Jonesboro Police Department

  • Agency: Jonesboro Police Department
  • Address: 1001 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro, 72401 AR
  • Chief: Michael Yates (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870)935-5562
Fax: (870)933-4686

Jonesboro Police Department is located at 1001 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro, 72401 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael Yates. The Jonesboro Police Department phone number is 870)935-5562.

Jonesboro Police Department News

Was Honored to be invited to the grand opening of the new Jonesboro Hispanic Center location on Vandyne St. Standing room only listening to Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Mayor Harold Perrin Speak about the great things this organization is doing for our community.

Arkansas' 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Event On Saturday, October 28th from 10 am to 2 pm officers and volunteers will be at the Jonesboro Police Department to participate in this important event. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the U.S., exceeding vehicle fatalities by 50 percent. In Arkansas, 1,067 people have died from a drug overdose in a 3-year span (319 in 2013, 356 in 2014, and 392 in 2015).

If anyone can identify this person, please call the Criminal Investigation Division at 870-935-6710 or Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP(7867). He attempted to use counterfeit money to make a purchase at Church's Chicken.

K9 Officer Rico and his handler Officer Dustin Smith gave a demonstration with JPS Pre-K Class 3. I'm pretty sure that Rico is a better public speaker than Dustin but, I was not there this time so I'll have to give Dustin the benefit of the doubt.😀

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing kids at JPS Pre-K. Thank you for inviting me out.

We are asking for your help. The unknown person in this picture is responsible for numerous vehicle break ins throughout the city. He has stolen cash and guns. This is not his truck. If anyone has any information on who this person is please contact Detective Bill Brown at 970-935-6710 or crime stoppers at 870-935-STOP. If your crime stoppers tip leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a reward.

JONESBORO’S NIGHT OUT The Jonesboro Police Department was proud to be involved in the many National Night Out events last night in Jonesboro. These are great events that allow neighbors to get to know each other. A big thanks to our Citizen Police Ambassadors for coming out with us!

Thank you Dale and Amy Barber of United Pawnbrokers for hosting breakfast for law enforcement earlier this week. We appreciate you and your support.

Citizens Police Academy got to learn about the SWAT Team and some of the equipment and techniques used by the team members. It was a fun night learning about building searches and room entry. Thank you to the team members that helped teach and thank you to the academy members for taking time out of their day to participate in this program.

GIVING BACK ON THE DAY OF CARING Members of the Jonesboro Police Department were pleased to participate in the United Way Day of Caring today with many other members of our community. JPD worked with Arkansas Early Learning to sort and organize files and read to and play with some of their students. United Way has held the Day of Caring since 1994. It is an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to complete service projects that will make a difference in the lives of local citizens. The Jonesboro Police Department is thankful to United Way for organizing this event and is always happy to be a part of it.

WINNER, WINNER! The Jonesboro Police Department was the lucky winner of a Livescan System provided by Secure Outcomes, Inc. and company President and CEO Jack Harper as a door prize at the 50th annual Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police conference held this week in Hot Springs. The system will be used by the department to digitally scan and transfer fingerprints and collect photos in a mobile platform, which will come in handy for child fingerprinting events or large enforcement roundups. The LS1100 model that was awarded would cost the police department $15,000 if purchased outright. Chief Elliott and JPD thank Secure Outcomes, Inc. and Mr. Harper for such a generous gift!

Thank you Shepherd's Heart Church and Youth Group. We appreciate you thinking about us.

Was invited to spend some time with the Valley View 1st and 2nd grades Safety Teams. They were introduced to emergency services available and were able to see the equipment and people that make it possible. Fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and motorcycles, animal control and a medical helicopter were there for them. The safety teams got to meet K9 Officer Rico and his handler Officer Dustin Smith. Officer Jeff Vernon spoke about being a traffic officer on a motorcycle. Think Officer Rico was a better speaker (just my opinion😁).

The gun buy back event has surpassed all our expectations!! At this time, the $50 gift cards that were received as donations from local businesses have all been traded for guns. Thanks to the response from the community, the scheduled three day event has ended early. The last gift card has been given in exchange for the last gun received. The buy back scheduled for Saturday at the City Pool will not take place. The Jonesboro Police Department was proud to be a apart of this event and would like to thank the citizens that organized this event and worked to make Jonesboro a safer place.

reminder! This is today. The guys are at Allen Park (Race St) at the DARE trailer right now. They will be there till 7:00pm and will start up again tomorrow at Parker Park (North Church st) from 9 to 5.

Thank You Gigi's Cupcakes. amazing treat! It is unbelievable the amount of support this department gets from the citizens of Jonesboro! It was nice to be thought of. By the time I came back with my phone to take a picture, they were all gone. ...they never stood a chance against the guys!

Thank you Jonesboro Elks 498 for having The Jonesboro Police Department and other first responders over for breakfast this morning. This Lodge has always been a supporter of it's community!!

The Jonesboro Police Department would like to thank The Learning Center, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and Jonesboro Elks Lodge #498. We were invited to a great breakfast provided by NEA Baptist Memorial hospital for first responders and then got to meet some of the great kids of The Learning Center where we were given banners and cards that were made by the children. A Patriot Day Service was held at The Mall at Turtle Creek by The Elks Lodge where Mayor Harold Perrin presented Police Chief Rick Elliot a Proclamation to declare this week as National Patriotism Week. What a great city! Thank you

PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED The Jonesboro Police Department will be holding a public hearing to seek input about our proposed Body Worn Camera policy. The hearing will take place on September 21st, at 5:30p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 300 S. Church St. You can find a copy of the draft of the policy at JPD recently entered into an agreement with TASER to use their Axon Body 2 body cameras on a trial basis for one year, at no cost to the city. Those cameras will arrive soon and, once a policy is in place regarding their use, officers will be outfitted with them.

DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR CALLING The Jonesboro Police Department will stop accepting applications after Thursday, September 7th. If you want to apply and become one of Jonesboro's Finest, now is the time. To apply, go to and follow the instructions. Any questions can be sent to Sgt. Cassie Brandon at

Thank you Cornerstone United Methodist Church for the homemade cookies! Everyone here has really enjoyed them.

PULLING FOR A PURPOSE The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas will be hosting a Fire Truck Pull on September 30th, during the BBQ Festival. The event will take place at 1300 hours and will be from Cate St. to Huntington Ave. All of the money raised for this event will go towards Special Olympics Arkansas. The Jonesboro Fire Department will be providing one of their reserve units for this competition, weighing in at 55,000 lbs. The teams will consist of eight people and will pull the Fire Truck 150 feet. The entry fee is $300 per team and will need to be paid by September 14th for guaranteed Shirt size, or you can pay up until the day of the competition. To register for this event contact Zach Chester at or Bill Brown at

Thanks to Shepherd's Heart Church and Youth Group for the delivery of goodies to the police station. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated!

Cpl. Dave McDaniel has been named Public Relations Officer for the Jonesboro Police Department. Cpl.McDaniel is a 19-year veteran of JPD and most recently served as a patrol officer and field training officer on first shift. Cpl. McDaniel will work to keep the public informed about what is going on with JPD and will help with community outreach efforts of the department.