Paris Police Department

  • Agency: Paris Police Department
  • Address: 1810 E Walnut, Paris, 72855 AR
  • Chief: John O'Brien (Chief of Police)
Phone: (479)963-2600
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Paris Police Department is located at 1810 E Walnut, Paris, 72855 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is John O'Brien. The Paris Police Department phone number is (479)963-2600.

Paris Police Department News

*****HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE***** THE CITY WAS CLOSED MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY. DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, TRASH COLLECTION WILL BE ONE DAY LATER THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4TH – SEPTEMBER 7TH.

Letter from the desk of the Mayor I want to remind everyone that we have a dangerous dog ordinance, it has been in effect since 2005. You are not to have pit bulls or part pit bulls within the city limits of Paris unless the dog is properly registered and insured. To date, there are no registered pit bulls or part pit bulls in the city limits, meaning if you have one here it’s illegal. If you want to keep your pit, I’m sorry it’s the law, and as mayor it’s my job to see that the law is enforced. Our animal control officer is well aware of the law. If she knows where a pit bull is, her job is to let you know you must remove your animal from the City limits or get it registered and insured. That is her job and she is well aware of that. The law is in place to protect the public from these dangerous dogs and to protect the owners of these dogs, whether they believe they need protecting or not. I’m sickened that an innocent child was severely injured by a pit bull in our city limits. That child has a law in place to protect it from this kind of dog. It was preventable, and it’s a shame that someone broke the law and had the dangerous dog here. When I meet with our animal control officer, we talk about this exact scenario. This is what can happen. This will happen. It’s always just a matter of time. A few months ago we posted on our Facebook page the dangerous dog ordinance for people to see. It’s the law and it will be enforced. If you don’t remove the animal, we will take it from you and ticket you for breaking the law. We have done it many times, those tickets aren’t cheap. My thoughts and prayers go out for that child, I pray for a speedy recovery, and thank God it wasn’t worse.

*****CLOSED***** THE CITY OF PARIS OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY. UTILITY PAYMENTS MAY BE LEFT IN THE COLLECTION BOX MARKED “DROP BOX” LOCATED ON THE CITY FLAG POLE. *****HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE***** THE CITY WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY. DUE TO THE HOLIDAY, TRASH COLLECTION WILL BE ONE DAY LATER THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4TH – SEPTEMBER 7TH. *****CITY COUNCIL MEETING***** DUE TO THE HOLIDAY ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD, THE SEPTEMBER CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 6:00 PM.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 (Tuesday) 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS VI. NEW BUSINESS A. CLARIFY STREET NAME; CRESCENT DRIVE B. CRAFT FESTIVAL C. RESOLUTION AMEND 2018 BUDGET VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

From the Arkansas Blood Institute: The Paris Boots & Badges Community drive was a huge success. We had 79 people attempt to donate blood. Of those, 61 were able to donate. With Jewel running the credit for Larry forms, as far as I know all donors signed the form and Larry should have 61 credits at this time. Larry was there until the end, and it was nice to see the community support for him. Now for the Boots & Badges aspect. Of the 79 that signed in, 41 voted for Boots and 38 voted for Badges. Soooooo….The Boots won this year by a very narrow margin. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this experience. Larry can continue to receive credits as people donate in the future. I had people ask me about it, and as long as they tell the staff they want to credit Larry, then the staff will get the form for them to complete. Thank you, Erin Goff Account Consultant Arkansas Blood Institute Cell- 479-652-3001 Email- erin.goff@obi.org

The Arkansas Blood Institute has set up a patient credit account for City of Paris Street Superintendent, Larry Robberson. We would like to ask everyone helping out with the Arkansas Blood Institute’s blood inventory during the Boots and Badges Drive on Thursday August 9th, if you would please let them know upfront that your donation is a credit for Larry Robberson and then complete the appropriate paperwork. Any and all types of blood donations are welcome. Blood donations from this drive will NOT go directly to Larry, he will simply receive a credit for the blood he receives during his treatment. Donors are not required to match the blood type and donation type specific to just Larry’s needs. The City of Paris is an amazingly generous community and we feel confident there will be a large turnout for this worthy cause. We encourage all who would like to donate at the Boots and Badges event on August 9th to schedule an appointment. An appointment will ensure that you will not be turned away due to insufficient staff and supplies. Call 1-877-340-8777 or visit arkbi.org to get set up. Thank you for your support.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL AUGUST 6, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS VI. NEW BUSINESS A. RESOLUTION 2019 PARK GRANT B. RESOLUTION SUBSTITUTING TRUSTEES OF THE FIREMEN’S PENSION C. ORDINANCE TO AMEND ZONING CODE (RV PARKS) D. ORDINANCE TO AMEND ZONING CODE (R-1 TO MOVE IN TRADITIONAL BUILT HOMES) E. ORDINANCE TO BAN SMOKING IN CITY PARKS VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

