Brinkley Police Department

  • Agency: Brinkley Police Department
  • Address: 233 W Cedar St, Brinkley, 72021 AR
  • Chief: Bill Geaters (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-734-3434
Fax: 870-734-3163
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Brinkley Police Department is located at 233 W Cedar St, Brinkley, 72021 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Bill Geaters. The Brinkley Police Department phone number is 870-734-3434.

Brinkley Police Department News

Thank you to our citizens for recognizing this need in our community! There will be a new Brinkley City Jail! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the community's behalf, Mr. Tommy Robinson and Mr. Gary Padgett, we appreciate you very much!

On August 1, 2017, Brinkley Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance after a female victim called and reported that her ex-boyfriend, Ronnie Smith, 47, of Brinkley, assaulted her with a weapon moments before officers were requested. When officers attempted to make contact with Smith outside his home, Smith fled into his home with a firearm from his waistband. Smith barricaded himself inside his home for approximately two and a half hours. Arkansas State Police were requested for assistance. Special Agent Jason Martin was eventually able to talk Smith into surrendering and Smith was taken into custody without incident. The firearm was retrieved by Brinkley Police Department. Smith is being detained with charges pending for the assault and resisting arrest.

There have been many questions and concerns expressed about the upcoming election for a proposed temporary one cent sales tax to build a new Brinkley City Jail and an extension and remodel of the court room at Brinkley City Hall. We will try to address some of the major questions and misinformation in this post, so that our citizens are well informed before casting their vote. The estimated cost of the project is $3,405,000.00 and the bond would be scheduled for a nine year period. The estimated projection of revenue from the temporary one cent sales tax is $630,000 per year, estimating the bond to be paid off in five years. Since the Brinkley Jail was changed to a twenty-four hour holding facility on August 1, 2016, the city has spent $120,000.00 to hold inmates at other facilities and GPS monitoring. This amount doesn’t include transport expenses, including salary of officers, overtime pay, mileage on police units and fuel, to and from the other facilities for court, doctor’s appointments, etc. We try to utilize city and county jails in the surrounding area, but often these facilities are at capacity, so we are forced to house inmates in facilities further away than are practical or economical. Housing inmates at other facilities cost the city $40 to $80 per day, per inmate, depending on what facility has bed space available and whether the inmate is male or female. While we try to house our inmates at Monroe County Jail, where we pay $40 per day, per inmate, they are often full due to housing inmates charged with felonies. The GPS monitoring system is utilized as often as possible, but is not effective in crime prevention or fine collection. We will not be able to sustain these costs for housing and GPS monitoring and will eventually have to release inmates that if incarcerated, would make our streets safer. The cost for us to house our own inmates is approximately $8 - $10 per day per inmate. We are often faced with having to release an inmate less likely to offend, to hold one we feel is more likely to re-offend. This temporary tax, if passed, will eliminate that choice having to be made. The bed space projected will also allow Brinkley City Jail to hold inmates for other agencies to generate revenue to help sustain the cost of daily operation of the jail. The citizens of Brinkley will not be solely responsible for the cost of the day-to-day expenses of the jail. The jail would also be energy efficient, as to keep costs to a minimum. Citizens also have concerns with the “Hamburger Tax” and why we can’t use the money for the jail. This is a two-cent tourism tax from 1993. This tax generates approximately $200,000.00 per year and is collected from motels, hotels, restaurants, cafes, cafeterias and similar establishments within the city to sustain Brinkley’s Convention Center. According to the ballot from 1993, this was not proposed as a temporary tax and an election will have to be held to repeal the tax. The amount generated by this tax yearly, would not pay back the proposed bond in the time allowed. Brinkley citizens are not only voting to build a jail, they are voting for the ability to feel safe in their homes and on our city streets. Vote YES on August 8, 2017 to making our community safer and keeping our tax dollars in our city.

Ridout Lumber Company at 915 South Main Street in Brinkley was burglarized and purposely set on fire over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Brinkley Fire Department responded to the fire at approximately 6 a.m. on July 3, 2017. Brinkley Police Detective Brandy Quinn was also requested to investigate the fire. Brinkley Police Department is being assisted by the Arkansas State Police Fire Investigation Division and the Criminal Investigation Division. During the investigation, evidence was found that Ridout Lumber company was burglarized in the early morning of July 2, 2017 and then an area of the store was intentionally set on fire in the morning of July 3, 2017. There is currently a $5,000.00 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. If anyone has any information, please contact Sgt. Brandy Quinn at Brinkley Police Department, (870) 734-3434.

Congratulations to Judy Brown! You are the winner of the "Glory Be"! Thanks to everyone who supported your Brinkley Officers and the recipient of the College Scholarship from our ticket sales.

