Marked Tree Police Department

  • Agency: Marked Tree Police Department
  • Address: 1 Elm St, Marked Tree, 72365 AR
  • Chief: Chester Ford (Chief of Police)
Phone: (870)358-2024

Marked Tree Police Department is located at 1 Elm St, Marked Tree, 72365 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Chester Ford. The Marked Tree Police Department phone number is (870)358-2024.

Marked Tree Police Department News

Sgt. Eric Jackson is a very people (kid) oriented person. Since he has been at the Marked Tree Police Department he has made a difference in so many children's lives. Sgt. Jackson started a coat drive where anyone who needed a warm coat could simply come up and get one. He stops during his patrol and plays basketball with kids, he counsels kids who are in need, and now he has started a program that he calls "Backpackin' with Jackson." This program is targeted toward school children of any age that need a back pack. Sgt. Jackson has gone into his pockets to buy backpacks and supplies for school children. Sgt. Jackson is also asking for donations in order to provide EVERY child a back pack. The back packs will be supplied with the necessary items for the school term. This is a program that Sgt. Jackson holds near and dear to his heart. He is that Special type of Police Officer that still cares about the youth of today. Please reach out and help if you can. Donations may be left with Sgt. Jackson or at the Police Department. The actual event will be July 28th at the Police Department. Come get hot dogs, sodas, chips, and most especially, a BACK PACK!!! Let's help Sgt. Jackson make this happen Marked Tree!!!

The TORNADO WARNING has been allowed to expire, however we are now under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UNTIL 3:15PM. Again, large hail and strong winds are indicated in these storms.

The NWS has issued a TORNADO WARNING for POINSETT CO until 2:45pm today. The storm is located near Weiner and is moving in an easterly direction. Radar had indicated rotation and large hail in this storm. We will keep you informed, meanwhile check your local TV stations for weather updates.

As far as I know, today is National Nothing Day. So go out and do what we should each and every day and shake hands with someone, wave at someone, smile at someone. You never know what kind of an impression you may have on that person's life. Be kind to one another!! Have a Great Day!!

With Sgt. Eric Jackson

Still so sad. The reporter stated, 'It's something that usually doesn't happen in our area.' This a problem LEO's face daily!

We've just been notified that someone with a Montana phone number is calling people claiming to be from the IRS. The caller told the person that he needed the social security number to take care of claims with the IRS. When the person refused to give the SSN the caller told them that the Mark ed Tree Police Department would be down to arrest if they did not give the SSN. The caller pronounced Marked Tree incorrectly and was called on it. The caller stated that the Mark ed Tree Police would come to the persons house and arrest them if they did not give them their SSN. Please DO NOT give your social security number to ANYONE over the phone!! We will NOT call you and ask you for your social security number over the phone. Please don't fall victim to this apparent scam!! If you are called, try to get the phone number and call us so we can possibly locate where the calls are coming from.

Great work Officer Tacker!

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice while serving in our Country's Armed Services. God Bless the fallen and their families.

This week is National EMS Week. When you work in EMS you very seldom have anyone say "Thank You!" It's just a job. Well, speaking from experience, it is NOT just a JOB, it is a calling. EMS providers see terrible things that not even a good screen writer can create. Those memories stay in the minds of the workers. If you see someone affiliated with EMS take a minute just to say Thank You to them It will mean the world to them. With that said, Thank You to all of the employees at Riverside Paramedic that serves our community. If you have to go to the hospital in one of their ambulances, I can assure you that you have the Greatest care available!!

Good Morning Marked Tree. Today is Election Day. The First Baptist Church is the official polling place in the Marked Tree area. Please get out and cast your vote.

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN SANTA FE, TEXAS - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims' families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 22, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. DONALD J. TRUMP

May 13th, - May 19th, 2018 is National Police Week. The Marked Tree Police Department wants to Thank all of Our Officers, along with All other Police Officers (County, State, and Federal) for their Dedicated service. To merely say that we Honor our Fallen Officers both local and nationwide who have given the Ultimate Sacrifice to protect our communities, is not enough. Being in Law Enforcement forms a bond of Brotherhood that no one can understand until you put the badge on your chest. It is sad the turmoils that Police Officers have had to go through over the years and sadly it seems to keep getting worse. Please take a second and say a Prayer for your Local Police and all other Officers. Thank you for your continued support.

The Marked Tree Police Department is now an official Arkansas Prescription Drug take back affiliate. We have a take back drop box located in the lobby of the Police Department. If you have old, unused prescription medication that you need to dispose of, you can bring it and drop it in the box. No liquids and No syringes please. This drop box was obtained from the Crowley's Ridge Development Council to keep medications out of the hands of children and out of the water supply. Please use this box to dispose of your unused prescriptions instead of flushing them or throwing them into the garbage. The contents will be properly disposed of in accordance to Arkansas Law.

The Marked Tree Fire Dept. is on the scene of a house fire at 508 Home St. here in Marked Tree. Please avoid that area so the firefighters can work the fire. We want to thank the Lepanto and Tyronza Fire Departments for their assistance.

Patrolman Garen Tacker has officially graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. Tacker (2nd from left) is with Sgt Eric Jackson, Chief Michael Matlock, Officer Erica Price, and Officer Terry Aikens. Congratulations Garen!

Officer Garen Tacker of the Marked Tree Police Department will graduate from the Law Enforcement Training Academy tomorrow. Officer Tacker has endured 13 weeks of training and physical exercises at the Black River Technical School in Pocahontas. We are very Proud of Officer Tacker and will be glad to have him back at work. Congratulations Garen!!!

Last night at approximately 12:40 2 suspects entered the Jordans Kwik Stop with the intent to rob the store. According to witnesses, both were armed with small caliber handguns. The 2 took several items from the store at gunpoint, then fled. Officer Aikens approached the 2 as they fled from the store. 1 was taken into custody on the scene, the other fled on foot. Chief Matlock, Sgt. Jackson, and Officer Erica Price assisted in the investigation. With the team work of the 4 officers, BOTH suspects are now in custody and the property has been recovered. Barbara Dexter was the Dispatcher on duty and did a great job as well. Nobody was hurt, 2 in custody. GREAT JOB Marked Tree PD!!


We need your help. This person, Richard Edward Lashawn Merritt Jr, was involved in an ARMED ROBBERY at Jordan's Kwik Shop in Marked Tree. Merritt is a B/M 20 years old. He is approximately 6 ft tall and weighs approx 220. Merritt was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black sweat pants, black tennis shoes, and had a black scarf over his face. Merritt is from the Earle area. Merritt is to be considered ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!! If seen please contact the Marked Tree Police Dept at 358-2024 or 911. Thank you.