Blytheville Police Department

  • Agency: Blytheville Police Department
  • Address: 201 W Walnut St, Blytheville, 72315 AR
  • Chief: Ross Thompson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-762-0405

Blytheville Police Department is located at 201 W Walnut St, Blytheville, 72315 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Ross Thompson. The Blytheville Police Department phone number is 870-762-0405.

Blytheville Police Department News

The Blytheville Police Department is sad to announce the passing of Officer George Hodgkiss. Officer Hodgkiss joined the department in 2015 after serving in the Army. Officer Hodgkiss was with friends in Osceola when his final watch ended on February 21st 2018. The Citizens Police Academy Session 1 has been dedicated to him and redesignated session 525 after his call sign. His passing was sudden and unexpected. For those of us who were fortunate enough to have been apart of your journey we will miss you Hodgie. Visitation is 6 to 8 this evening at Roller Swift Funeral Home in Osceola AR. The funeral is at 2:00 pm Saturday. The Blytheville Police Department is asking that anyone wishing to make donations to the family of Officer Hodgikiss to help offset sudden and unexpected cost may do so by contacting Roller Swift Funeral Home in Osceola AR.

We encourage anyone that may have information on Ashton Talley, missing person from Mississippi County Arkansas, to call. Your tips are anonymous. Ashton is a Senior attending the Blytheville KIPP school. Are you a class mate or teacher? If so think of the conversations and contact you've had with Ashton, maybe there's something she said or did that didn't seem to make sense then but could be important now.

Thank you Haven for all you do

The Blytheville Police Department invites the public to meet 2 out of the 4 candidates for construction manager. The position will work with the department and architects to build the New Blytheville Police Station. The meeting starts at 5:00 pm this evening in the district court room upstairs 201 W. Walnut

The Blytheville Police wants to thank everyone that took the plunge for Special Olympics and those that were there who supported the plungers (which was the name of one of the teams). Special thanks to the management and staff of the Hampton Inn for providing the location of today's event. It's amazing is how the plungers can jump out as quick as they jump in.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge, this Saturday thank you to the good people at the Hampton Inn in Blytheville. Join us tomorrow for an outstanding cause.

Members of the Blytheville Police Department participated in Special Olympic events in Springfield today. Their activities included unified team floor hockey with athletes from the school for the deaf. The athletes named their team after the rock band the def leopards. Friends today, friends forever

The Blytheville Police Department is now accepting Applications for the First Annual Citizen Police Academy. This is a chance for Police Officers and Citizens to exchange information and ideas that will benefit the community. The class is limited to 15 participants. There is no cost and no physical requirements. We're not making Police Officers just better informed citizens. Applications will be taken from now until Feb 8th. The Academy is 8 weeks long and classes meet once a week each Thursday from 6:00-9:00 pm. There are additional volunteer elective classes that may vary. We ask that you commit to at least a 75% attendance rate. Participants will have hands on experience in operating police equipment, conducting traffic stops, clear buildings, etc. Applications are available at

Officers are reporting slick road conditions and a few single car accidents in the area where vehicles have slid off the roadway. We recommend that you stay off the roadways, if you have to be out, leave early for your destination.

In response to questions or concerns about the linked release, there was no threat to any school. The victim and offender are related to each other. The incident was not a random act of violence it was strictly domestic related. It is an example of the devastation that domestic violence can cause. The Blytheville Police Department encourages anyone that is in an abusive or violent relationship to seek help

The Haven is experiencing some telephone difficulties right now. The secondary phone line 870-532-6762 is still working. If you are in a domestic violence situation and and need help call.

Officers of the Blytheville Police Department are currently working on hosting the first ever Blytheville Citizens Police Academy. Classes will be held one evening a week for 8 weeks. Details and Applications will be available soon.

The Blytheville Police Department supports our local Olympians. They all have the Heart of a Champion and are Champions of our Hearts. Come join us.

WARMING CENTER AVAILABLE. Officers are reporting a power outage in the South West section of town, generally South of Main and West of Division. The power had been out since around 430am. If you know people that live in this area please check on them. If they need assistance please call the Department, the warming center is available.

The Blytheville Police Department is reminding our facebook friends not to shoot their guns on New Years Eve. It's dangerous, its illegal, its not celebrating it's not funny. We also ask that if you're out with friends and one of them starts to shoot their gun at midnight ask them not to. It's a $1,000.00 fine and a loss of your firearm. Yes there will always be those lawless, rude, obnixious, disrespectful people that are going to do it. Dont be one of them. The Police Department will be out in force tonight. If you hear sirens at midnight it's not bringing in the New Year.

The City of Blytheville warming center will open tonight December 29th 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Warming Center is located at the former National Guard Armory at 1700 S. Division in Blytheville. The direct number to the warming center is 870-838-3108. Please call this number for assistance or to volunteer. Transportation may be available.

The Blytheville Police Department and the City of Blytheville are working with local citizens, the County Mission and the Red Cross to provide a warming center in response to forecasted single digit temperatures anticipated this upcoming weekend. The city will open the future home of the Blytheville Jusitce Complex (former National Guard Armory) starting tomorrow Friday December 29th at 5:00 pm. and monitor the temperatures over the next several days. To volunteer or seek services you can call the Office of the Chief of Police tomorrow during normal business hours at 762-0405.

Don't turn a Merry Christmas into a tragic New Year. Arrive alive, Don't drink and drive

A Merry Christmas and big thanks to all the Blytheville Backs our Blue volunteers. Your show of support is a reminder of one the basic principals of policing... the Police and Public are one!

What do criminals fear? Law abiding citizens working with police!. Crime stoppers at work check your tips they may have money for you.

To the Members of the Blytheville Police Depatment, Judge Langston, Blytheville District Court Clerks, City Attorney Chris Brown, Gosnell PD, and the Great River Medical Center who donated to the Angel Tree to help provide 7 children with a Merry Christmas. Thank you Santa Claus

The Blytheville Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for Police Officer. The listed pay scale is provided to help answer questions concerning pay. The Department is also still engaged in relocating to a New Facility. If you've ever been thinking about having a professional career in Law Enforcement, now's the time. You can download a Police Officer Applicant Packet by visiting

The Blytheville Police Department needs your help!

Members of the Blytheville Police Department held a Pumpkin Decorating contest today celebrating Halloween with some fun. 1st place went to the thin blue line with cuffs, 2nd place to the spooky carving, 3rd place to Jack Skellington. Great job to all and come join us for Main Street Trunk or Treat today from 4-6.