*****Fall City Wide Clean-up***** The City of Paris fall clean-up will be held the week of SEPTEMBER 17th – 20th on your regular trash day. TV’s, computers, other electronics, tires, chemicals, wet paint, and any hazardous waste items will not be picked up. All items put out for this event must come from your residence only. It is a violation of the law to put out any items from outside our city limits. Yard waste must be separated from other items, and all items must be placed away from any utility services or equipment.

Paulius Dambrauskis is a college student from Lithuania and will be in our area selling educational books. Mr. Dambrauskis has presented all required documentation and has obtained his required itinerant sales permit.

*****Reminder***** Today, July 24, 2018, is the last day to pay your City of Paris utility (electric, water & sewer) bills that were due July 10, 2018. If your account is eligible for a half payment, those will be accepted through 4pm today. Disconnects will start Wednesday July 25, 2018 at 10am. Disconnect Day Policies: No checks are accepted Payments must be in full, no arrangements To pay by Credit Card Visit: www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-272-9829 option #3 What’s needed? Your account number, the amount due and Jurisdiction Code 1417 * If you call, stay on the line until you receive your confirmation number * If you pay on disconnect day, please call in your confirmation number to the city office ASAP to prevent disconnection of your service and the additional $40 reconnect fee * Official Payments, the service provider, charges a fee for this service: $5.50 residential $10.95 commercial

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce has issued this Weather Update: Firework show is STILL scheduled to start at 9-9:15 tonight. Fire chief says they will shoot even if there is a light sprinkle. IF it is raining hard AT WOOD STREET PARK at 8:30 pm tonight he will reschedule the fireworks show for tomorrow night July 4th at dusk. Updates may be found on the Paris Arkansas Chamber of Commerce page as they are available.

Tuesday, July 3 Fireworks Over Paris: A free fireworks show will again be held over Wood Street Park and hosted by the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce with the help of the Paris Volunteer Fire Department. Wood Street Park will close at 8:45 p.m. Area Boy Scouts will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 7 p.m. Snowcones and drinks will be available. Fireworks will start at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm). The park has had new trees and irrigation installed this year and there will be limited parking on the grassy areas. The irrigation system can not handle the weight of cars. This area will be roped off and no parking will be enforced by Paris Police Department. There is parking available at Paris High School. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce at 963-2244. A limited number will be allowed.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL JULY 2, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS VI. NEW BUSINESS A. 2017 AUDIT REPORT B. TYRON VARNELL SEWER BACKUP C. RESOLUTION CONDEMNATION (211 S. Elm, 500 S. Elm, 902 N. 4th, 210 S. 10th) D. RESOLUTION AMEND 2018 BUDGET VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

*****Reminder***** Today, June 22, 2018, is the last day to pay your City of Paris utility (electric, water & sewer) bills that were due June 11, 2018. If your account is eligible for a half payment those will be accepted through 4pm today. Disconnects will start Monday June 25, 2018 at 10am. Disconnect Day Policies: No checks are accepted Payments must be in full, no arrangements To pay by Credit Card Visit: www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-272-9829 option #3 What’s needed? Your account number, the amount due and Jurisdiction Code 1417 * If you call stay on the line until you receive your confirmation number * If you pay on disconnect day, please call in your confirmation number to the city office ASAP to prevent disconnection of your service and the additional $40 reconnect fee * Official Payments, the service provider, charges a fee for this service: $5.50 residential $10.95 commercial

Ordinance 2005-15, "Dangerous Dog" Ordinance. This ordinance was requested by a citizen.

All power should be restored. If you are still out, please call the Police Department and let them know.

