Pope County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Pope County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: #3 Emergency Lane, Russellville, 72802 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 479-968-2558
Fax: (479) 968-6145

Pope County Sheriff's Office is located at #3 Emergency Lane, Russellville, 72802 AR. The Pope County Sheriff's Office phone number is 479-968-2558.

Pope County Sheriff's Office News

Good Morning! Today we will highlight Captain Rowdy Sweet. Captain Sweet began his career with the Pope County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as a corrections officer. In 2001 Captain Sweet was promoted to Patrol Deputy and attended the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. Over the next few years Captain Sweet transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division and was promoted to supervisor of that division in 2008. In 2015 Captain Sweet was appointed as the Jail Administrator for the Pope County Detention Center where he serves today. Captain Sweet is a 1992 graduate of Atkins High School and a veteran of the United States Navy.

The Pope County Detention Center is currently seeking applications for both MALE and FEMALE corrections officers. If you are interested, please pick up an application between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00 in the sheriff's office lobby.

We have updated our Most Wanted list! You can find it here.....http://popecoso.org/wanted.php

We want to welcome a new face to Pope County Sheriff's Office. Louis Hardy is a 2011 graduate of Russellville High School and 5 year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. We are happy to have him on board!

We have received a report of a new scam from a citizen today. The citizen received a call from someone claiming to be Chief Deputy Blake Wilson from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. The citizen reported that the caller had his correct name and date of birth and told the citizen that he had a warrant needing payment. Citizens should know that we will NEVER attempt to collect money over the phone. We will either ask a citizen with a warrant to come to the Sheriff’s Office to be served, or we will come to your residence to visit in person! Please be cautious when giving any personal information over the phone.

Welcome Spring – A Message from Sheriff Jones As winter comes to a close and we welcome spring, we at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office remember that spring is a great time in our community – a new baseball season begins, spring break is approaching, and graduation draws near for our students. We enjoy celebrating these good times in our community. We also want to remind you that with the warmer weather, children may be playing near our county roads. Please take extra caution and slow down when driving through residential neighborhoods. And remember, children learn by watching us. If you're traveling with a child, please model good driving habits, including: • Wear your seat belt. • Obey the speed limit. • Slow near schools and neighborhoods (and explain why this is important) • Do not text while driving. • Make sure children are in the correct car seat. For many more driving safety tips, please visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration at: www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety. Thank you for keeping our roads and our citizens safe, and we look forward to the great times that spring will bring! Sheriff Shane Jones

We want to give a special thanks to Jim Taylor with the Russellville branch of Farm Credit of Western Arkansas. Jim provided a delicious meal for the staff of the sheriff's office and detention center. Jim, we appreciate you!

PRESS RELEASE The Pope County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the assistance of the public in locating CORDELL RIGGINS. Riggins is the suspect in an attempted murder, which took place in Pope County. He is a black male, 5’9”, 215 pounds and is 29 years old. He was last seen in the Russellville area driving a dark colored SUV with chrome trim. Riggins’ last known address was in Humble, Texas, however he has ties to the Pine Bluff area. If you have any information regarding Cordell Riggins, please contact Investigator Chris Ridenhour at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office at 479-968-2558.

Mrs. Margie Brannon baked a chocolate cake for our employees to enjoy on this rainy Friday. It was so sweet of her and we are grateful for her family's continued support and encouragement.

Pope County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Roster is Back Online The Pope County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that the maintenance is complete and our inmate roster is back online. We invite the community to visit our site at www.PopeCoSO.org/inmate-roster to view the inmate roster. Having the inmate roster online allows the public to view photos and booking details for individuals in the detention center as well as those released within the last 48 hours. Our Website – www.PopeCoSO.org – provides details on all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. One of our goals when developing the Website was to provide a centralized location for current information such as press releases and where sex offenders are living in the county. The Website was developed by MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Brooks Jeffrey specializes in the production of law enforcement and government Website solutions. For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 479-968-2558 or visit www.PopeCoSO.org.

All of us at the Pope County Sheriff's Office would like to wish Sheriff Jay Winters a very, very happy birthday! May this year be one filled with wonderful blessings!

Good Morning! Today's Throwback Thursday is another group photo. Former Sheriff Larry Darter and his deputies are pictured below. Sheriff Darter served as Pope County Sheriff from 1977-1980.

Good Morning! It’s time for Throwback Thursday again! Today’s photo is of then Lt. Tim Whittenburg. Tim worked for PCSO during the 1980’s before going to work for Atkins Police Department in 1991 where he retired as Police Chief in 2015.

We had a great time today getting to visit with the students of Atkins Elementary during lunch along with Atkins Police Department SRO Luke Sawdy!

Good Morning! Today we are highlighting Corporal Darrell Powell. Corporal Powell is a 1992 graduate of Russellville High School and began his career in law enforcement with the Dardanelle Police Department in 2008. Corporal Powell came to PCSO in 2011 and maintains building security at the Pope County Courthouse.

Polar Plunge 2018 is in the books! Thank you Corporal Erick Riggs, Sgt. Rodney McNeese, Corporal Nathan Holland, Lt. Jamie Gray, Deputy Leo Young, and Deputy Hayden Saffold for braving the cold water for Special Olympics! Sheriff Shane Jones and Major Blake Wilson were there to cheer them on.

Tomorrow is Polar Plunge Day! Come out and support our deputies. We hope to see you there!

Thank you St. John's Catholic School for inviting us to gather with your students this morning. We are honored by the support you show us.

Good Morning! Today’s Throwback Thursday is a group photo of former Sheriff James Bolin and his deputies. Sheriff Bolin served as Sheriff from 1981 – 1991.

If you know the whereabouts of Kenneth D. Myer please contact Investigator Russell Hill at 968-2558.

Pope County Investigators need your help identifying the person in this photo to return some found property. If you know this person call Investigator Erick Riggs at 968-2558.

Good Monday morning! Today we are highlighting Corporal Jonathan Leavell. Corporal Leavell began his career in law enforcement as a correction officer with PCSO in 2010 and was promoted to Patrol Deputy in 2011. Corporal Leavell is a 2001 graduate of Russellville High School and is now assigned as the School Resource Officer for London and Center Valley Elementary schools.

PCSO’s School Resource Officer, Corporal Jonathan Leavell, had a blast getting to be part of the program with London Elementary. Great job Corporal Leavell!

Over the last few days we have had several reports of unlocked vehicles being entered at night. Even if you live in what you feel is a quiet neighborhood with little crime, that doesn’t deter criminals from passing through and looking for easy targets. A secured home and vehicle is the best way to deter these incidents. Have a great Friday!