Independence County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Independence County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1750 Myers, Batesville, 72501 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 870-793-8838
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Independence County Sheriff's Office is located at 1750 Myers, Batesville, 72501 AR. The Independence County Sheriff's Office phone number is 870-793-8838.

Independence County Sheriff's Office News

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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Perrigo Animal Health Provide Ultimate Protection for Independence County Sheriff’s Office K9’s OMAHA, Neb. – PetArmor®, a flea and tick brand of Perrigo Animal Health, helped to protect Independence County Sheriff’s Office K9’s by donating bullet- and stab-protective vests. In most cases, law enforcement agencies do not have the budget to purchase K-9 protective vests because they cost $950.00 each. As a result, police dogs are left unprotected while fighting crime. In partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit organization that provides bullet- and stab-protective vests to police departments nationwide, since 2013, Perrigo Animal Health has donated more than 75 police dog vests to date. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office donation is benefiting the teams listed below: • Cpl. Jordan Turner and K9 Blue • Sgt. Johnny Byler and K9 Helmut • Sheriff Shawn Stephens and K9 Pike To obtain more information about Perrigo Animal Health’s partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, visit petarmor.com/vested-interest. About Perrigo Animal Health Perrigo Animal Health is a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), a leading global manufacturer of over-the-counter healthcare products. Comprised of Sergeant’s, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty retailers. For more information, visit perrigoanimalhealth.com. About Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity located in East Taunton, Mass., whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab- protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 officers. President Sandy Marcal began working with law enforcement agencies in 2000 to coordinate efforts between various law enforcement agencies, vest sponsorships, fundraising events and the media within Massachusetts. In 2011, efforts were expanded to assist police dogs throughout the U.S. Over 3000 law enforcement dogs in all 50 states have received ballistic body armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Learn more at www.vik9s.org.

The Independence County Detention Facility is currently taking applications. We are looking for people eager to work and learn in Law Enforcement. We have both male and female guard positions open. We are especially in need of female guards. If you are interested, apply at the detention facility which is located at 569 W. Main Street. Starting pay is 11.18 an hour. **If you have any question please come by the jail located at 569 W. Main St. Batesville.**

Independence County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Pike, Helmut, & Blue have received body armor Independence County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Pike, Helmut, & Blue have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Pike, Helmut, & Blue’s vests were sponsored by PetArmor and Walmart and embroidered with the sentiment “Protection provided by PetArmor & Walmart”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

* Inmate Community Service Worker Walks Off From Work Detail At The Recycling Center** Justin Wedge was last seen at approximately 12:00 p.m. today. Sheriff’s Department was notified at approximately 1:00p.m. that Wedge walked away from his assigned work detail. Wedge was currently in custody for a Class C Misdemeanor, Fleeing on Foot and Obstructing Government Operations. If you know Wedge’s whereabouts contact the Independence County Sheriff’s Department 870-793-8838.

**Alex Brosius is in custody** Last night Independence County authorities were looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting Wednesday night that left one person in critical condition. Brosius has been taken into custody.

Independence County authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting Wednesday night that left one person in critical condition. Alex Brosius is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Brosius contact the Independence County Sheriff’s Department 870-793-8838 or Dispatch 870-698-2436.