Paragould Police Department

  • Agency: Paragould Police Department
  • Address: 101 North 3 1/2 Street, Paragould, 72450 AR
  • Chief: Todd Stovall (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-236-7621
Fax: 870-239-7554

Paragould Police Department is located at 101 North 3 1/2 Street, Paragould, 72450 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Todd Stovall. The Paragould Police Department phone number is 870-236-7621.

Paragould Police Department News

Public Service Announcement: We have had numerous incidents of items being stolen out of vehicles as of late. The items range from candy and change to firearms. The bulk of these thefts have been the result of vehicles being left unlocked overnight. On rare occasions, windows have been broken in order to steal the property. In these cases, the property taken was left in plain sight and was worth the risk of breaking the window. Please, please, PLEASE lock your vehicles and do not leave anything of value inside your vehicle at any time. Oftentimes, the thieves are merely going vehicle to vehicle and checking for unlocked doors. If the doors are locked, they are moving along to the next driveway. Keep your doors locked, and valuable property (especially firearms) out of your vehicles when they are left unattended. We are working diligently on apprehending the person or persons responsible for these acts. If you have any information that may help with the capture of the suspect(s), please contact us at (870)236-7621. Also, if you find that your vehicle has been entered, but have nothing missing, we still need you to contact the department to report it. This will help us immensely with the investigations.

Road Conditions Update 11:03 pm: It's still slick! All schools have elected for closure tomorrow, 1/16/18. City street crews and state highway crews are still diligently at it. If you must get out for work in the morning, please take extra precautions and extra time getting to your destination.

Road conditions 1/15/18 @ 7:40 p.m. Precipitation is still steadily falling. City streets, parking lots, and sidewalks are covered by a thin layer of snow/ice. They are slick, and difficult to stop on at this time. City street crews are out in sand trucks working on the more dangerous spots currently. The main highways appear to be in better shape, but there are spots on those that can be hazardous. Highway crews are also out at this time. We are beginning to field calls for collisions, so please use caution if you must be out. If possible, avoid travel on the roadways. Updates will be posted throughout the evening as needed.

Road conditions as of 2:50 am: All roadways, parking lots, and bridges/overpasses are slick and getting worse by the minute. Precipitation is falling at a steady rate, inhibiting efforts of state and city road crews. Plows and sand trucks are out in force, however. Please use extreme caution if you must get out. All precipitation that has fallen thus far is ice related and is making travel that much more treacherous. Stay off the roadways if you can, but if you can't, make sure to give yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination. Also, please remember to clear any and all accumulated ice from your windows before driving. Limited visibility will hamper your efforts to arrive at your destination safely.

Appreciate Cupples signs for doing a great job on the lettering !!!! Mike

Here's a reminder about the change in fine/citation payments coming up on 12-1....

Burn ban in effect for the city

On November 26th, at approximately 12:35 am, Lieutenant Brad Snyder caught the below pictured suspect and his accomplice stealing Christmas lights from a residence in the Center Hill area. The suspect was booked, while the accomplice was released on his own recognizance. In all seriousness, the holiday season is upon us. While good cheer, good food, and good times will be abundant for the next month, so will the likelihood of burglaries, cases of breaking/entering, and thefts. Help to protect yourselves from becoming a victim by following a few simple tips: 1. Always lock your doors to both home and automobiles, even if you are only going to be away from them for a few minutes. 2. Do not leave gifts/packages in your home or car in plain view. While it is popular to place the Christmas tree in front of a window, prying eyes can also observe the stockpile of gifts that may be under said tree. 3. If you are expecting a delivery and know you will be away, have a trusted neighbor or friend pick the package up at your home so that it will not be sitting outside for potential thieves to target. Furthermore, most delivery companies (UPS, FedEx, etc.) allow you to designate an alternate location for delivery if needed. 4. Did we mention locking your doors? Don't let the Grinch steal your spirit this holiday season. By following these simple tips and remaining aware of your surroundings at all times, the chances of having a happy holiday season will be much brighter.

Congratulations are in order for our two newest police academy graduates! Patrolman James Cooper, left, and Patrolman Christian Underwood completed 13 weeks of training today at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas. They were administered their oath and received their diplomas this afternoon during their graduation ceremony, and Patrolman Cooper was awarded the 1st Place award for physical fitness. Both officers will be valuable assets to the Paragould Police Department and the citizens of Paragould. Upon returning to patrol duties on Monday, both officers will be assigned to D Shift patrol and working the night shift.

Dispatch consoles coming together in the new 911 Center. Stay tuned for more updates!!

Change of Venue for Fine/Citation Payments Effective 12-1-17, fine payments and citation payments will no longer be paid at the Paragould Police Department. Beginning on 12-1, those payments will be taken at the District Court Clerk's Office on the second floor of the Greene County Courthouse. If you currently have a fine payment due for November, or have a citation that must be paid before the 12-1 date, you will still pay those here at the police department.

Good Halloween safety tips from ASP...

Overnight, dispatch received numerous calls via the non-emergency and 911 lines regarding the lights in the night sky near the fairgrounds. These lights are part of an event being held at the fairgrounds for the next several nights, and are of no cause for concern. Please share this post with your friends so that our emergency lines can stay open for emergent calls for service. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Paragould Emergency Services 911 has implemented a new training program in preparation of opening the new 911 Center. Paragould 911 has always participated in the ALETA (Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy) training program for 911 operators which offers basic call taking and communication skills. We want to add to that training and provide a higher level of service to the citizens of Paragould and Greene Co. The first step in implementing this program was to establish a training platform and organization to provide the training. Paragould 911 chose to go with APCO (Association of Public - Safety Communications Officials) which is the leading provider of 911 Communication training in the Nation. Our second step was to appoint a CTO (certified training officer), this person will oversee training standards for the department. After a 6 week training course and extensive work Tim Erickson successfully completed APCO CTO training program. We will keep everyone updated as we move forward with our new training program and progress on the new 911 Center. Michael McCammon 911 Director

The 4th Annual D.A.R.E. Car Show, hosted by the Paragould Police Departments D.A.R.E. program, will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Reynolds Park. The show will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Come out for the day and see the variety of beautiful vehicles entered by contestants! Visit the Silent Auction for great items donated by local businesses! Have a car you want to show? Bring it out! There is a $20 registration fee for the chance to win the $300 CASH prize for Best of Show and People's Choice winners! All proceeds from the show go to the Paragould Police Dept D.A.R.E. program. The show is presented by Cpl. Tron Beesley. Cpl. Beesley may be reached for further information at (870)239-7564 or at tron.beesely@paragouldcity.org.

We have received a few calls this morning regarding a possible earthquake. It is confirmed that a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was centered near Manila. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nm60181262#executive