD- (479) 795-4431

The children's safety kits this year were a great success. We would like to thank all of our donors who helped to make this event possible. We would also like to thank Sonya Colleen Wilson for her dedicated hours of volunteering in the preparation of creating the kits.

Come by and see us at Centerton Day this Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m.

We sure do love when people bring us treats. Not only do we get to meet some great kids, but we also love cookies and showing off our police cars. #copcarsarecoolerthanfiretrucks #cookiesaredelicious #nomnomnomnom #nottryingtocheatondonutswestillloveyoutoo

A word from the Criminal Investigations Divison Since the beginning of this school year, we have seen an increase in child abuse calls. Child abuse is a real problem in our area. The Centerton Police Department deals with numerous calls a month relating to the issue. The good thing is, if we are getting calls it means people are being vigilant. That's all we are asking today, is if you know of a child being abused please report it. Children can't always speak for themselves, we need our citizens to step up and help us in eliminating child abuse. A big supporter of our mission is the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County. They are a non-profit organization that helps Law Enforcement agencies in our area in aiding with interviews of children. Their mission is to provide a safe place for child abuse victims and their families to receive comprehensive services from dedicated professional interviewers, nurses, counselors and advocates in a child-friendly atmosphere through a coordinated team approach as well as provide child abuse prevention, awareness, and education to the community.

August 17th 2017 14:58 hours On the afternoon of this date, the Centerton Police Department made contact with four individuals in the Harp's parking lot. The photo below is the evidence that was recovered from the vehicle and the individuals involved. All four subjects were arrested and transported to the Benton County Jail.

Please read below as school starts next week. Officers will be on the lookout for traffic violations, especially when it comes to school bus violations.

We would like to thank D&A Roadside Service for providing the Police Department and City Court employees with lunch from JJ's Grill and Chuys.

***** UPDATE***** Today at approximately 09:15 hours Kenneth Smith turned himself in with the Centerton Police Department. The Department would like to thank the public for their assistance with tips regarding this incident. ___________________________________________________ On 7/14/2017 the Centerton Police Department located a suspicious vehicle in the Sienna subdivision. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Coopers Farm and Sienna. The subject identified as Kenneth Smith, a 37 year of age white male. Mr. Smith exhibited signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest. After Mr. Smith was placed in the rear of the patrol vehicle he was able to slip his handcuffs under his legs to the front of his body and exit the patrol vehicle, fleeing on foot in a westerly direction. Police agencies including Decatur, Highfill, Gravette K9 and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Centerton Police Department with the search to no avail. Please help the Centerton Police Department locate Kenneth Smith, who may be occupying a 2002 tan Chevy Cavalier with a license plate of 588UTB. Mr. Smith is from Kansas and has lived in Arkansas since 2016 with the only address history of Gun Club Road in Fayetteville Arkansas. Mr. Smith was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, jeans, and barefoot. He is about 5’8” and weighs approximately 190 lbs. Please see attached photo of Mr. Smith. If anyone has any information that can lead to the location of Smith please contact the Centerton Police Department.

Citizens of Centerton, The Centerton Police Department has 16 bicycles that have been found (lost or mislaid) and are considered unclaimed seized property. We are giving the public a chance to claim your property before they are donated to local nonprofits in our area. If you are missing a bicycle, please come to the Centerton Police Department Monday thru Thursday between the dates of July 12th, 2017 and July 21st, 2017 between the hours of 8am and 5pm to claim your bicycle. We will need a brief description of the bicycle to claim your property. As stated before, after the week and a half the bicycles will be donated pursuant to a court order.

Ladies and gentlemen we need your help. We had multiple incidents of vehicle breaking and entering this morning around 12 a.m. on Tyler and Zachary Streets. Multiple subjects were seen entering the vehicles. If you have surveillance systems and live in that area please contact our detectives at 479-795-4431 ext.3

Recently the Centerton Police Department has made some significant money seizures. This money was found to be used for drug transactions in some way or form. This money gets put into the Benton County Drug Fund. Then the money can be utilized by the Centerton Police Department for items such as, a new drug dog, new equipment, and or classes for officers. We would like to say thank you to the dedicated officers that helped in taking this money and the drugs associated with it off of the streets.

Please come out and support our officers and get a free snow cone in the process.

Please come out and support our fraternal order of police. Sales start this Sunday!

Ladies and gentlemen we are going to share this again. Please share with your family, friends, loved ones, and anyone else you care about. We are also asking for anyone with surveillance systems on Meadowridge, Joseph, Elm, and/or Oliva streets to please contact the Police Department at 479-795-4431 ext 3 and speak to our detectives. These streets were victims of vehicle burglaries last night. This has to stop and as a community we need to band together to be more vigilant and observant. I don't want to sound like smokey the bear, but you truly can prevent most of this from happening.

**** ARRESTED **** JAMES SAWNEY 34 year old white male. James Sawney is a wanted felon with multiple outstanding warrants. The Centerton Police Department is asking for any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Sawney. James Sawney drives a Red 2010 Chevrolet Camaro with front end damage, black wheels, loud exhaust, and transformers emblems on the sides. The vehicle's picture is attached. James Sawney is a felony parolee absconder and should be considered dangerous. You should at no point attempt to stop or confront him. If located please notify your local law enforcement agency. If you have any information on the whereabouts of James Sawney please contact the Centerton Police Department at 479-795-4431 Ext. 3