Craighead County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Craighead County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 901 Willett Rd, Jonesboro, 72401 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 870-933-4551

Craighead County Sheriff's Office is located at 901 Willett Rd, Jonesboro, 72401 AR. The Craighead County Sheriff's Office phone number is 870-933-4551.

Craighead County Sheriff's Office News

Sheriff Marty Boyd would like to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day on behalf of himself, his family, and the entire staff of the Craighead County Sheriff's Department & Detention Center. The Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, to observe the national holiday, but, all essential personnel will be on staff to serve the needs of the residents of Craighead County. Our offices will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 5th. Observe firework safety rules, be vigilant around the lakes, rivers, and pools, and most certainly...have a sober driver if you plan to drink during your celebrations. We want everyone to remember this 4th of July for the fun they had.

Most of you have been to our website for the press releases, Message from the Sheriff, or the Inmate Roster. Did you know you can download the employment application from our website? You can also subscribe to notifications for Press Releases, locate registered sex offenders, submit crime tips, and view the Crime Map. The "Departments" tab has several sub-categories, one of which is "Jail", which has useful links for those who have loved ones in our facility. Our aim is to provide you with the most information possible, to assist in making your world a little safer and easier. If you have any questions about our website, you can contact us at 870-933-4551 or click the Contact Us link on the website.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scam Alert Claim: Victim has warrants This is a new run on an old scam, and one that we have seen recently. The caller says he is Deputy Aaron Davis with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department Warrant Apprehension Division, and the victim has an outstanding warrant. In one case, the caller stated the warrant had not even been printed yet. The scam continues as usual, with "go to Walmart and get two Visa gift cards, one for $500, and one for $400. Bring them to the Sheriff's Office and put them on the kiosk..." The number they leave on the voicemail has its own voicemail, and it is set up a lot like our recording. That's where the similarities between these shysters and the Sheriff's Office end. •There is no Warrant Apprehension Division, and it's Lt. Aaron Davis. •We will not call you to notify you of an outstanding warrant. •We will not ask for you to go to Walmart (or Walgreens, CVS, Dollar General, or Kroger...) to purchase gift cards of any kind to pay your fees and fines. •Always check the Whitepages, or the Craighead County Sheriff's Office website, for the correct phone number to call to speak to one of our deputies if you even suspect a call may be fraudulent. •Inform your aging friends and family of these scams to help protect them. They are most likely to fall prey to confidence scams, because they were raised not to question authority. If you ever have any questions or concerns about the nature of phone calls you receive, do not hesitate to call the Sheriff's Office. We are here to help, to serve, and protect. We can be reached at 870-933-4551, or you can send us a message on Facebook.

For July's Message from the Sheriff, we would like to focus on railroad crossing safety. In just one month, five incidents of car versus train occurred in Northeast Arkansas, at least six fatalities, and one of those vehicles was a truck carrying blasting caps. .

June is National Safety Month, and Sheriff Marty Boyd is sharing tips to stay safe around Arkansas' many water sources.

Bay Elementary DARE Graduation

President Donald J. Trump has directed the United States flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Sante Fe, Texas. Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset, May 22, 2018. The President's Proclamation as follows: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN SANTA FE, TEXAS - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims' families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 22, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. DONALD J. TRUMP # # #

Memorial Day is May 28th and the Craighead County Sheriff's Office will be closed in observance of the national holiday. As always, essential personnel will be on staff to serve and protect Craighead County. Please have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Distracted Driving Class is back at the High Schools Brookland Public Schools Buffalo Island Central High School Riverside Public Schools Jason Allen Dalton Watson Bobby Swan

Career Day at Visual & Performing Art Magnet and Westside Consolidated School District Jason Allen B.a. Hollis Matt Kirby Mike Lawrence Taylor Iglehart

Westside Elementary DARE Graduation Westside Middle School PTO Brock McFarlin Aaron Chadwick Craighead County DARE Westside Consolidated School District

Internet Privacy is something to be taken seriously. Read more about what you can do to make your online presence a little less public.

This weekend was the 3rd Annual Badges for Backpacks food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas elderly and childhood food programs. How the Backpack Program works: On the last day of the school week, program enrolled children pick up a backpack filled with food for the weekend. The backpacks are filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks and are provided to children in a safe and discreet manner. These students take their backpacks home, knowing they will have food for the weekend. Items are included for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack for Saturday and Sunday. The Craighead County Sheriff's Office set up outside Kroger on Saturday from 8-5, and gathered donations. Windmill Rice Mill Jonesboro, AR donated a pallet of rice! Thank you to 1812 Pizza Company for the awesome lunch. It was greatly appreciated by all the volunteers. You provided a total of 7,912 meals! Your food donations totaled up to 5,037 pounds and your monetary donations totaled $928.51. Thank you, Northeast Arkansas; your generosity will be well received by hundreds of families. Marty Boyd, Craighead County Sheriff Dalton Watson Jason Allen Matt Kirby Mike Lawrence Bobby Swan Taylor Iglehart Tracey Lane Snell Dana Simpkins

Second Judicial District - State of Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington sponsored a Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner last night, May 1, 2018, to "recognize the law enforcement men and women in the Second Judicial District." The dinner was held at the First National Bank Arena, more commonly known as the Convocation Center, and dinner was provided by John 3:16 Ministries. Governor Asa Hutchinson was the special guest, and there were door prizes for the attendees. Cruise Uniforms & Equipment donated a Glock pistol to be given as one of the door prizes. The Second Judicial District covers all of Northeast Arkansas, including Clay, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, and Crittenden Counties. Matt Kirby James Teague B.a. Hollis Dalton Watson

Corporal Bob Sharp retired from Craighead County Sheriff's Office this week, and we gave him a send-off complete with a plaque to commemorate his 18 years of service with the Sheriff's Office. He retired as a Captain from the Jonesboro Fire Department, after 23 years of service, totaling 40 years of dedication to serving the public. You will be missed, Bobby. Enjoy retirement from your family at the county.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Office is needing your help with identifying the individual driving this truck in connection with a theft on CR 204. Notice the body damage at the bottom of the driver's side and on the front bumper of the passenger side of the truck. If you know who this person is, please contact Investigator Ron Richardson at, by calling our office at 870-933-4551, or you can send us a message here on Facebook.

First Lady Barbara Bush: By proclamation of the President and the Governor, flags are to be flown at half staff until sundown of her interment on Saturday.

Brookland Middle School will have a new School Resource Officer on Monday morning. Deputy Bobby Swan will be taking the helm as Deputy Brian Skinner is leaving the Craighead County Sheriff's Office to pursue other endeavours. Help us wish them both the best of luck. Brookland Middle School

The calm before the storm. We are expecting severe storms late this afternoon and evening. Make sure your weather app is set to your location, or use your weather radios. Tune into the local weather for updates and warnings, as this storm is expected to produce flash flooding, severe thunderstorms, and hail.

Gone but not forgotten. Trumann Officer Jonathan Schmidt EOW 04/12/2011

Traffic jam on the way into the Sheriff's Office.

Riverside High School (Lake City, Arkansas) hosted a Career Day for all of their junior and senior students on March 29, 2018. There were representatives present from various businesses, colleges, branches of the military, and the Craighead County Sheriff's Office, to give the students more information on all the different career options available to them in Northeast Arkansas. A special thank you to the sponsors of the Riverside Career and Technical Education Department for helping make this possible. Molly Goodart Tracey Haas Marty Wynn Michele Templeton Freeman