De Queen Police Department

  • Agency: De Queen Police Department
  • Address: 220 N. Second St., De Queen, 71832 AR
  • Chief: Richard McKinley (Chief of Police)

De Queen Police Department is located at 220 N. Second St., De Queen, 71832 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard McKinley. The De Queen Police Department phone number is 870-642-2213.

De Queen Police Department News

SLOW DOWN AND GET OFF THE PHONE! WE ARE WATCHING! 27-51-1609 - Phone restrictions in school zones. (a) A driver of a motor vehicle shall not use a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle when passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present and outside the building. (b) A driver of a motor vehicle who is passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present and outside the building may use a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle for an emergency purpose. (c) This section does not apply to law enforcement officers. The first offense is $250 and the second offense is $500, plus court costs.

Active shooter training that was held at the De Queen School on Monday August 6th.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

Patrolman Kris Hundley working with the new laptop that De Queen Police Department received from a grant from the Arkansas State Police in order to make the department more efficient and moving forward with technology. The grant supplied enough equipment to outfit all of the patrol officers.

De Queen Police Department was called to the De Queen Junior High School in reference to a threat that was made on a teacher. The Police Department was able to obtain a warrant for his arrest and able to locate the suspect. The suspect is in custody in Bentonville, Arkansas he will be extradited back to Sevier County on charges of Terroristic Threatening. We would like to thank all of the De Queen Fire Department, Sevier County Sheriffs Department, Arkansas State Police, Polk County Sheriffs Office and all other agencies that were involved in helping us to resolve this matter quickly.

We had visitors from the Happy House today!

Officer of the year Beth Hughes, of the Dequeen Police Department.

This is for a good cause, come on out and show some support!

Flashback to the old days!

For Immediate Release: The De Queen Police Department responded to a call at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Friday, March 9th in reference to a threatening message sent over social media. Officers of the De Queen Police Department made contact with the complainant and advised they had received a message pertaining to the De Queen School. During the course of the investigation a suspect was developed. Lt. Chad Bradshaw and Sgt. Bobby Bagley were able to make contact with the suspect, Alfredo Jair Ruiz, age 18 of De Queen. Ruiz was placed into custody and transported to the Police Department and questioned about the message, Ruiz admitted to sending the message as a joke or a prank. Ruiz is currently being held in the Sevier County Jail for Terroristic Threatening which is a Class D Felony. These incidents are taken extremely serious and will not be tolerated. Ruiz was taken into custody a few hours after the message was sent. De Queen Police Department was assisted by the Arkansas State Police and Homeland Security. The De Queen Police Department and the De Queen School District appreciates the help from the students, parents and concerned citizens that helped us take care of this so quickly. Chief Scott Simmons De Queen Police Department

Portion of 13th Street from Roller extending to Locke Avenue (70B) is temporarily closed due to a water leak. Will update as this changes.

On February 1, 2018 officers with the De Queen Police Department, Arkansas State Police and the South Central Drug Task Force executed a search and seizure warrant at 616 S. 9th St in De Queen just after 6 a.m. During the execution of the search and seizure warrant officers seized approximately 485 grams (1.10 pounds) of high grade marijuana, $4612 cash, 2 handguns and drug paraphernalia to weigh, package and store marijuana. Officers arrested Jonathan “Johnny” Rodriquez, 18 years of age. Rodriquez was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Purpose to Deliver more than 4 ounces but less than 25 pounds which is a class C felony, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms which is a class Y felony, Possession of a Defaced Firearm which is a class D felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia which is a class D felony. High grade marijuana sells for approximately $20 a gram in Dequeen Arkansas. The approximate street value of the marijuana seized is $9,700.00. During an interview with Jonathan Rodriguez he admitted to selling marijuana in Dequeen Arkansas for approximately 1 year.

The City of De Queen has opening for a patrolmen in the Police Department. Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a valid drivers license and no criminal convictions. Must be able to pass physical, psychological and drug testing. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applications may be picked up at the Police Department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted through February 12th. The City of De Queen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our testing center will be open at 9:30 this morning

There will be no driving tests today due to the examiner not being here today. The examiner will be back next Wednesday to do tests.

Due to the phone lines being messed up please contact 911 if you have an emergency. If it is a non-emergency after hours and on weekends please contact the Sevier County Sheriffs Office at 870-642-2125. Windstream is working to correct this problem that we are having but we do not know when the phones will be fixed. Please be patient with us as we deal with these difficulties.

On Friday December 15th officers from the Arkansas State Police, De Queen Police Department, Sevier County Sheriffs Office, Arkansas Game & Fish and the De Queen Fire Department went to Walmart to have the Shop with a Cop. There were about 50 kids that participated in the day along with officers and some of their wives. The Shop with a Cop was made possible from donations from the local Wal-Mart, Wilkerson Funeral Home, the Pettigrew family and the American Legion.