Cammack Village Police Department

  • Agency: Cammack Village Police Department
  • Address: 2710 N McKinley St, Little Rock, 72207 AR
  • Chief: Peter Powell (Chief of Police)
Phone: 501-663-8267
Fax: 501-664-4376
Email:

Cammack Village Police Department is located at 2710 N McKinley St, Little Rock, 72207 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Peter Powell. The Cammack Village Police Department phone number is 501-663-8267.

Cammack Village Police Department News

There probably isn’t a more heart-sinking feeling than waking up in the morning, getting ready for work, walking out to your car only to find it has been stolen. With the increase in summer temps comes an increase in vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles. Because of this, the CVPD is sending a friendly reminder to ALWAYS lock your car doors. No matter where you are – mall, at work, even at home in your own driveway! If you leave items in your vehicle and they're visible, the chances your vehicle will get broken into, increase greatly. If given the opportunity, someone will try and see if your door is unlocked to grab what they can. You'd be surprised how often this happens, but people leave valuable items in plain sight all the time. Often times an empty purse or backpack can be enough enticement for thieves to break into your vehicle, in the hopes of finding something valuable. The surveillance video below , was a neighborhood close to Cammack Village just this week . Little Rock and Cammack Village Police are actively working to apprehend those responsible.

Love it? Don’t Leave it ! In the past few days there have be several vehicles burglarized and several vehicles stolen in area neighborhoods. It takes seconds to break into a car, grab what is in plain view, check the usual hiding places for other items, and get away. How long would it take you to secure your valuables out of sight? Even less time. Motor Vehicle Burglary Prevention – Best Practices HIDE…valuables from site; even better, take all items of value with you. If a criminal doesn’t see anything, they’re less likely to break in to your vehicle and will proceed to the next vehicle to “window shop”. Remember to hide valuables before parking and leaving your vehicle. Give a would-be thief absolutely no reason to burglarize your car. Remember – It all starts with YOU! LOCK…your vehicle. Yes, it only takes seconds to break a window, but doing so makes noise – and criminals hate noise. Locking your vehicle also means “securing” your vehicle. You also want to make sure that all windows are rolled up before locking your vehicle. Also, if you have a car alarm please make sure it is working properly – and use it! TAKE…your keys. Unfortunately, it is still common practice for individuals to leave their keys in their car and/or in the ignition when unattended. Police officers often come across unattended vehicles with the keys in the ignition and engine running. This is not only bad practice, but it is a violation of the Arkansas Transportation Code. Concealed Firearms carriers; PLEASE do not leave handguns unsecured within your vehicle. These types of thefts add to unnecessary firearms on the street, and they put guns in the hands of criminals who often use them in the commission of violent crimes such as robbery and homicide. *Remember there is no 100% fool-proof way to prevent all crime. You can make yourself less likely to be a victim of Motor Vehicle Burglary by following the above practices and using common sense. Simply locking your vehicle and removing property is half the battle! A final word: Do NOT confront anyone. Your life is precious; property can be replaced! BE ALERT, BE AWARE, and be prepared to BE A GOOD WITNESS

Police statewide will increase patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving on our roads and waterways this Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and police will be out in force to remove impaired and reckless drivers from our highways. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols by troopers and local law enforcement agencies during this holiday weekend. For many Arkansans’, Memorial Day marks the start of the summer travel season which means additional traffic and increased risks on our roadways. As you plan your holiday weekend, remember to make safety your top priority. Wear your seat belt, remain alert and above all, drive sober. If you do drink, do not get behind the wheel of any vehicle and make arrangements for a safe ride home. Also we want to remind people of the “Move Over” law in Arkansas, if you see emergency vehicles ahead of you with their lights activated, you need to move over to the other lane. If you can’t do that, you need to slow down to a safe speed and proceed, passing them with caution. And please remember Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year's first sunburn. Memorial Day is to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.

Cammack Village Pd has a new K9 officer

ANNOUNCEMENT! Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Many of you are aware that Cammack Village has had a collection box designated for collecting unused prescription medications for several years, unfortunately, the Village will NO LONGER participate in this program. While cleaning out the box in preparation for this event, someone had placed an uncapped needle in it, and a city employee was stuck. These collection boxes are for medicines only, and not biohazard materials! Please follow link to find the nearest drop-off location www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

The WAR on police and ultimately our communities continues. Please Never forget their service and sacrifice to their community

This past thursday Massachusetts police officer Sean Garron was killed in the line of duty by a repeat offender. As a police canine handler myself, I wanted to share this article which i believe demonstrates the bond between a handler and his partner . Officer Gannon left his family at home to protect his community and his ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Chief Powell

Pet Registration Pet owners are reminded to purchase a license for their pets. The City of Cammack Village requires all pets over the age of 6 months to be registered with the City of Cammack Village. All animals 6 months of age and older are required to be registered with the City of Cammack Village. Both dogs and cats are required to be licensed yearly ($1.50). Owners are required to provide proof of vaccination, prior to registration. Licensing not only helps to reduce the number of stray and nuisance animals, but licensed pets can be returned safely to their owners if they are caught running at large or found injured. When you consider how much pet owners invest to keep their pets healthy, happy and safe, the license fee is a small price to pay for another year’s peace of mind. Important things to know- • Running at large: An animal shall be at large if it is: Not under the control of its owner either by a tether, leash, chain, cord, or other suitable material attached to a collar or harness. The animal control officer for the city may impound any animal observed to be at large, whether the animal is on public or private property, subject to the applicable provisions of the law. • Pet Waste: All pet owners are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet’s solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person • Invisible / electric fencing : An electronic containment device commonly known as an invisible fence may be used as a primary containment measure if signs stating "pet contained by electronic device or similar language using a trade name, are conspicuously posted at the front and back of the enclosed area. Such signs shall be a minimum of six (6) inches by eight (8) inches and one of them shall be visible from the roadway or entry to the premises. If you have any questions please contact city hall 663-4593

Our thoughts are with the families, students, teachers and first responders working the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Cammack Village police are committed to keeping Jefferson Elementary a safe haven for students and staff.

The Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is sponsoring an Identity Theft Webcast. Identity theft has been the most reported crime to the Federal Trade Commission for the past decade. This webcast will cover how identity theft happens, ways to prevent it and how to deal with it when it occurs. Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Noon – 1 p.m. Free and open to the public Register here https://arkansasag.webex.com/arkansasag/onstage/g.php?MTID=e960a7927640ea1c525fcc542919ca613

Think twice before you drink and drive.

Texting and driving could cost you a ticket...or even worse your life .

The Cammack Village Police Department would like to wish all a happy New Year and provide the following tips for a safe celebration: • Plan ahead. Make sure you have a safe way home before celebrating. • If you observe a drunk driver, don’t hesitate – call 911. • If you see someone about to drive drunk, try to assist them by making other arrangements. • If you go out to celebrate, designate an alcohol-free driver and ensure that person remains totally alcohol-free. For those who will be including alcohol in their New Year’s Eve celebrations and intend to drive, Cammack Police ask that you plan now to avoid a potentially tragic situation, a costly fines, jail, and loss of driving privileges. While many like to partake in holiday celebrations, the results can be deadly serious. Never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking, because if you are stopped while driving impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses. Extra officers will be out on patrol. Remember, Officers will be watching. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

With the holiday season in full swing, the Cammack Village Police Department would like to wish you and your family peace and happiness. Please be mindful there will be a lot of extra traffic on the highways this weekend. You can expect delays, so please plan accordingly to allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Don’t get into a rush! Also, remember to buckle up for safety. And if your celebration involves alcohol, plan accordingly! Designate a driver or call a cab, but never drink and drive. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Another successful Cammack Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Baker Park

Running and Walking Safety As the evenings get darker and our morning sun is delayed, many of us are finding ourselves forced to walk , or run in the dark. While this might not be an ideal scenario, with busy schedules and limited hours of daylight, some walker/runners find their only time to run is in the darkness of early morning or evening. If you do walk or running in the dark hours please make sure to follow these guidelines; Walk Facing Traffic: If there is no sidewalk and you must walk on the side of the road, choose the side where you are facing oncoming traffic. In North America, this is the left side of the road. This gives you the best chance to see traffic approaching closest to you and take evasive action when needed. Be Visible: Wear bright colors or reflective clothing or a reflective vest to be visible. Drivers are often not expecting walkers to be out after dark, and you need to give them every chance to see you. Be just as cautious at dawn or twilight, as drivers still have limited visibility or may even have the setting or rising sun directly in their eyes. Hang Up and Eyes Up: Chatting or texting on a mobile device while you walk is as dangerous as doing those things while driving. You are distracted and not as aware of your environment. You are less likely to recognize traffic danger, passing joggers and bikers or tripping hazards. Potential criminals see you as a distracted easy target. Keep the Volume Down: Don't drown out your environment with your iPod. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear bike bells and warnings from other walkers and runners. Carry a Cell Phone: You'll be able to contact police immediately if something happens to you or you notice anything out of the ordinary.

Chief Powell and his canine partner “Ranger” visited Jefferson Elementary today, along with K9 Officers from the Little Rock Police Department. The pair participated in a drug-detection demonstration for third grade students. While the students and teachers were excited to see K9 Ranger in action, it was just another day on the job for these officers. "I think it's important for the children to see the officers as protectors and the dogs as helpers for the police, said Powell "Without these dogs, our officers and communities would not be protected or as safe as they are now. All the students were awarded Honorary K9 Officer badges, and several students were awarded with stuffed K9 Heroes. Thank you to LRPD Sgt Tim White, K9 Officer Laura Pritchett for their assistance. Since Rangers deployment in 2013, he has assisted in the seizure of 8.8 pounds of cocaine, 22 pounds of Methamphetamine and 79 pounds of Marijuana and the seizure of $161.000 dollars related to narcotics trafficking.

Routine traffic stop pays off. On Thursday 11/09 Officer Shippee conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was reported stolen on 10/17/17. After placing the driver and passenger in custody, both subjects were found to be wanted on Burglary and Theft charges. Both subjects are suspects in multiple Burglary and Auto Breaking and Entering incidents. During a search of the vehicle Officer Shippee located two flashlights. When he inquired why they had flashlights in the vehicle, one of the suspects stated they “like to night fish”. Needless to say there was no "fishing" equipment in the vehicle. What these two were “fishing” for wasn’t legal. All this from a simple traffic stop. The Cammack Village Police Department actively operates under a criminal patrol doctrine. This system of “looking beyond the ticket” is designed to detect crimes and the persons who commit them through pro-active enforcement of state traffic laws. The benefits of such a program are three fold; First, it helps to improve traffic safety and reduce potential accidents. Secondly, it gives officers the ability to conduct field investigations that may lead to the discovery of drugs and weapons, drunk drivers, the arrest wanted subjects. And thirdly, it provides a high-profile visual deterrent to a criminal element. Through this type of enforcement the Cammack Village Police Department will continue to keep your community safe and crime free.