We are all praying for loved ones of Lt. Weatherford and for our brothers and sisters at Newport Police Department.

Raffle tickets can be purchased from any Officer or Dispatcher of Brinkley Police Department! Tickets can also be purchased at City Hall at the dispatch office any time. Proceeds will fund a scholarship for a Brinkley High School Graduate and contribute to the Officer's Discretionary Fund. Thanks so much to Brinkley's Scrap Happy Quilt Club for donating this beautiful quilt!

We'd like to send a HUGE thank you to everyone that helped this evening for their fast response and excellent work! Thanks to Brinkley Fire Department, Brinkley Street Department, Arkansas State Police, Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Office of Emergency Management, Landon's Towing, Roberts' Tree Service, Lewis Tree Service, Nick and Jacob Quinn, Arkansas State Highway Department, Entergy Servicemen, AT&T Servicemen, and anyone else who helped! There is some property damage, but no reported injuries at this time. It's so nice to serve a community where everyone comes together in a time of need!

There are lines down and debris blocking South Main Street at the intersection with West Spruce, there is also a blockage on South Carter between White Oak and Maple, and a blockage at Maple and South New York Street. Please avoid all travel if possible, but especially on the streets mentioned. Brinkley Officers, Brinkley Fire Department, Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Highway Department, Brinkley Street Department and several volunteers are working to clear up the roadways. We will post when all is clear. Thank you for your cooperation.

Virgil Gettis, 85, of Brinkley was bound and robbed late Sunday evening at his home. While we are searching for the person of interest in this case, anyone having information should contact Brinkley Police Department at (870) 734-3434.

We are so proud of our Lady Tigers! On the way to State!

The non-emergency lines at Brinkley Police Department are not working at this time. If anyone has an emergency, please call 9-1-1. We will post when the lines are open.

Lost dogs - please share Went missing 1/19 between 12:30-2:30pm Area - around New Zion Church on route 70 in Palestine Both wearing collars and one has contact tag. 1- brindle and white olde bulldog older adult male 2- grey and black husky mix 6 month old male We are new to the area so dogs may have wondered and got confused. Dogs are in need of their meds Husky is still in recovering from a life threatening condition and needs special care. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My 9yr old son is devastated as these were his brothers. Please call 1-630-995-6461

Brinkley Public School is closed today, 1/6/17, due to inclement weather.

PLEASE SHARE!!! Several of our businesses have taken counterfeit money recently. There are several $100 bills in town and they have "For Motion Picture Use Only" on the front. Business Managers should tell their employees to be aware of this situation and look for these bills during transactions. We are investigating the bills that have been passed and the passers of the bills will be prosecuted. If you or your company use the money markers, the ink will turn black on counterfeit bills. Any of these bills received should be reported immediately to your local law enforcement agency.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson family and the Story family today. We pray that God gives comfort to these families as only he can. Please lift all up in prayer today.

Brinkley Police Department would like to give a HUGE THANKS to Bank of Brinkley and all of their employees for a wonderful evening. The support we have received is overwhelming and very appreciated. Thanks to Cajun Express for a delicious meal as always! Thank you to Honorary Judge John Martin who blessed us all with a beautiful, heartfelt prayer for our safety and guidance. In attendance were emergency personnel from all of our local agencies, Brinkley Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Game & Fish, 1st Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police Troop D, Brinkley Fire Department and Southern Paramedic Service. The evening meant so much to all of us and made us even more proud to serve our community. We could never thank you all enough...

Brinkley Police Department has an new honorary police officer, meet Officer Hailey! She brought some stunning artwork for our officers and decided to join the ranks! Sgt. Brandy Quinn needed another girl around here, so happy to have her!

Happy Birthday to Chief Ed Randle! Thanks to Gene Depriest for the great Birthday lunch!

New shipment of shirts have arrived! Get yours today! Thanks to everyone that has supported us! Brinkley Police Department is selling "Back the Blue" T-Shirts. There are two different designs to choose from (shown in pictures). Prices are $20 for sizes Small - XL, $22 for 2XL, $23 for 3XL, $24 for 4XL and $25 for 5XL. Youth sizes are also $20. Youth sizes and 2XL - 5XL will have to be specially ordered. Please call (870) 734-3435 or come by Brinkley Police Department and speak with Heidi or Brandy to order your shirt. Thank you all for your support!

Unfortunately we are experiencing a phone outage and are working to correct the problem. 9-1-1 is still available for emergency use only.

Thank you Mrs. Pat Monroe for the delicious cupcakes and the very nice card! These will be gone before we know it!