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

Captain Dewayne Watson is speaking with children at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Circa 1975.

Just a friendly reminder that the sanitation schedule DOES NOT CHANGE this week due to the Labor Day Holiday today. Regular schedule all week. Have a great day!

The City of Paragould will begin testing of their early warning sirens starting Saturday 9-1-18 at noon. This will continue every Saturday at noon to ensure our early warning sirens are working properly. If we should experience inclement weather on Saturdays the sirens will not be tested. If you have any questions please contact Paragould Emergency Services. Thanks

Did you know 116 people a day in the United States die from opioid overdose? Did you know Arkansas has the 2nd highest opioid prescription rate? Did you know if you call for medical help for yourself, or someone else, due to an overdose, you can't be charged with possession? Please, call 911 if you suspect an overdose.

Any information or inquiries involving this case should be directed to the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 870-236-7612.

The Silver Alert posted earlier for Ms. Tomlinson is now cancelled. She has been located and is safe. Thank you all for your help!

******Silver Alert Cancelled****** Ms. Tomlinson has been located and is well. Thank you for all of the shares!! *****Silver Alert***** The Paragould Police Department, in coordination with the Arkansas State Police, have activated a Silver Alert for Ms. Fredea Fay Tomlinson, 77, of Paragould. Ms. Tomlinson was last seen at her residence on Vance St. approximately 7 days ago. While she has been away from home for a few days at a time, she has never been gone this long. She was reported missing today. There have been numerous attempts by family and law enforcement to contact/locate her, to no avail. It is believed by family and law enforcement that Ms. Tomlinson could be in the early stages of dementia and could be confused and disoriented. Ms. Tomlinson is described as follows: 5'5" tall 150 lbs Brown Hair Blue Eyes Unknown clothing Unknown direction of travel If anyone has any information about Tomlinson's whereabouts, or locates her, you are asked to contact the Paragould Police Department at 870-236-7621. If located outside the Paragould / Greene County area, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

With school starting in a couple of weeks, this is a good reminder for all motorists. Special thanks to GCT Tech TV for teaming up with the Arkansas State Police last year to get this very important message out to the masses.

For anyone needing the information for the upcoming Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic. It’s being held at two locations.

We had a very special visitor this morning at the police department! Seven year old Officer Wake Price rolled up to the parking lot in his patrol vehicle to drop off some snacks and drinks to our officers. According to Officer Price’s mom and dad, he loves police officers and the family wanted to show our officers that they are appreciated. He has also made it clear that he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Wake, I’m sure we’ll still be testing for police officers twice a year in 2032, so make sure you get your application in! Thanks again buddy!

Many thanks to the Paragould Rotary Club for selecting the Paragould Police Department’s DARE program as their Nonprofit Organization of the Year! Cpl. Scott Dodd was humbled to be able to accept this award on behalf of the DARE program. DARE is a 10 lesson curriculum taught to 5th grade students addressing issues involving drugs, alcohol, and good decision making. The students are taught how to break down an issue and use a decision making model to help make choices easier. Thanks again to the Paragould Rotary Club for their support of the DARE program and their acknowledgement of the important work done by these specially trained officers!

We have received numerous calls and messages about fireworks this year. There will be no fireworks allowed before or after the 4th. After conferring with our friends at the fire department, it has been decided that fireworks will be allowed for the evening of the 4th ONLY provided they are being used safely and appropriately. The cutoff time for the use of fireworks will be 10 pm in order to allow those that must work the next day to get their rest. This is not negotiable, and anyone found firing them after 10 pm could subject themselves to a citation. Should environmental conditions change between now and the 4th that would make the use of fireworks not recommended, a notice will be published here and by the fire department’s Facebook page indicating that fireworks will not be allowed to be fired that night. Please be responsible and safe, and please adhere to this courtesy that is being extended. We at the Paragould Police Department wish all of you a happy day in celebrating our freedoms, and ask that you remember those military members that have sacrificed and those that continue to sacrifice so that we may have them.

Here’s the schedule for the sanitation routes next week.

June 15, 2018 At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers responded to the area of Hwy 49 South near the Walmart Neighborhood Market for a one-vehicle crash involving a pole. Upon officers’ arrival, the single occupant of the vehicle was still in the driver’s seat with the vehicle still running and in drive. After multiple attempts to get the vehicle turned off and the driver assessed for injuries, the driver backed out of the accident scene and fled northbound on Hwy 49 South. The vehicle continued northbound, crossing over into southbound traffic and narrowly missing a southbound ambulance responding to the original crash report. The vehicle remained northbound in the southbound lanes up to the intersection of Pruett’s Chapel Rd and Hwy 49 South. At that time, the vehicle struck the Paragould Fire Department’s rescue truck, sitting stationary at the stop light in the inside southbound lane. The sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, where they succumbed to their injuries. The name of the decedent will not be released at this time, pending notification of next of kin. Due to the ongoing investigation into this crash, no other details will be released at this time. ###

Thanks to kiddos from Woodrow Wilson Elementary for thinking of us! This awesome drawing was sent in the mail to Chief Stovall this past week. We certainly appreciate their kindness and thoughtfulness!

We would like to thank everyone for their past donations of stuffed animals that were occasionally passed out by officers to our local children. Unfortunately, we must discontinue accepting such items from this point forward. Numerous reasons, with lack of storage space and public health concerns being the top two, contributed to this decision. Our department will continue to reach out to the children of our community in various ways to help foster positive relationships with our kiddos. Thanks again for your unwavering support of our young citizens!

Fairview Rd is now back open for use! Please be advised that there will be rock/chat in place where the street was dug up for repairs. This rock will be in place until significant settling has occurred. Once the settling is finished, street crews will be able to overlay the location with asphalt. Use caution in this area, and be advised that small bumps/holes will be present for a period of time. Drive safe, and have a great weekend!

We currently have trees down on S. 7th St, Carroll Rd, and W. Thompson. As power lines are also down, please avoid these areas. City street crews and PLWC are on scene.

Beginning June 4th, Fairview Road will be closed between N. Rockingchair Road and Cherokee Lane. This closure is due to roadway repairs being performed by street department personnel and is expected to last a few days. Please plan ahead for this temporary closure and leave yourself plenty of extra time for the necessary detour. Feel free to share this post with anyone you know that travels this route.

***Roadway now back open*** At this time, Reynold’s Rd just north of Country Club Rd is closed due to high water. Please avoid this area until further notice.

Thanks to Sherrie Gramling for this awesome photo! Jessie Mack Gramling on the department's Harley Davidson Servicar working the Pruett St. parking meters. You will recognize Jessie Mack in our cover photo. He's wearing the blue uniform shirt.

As a reminder, the deadline for applications to be turned in is Friday, May 18th. If you are considering a career in law enforcement, now is a good time to apply!