Water aerobics is being offered at the Paris City Pool and is open to all ages. Classes are offered on Monday from 6-7pm and Thursday and Friday mornings from 9-10am. Cost for classes is $5 per class or $50 for a summer pass. Contact the Paris City Pool at 963-3954 for additional information.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL JUNE 4, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (water project engineers, public hearing for road closure) VI. NEW BUSINESS A. DISCUSS PROPERTY LIENS: DEMO/UNSANITARY CONDITIONS B. DISCUSS AMENDING ORD. 2003-7 ZONING CODE (RV PARK) C. RESOLUTION, CONDEMNATION (211 South Elm, 500 South Elm, 514 South Elm, 206 South 3rd, 902 North 4th, 3310 East Mary) D. ORDINANCE, 2014 ENERGY CODE E. RESOLUTION, AMEND 2018 BUDGET VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

*****Reminder***** City of Paris utility (electric, water & sewer) bills are due today, 5/25/2018. If your account is eligible for a partial payment it must be paid by 4pm today. Disconnect day is Tuesday May 29th beginning at 10am. Disconnect Day Policies: No checks are accepted Payments must be in full, no arrangements To pay by Credit Card Visit: www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-272-9829 Choose option #3 (use Jurisdiction Code 1417) * Stay on the line until you receive your confirmation number, * If you pay on disconnect day, please call in your confirmation number to the city office ASAP to prevent disconnection of your service and the additional $40 reconnect fee * Official Payments, the service provider, will charge a fee for this service: $5.50 residential or $10.95 commercial.

The one block section of East Wood Street between North 4th and North 5th Streets will be closed the week of May 21st to May 25th for repair.

The Paris City Pool is scheduled to open on Tuesday May 29, 2018. Operating hours for the public will be Monday through Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is $2.00 per person. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied and cared for by a responsible person 16 years old or older dressed in swimming attire. Season pool passes may be purchased for $35.00. Family passes may be purchased for $65.00 for a family of two, $90.00 for a family of three, $105.00 for a family of four, $120.00 for a family of five, and families of more than five will add $15.00 for each additional family member. All family members must reside in the same household. Pool passes are NOT transferable. The City Pool can be reserved for private parties nightly at $50.00 for a two hour party with two lifeguards on duty. Private parties must be paid in full at time of scheduling. Time and date of party will not be secured until payment is made in full. Refunds for private parties will only be issued if the pool staff calls off the party due to weather or mechanical failure. The pool staff must be notified in advance of parties of 35 or more people. Private parties can be scheduled any night of the week from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Swimming lessons will be held at the City Pool beginning June 4th. There will be four sessions: June 4th - June 15th, June 18th –June 29th, July 9th-July 20th, and July 23rd -August 3rd. Cost is $50 per session. Classes are held from 10 - 10:50 am and from 11 - 11:50 am. The minimum age for swimming lessons is 4 years old. You may call the City Pool at (479) 963-3954 beginning May 25th to schedule parties and lessons.

The City Water Crew is currently working on a major water leak on the east side of town. Customers along Highway 22, from about Dari Delite to Kalamazoo Road, will experience low water pressure for about the next 8 hours. As of now, there is no reason to believe there will be a boil order.

A G E N D A PARIS CITY COUNCIL MAY 7, 2018 6:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. READING OF MINUTES IV. FINANCIAL, COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Pinnacle Telecom (Drake Smith) Internet Services) VI. NEW BUSINESS A. (RE) APPOINT COMMISSIONERS (P/Z Paul Young, Parks Brad Simon, Airport Keith Downs) B. RESOLUTION FIXING HEARING DAY OF PETITION TO ABANDON/CLOSE CERTAIN PORTION OF 1ST STREET C. BUDGET RESOLUTION VII. COMMENTS VIII. ADJOURN

PUBLIC MEETING INVITATION The City of Paris invites its citizens and other interested persons to a public meeting at City Hall, 100 N. Express Street, Paris, Arkansas, on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 5:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to identify potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities for 2019. Following the identification process, city officials will select those priorities to be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for a matching grant application. Ethnic minorities, persons with special needs, elderly persons over 55, and special interest groups are encouraged to attend and participate. For those unable to attend the meeting, you may phone 479-963-2450. Written comments may be submitted to City of Paris, P.O. Box 271, Paris, AR 72855.

The City Leaf vac will be retired for the season at the end of this week, April 27th. Beginning the week of April 30th, only bagged leaves will be picked up.