Jackson County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Jackson County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 615 Second Street, Newport, 72112 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: (870) 523-5842
Fax: (870) 523-7418

Jackson County Sheriff's Office is located at 615 Second Street, Newport, 72112 AR. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office phone number is (870) 523-5842.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office News

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking to fill three positions: Deputy Sheriff, Detention Officer, and a part time dispatcher. You can go to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office website at www.jacksonsheriff.org click on the “Employment Opportunities” tab. You will be able to see the requirements, benefits, and starting salary along with the mandatory documents that we request during the hiring process. Thank you for your interest with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Jackson County Sheriff Department along with surrounding agencies will be conducting a safety checkpoint at undisclosed locations on December 30 and December 31, 2017. The Jackson County Sheriff Department will place emphasis on impaired drivers that are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and other intoxicating substances. While the Jackson County Sheriff Department conducts the checkpoint, the delay will be momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications. The deterrent effect of DWI/DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. DWI/DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DWI/DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DWI/DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DWI/DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $15,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. It’s important to remember that even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash.

Deputy Trey Randolph made a visit to the Newport Elementary School today. Deputy Randolph is a big asset to our agency and the kids dig him to!! Thanks kids for sending him back to us in one piece!

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, at approximately 6:12 PM the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating a subject was in distress in the middle of the White River near the 7-11 Farm in Jackson County. At approximately 6:29 PM Jackson County Sheriff deputies arrived in the area along the bluff and was able to locate the victim identified as Jose Valencia, 43, of Bradford clinging to a log jam with a heavy current. Captain Ricky Morales, Sgt. Michael Long, and Deputy Glen Dugan responded by boat and made it to the location at approximately 6:56 PM and was able to conduct a water rescue pulling Mr. Valencia to safety. Valencia was transported back to the boat landing at the Blue Bridge in Newport and was evaluated by Newport Fire/ EMS. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating what led up to this incident and will update further as information becomes available.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently responding to conduct a water rescue on the White River near the 7-11 Farm. Please keep our deputies and the person in distress in your thoughts and prayers.

The staff of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our condolences to Sheriff Lucas’ family. Sheriff David Lucas’ sister Terri (Lucas) Kessler passed away yesterday after a long, hard fought batter with cancer. Please keep the Lucas and Kessler family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Newport PeeWee cheerleaders and football players for the cookies!

We at the Jackson County Sheriffs Office would like to congratulate Deputy Kye Billings on his completion of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Update On Monday, July 31, 2017, at approximately 2:16 PM the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call from swimmers on the White River just off the Fitzhugh Levee in Jackson County stating they located an abandoned car and no one around. Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle which was registered out of Craighead County. Deputies with Jackson County and Arkansas Game and Fish immediately conducted a search on the water while other deputies searched on foot with no findings. The registered owner was contacted by the Craighead County Sheriff's Office at which time a missing person report was filed with Craighead County. On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, deputies with the Jackson County were about to conduct a second search of the area when we was notified by Arkansas Game and Fish Officers in Woodruff County that they located a body of an unidentified white female. On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the Arkansas State Crime Lab Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman as Renee Grissom, 39, of Jonesboro. The Jackson County Sheriffs Office will be conducting an investigation into this matter and anyone with information please contact the sheriff's office at (870) 523-5842.

On July 31, 2017, at approximately 2:16 PM the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call from swimmers on the White River just off the Fitzhugh Levee in Jackson County stating they located an abandoned car and no one around. Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle which was registered out of Craighead County. Deputies with Jackson County and Arkansas Game and Fish immediately conducted a search on the water while other deputies searched on foot with no findings. The registered owner was contacted by the Craighead County Sheriff's Office at which time a missing person report was filed with Craighead County. On August 1, 2017, deputies with Jackson County were about to conduct a second search of the area when we was notified by Arkansas Game and Fish Officers in Woodruff County that they located a body of an unidentified white female. Sheriff David Lucas and Captain Ricky Morales responded to Woodruff County to assist with the recovery. The body will be submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Lab Medical Examiner for an autopsy by the Woodruff County Sheriff's Office. The Jackson County Sheriffs Office will be conducting an investigation into this matter and anyone with information please contact the sheriff's office at (870) 523-5842. We will update some information as it becomes available.

Our phone lines are back up at this time

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is experiencing technical difficulties, our internet and phone system are down at this time. All emergency calls should go through the Newport Police Department by calling 911. Business and non-emergent calls can be made to 870-523-2722.

The tornado warning for Jackson County has been canceled but the severe thunderstorm warning is still in effect

Tornado Warning for Jackson County!

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

On behalf of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Newport Police Department we would like to thank our community for all the support during this tragic incident that occurred on Monday evening. From the time it happened we had people responding to help in whatever capacity was needed. Independence, Lawrence, White Counties and Batesville Police Department were spot on as usual. Today as we went to pay our last respects to Lt. Patrick Weatherford the same thing happened and it was not surprising! White County, Independence County, Lawrence County, and Cross County sent all available units to cove the county and City of Newport! We can never repay you all for what you have done for us but always know Jackson County will always be there if you are ever in need! Thank you to all that came from across the state and around the country to honor Patrick! We can never thank you all enough for helping us in this troubling time!

The following events are scheduled throughout the week: Wednesday, June 13, 2017 the Central Baptist Church in Diaz will be hosting a community prayer at 6pm The visitation for Lt. Patrick Weatherford will be Thursday, June 14, 2017 from 2pm-4pm and 5pm- 9pm at Jackson's Funeral Home in Newport, Arkansas. The funeral will be Friday, June 14, 2017 at 11am at Arkansas State University- Newport.