Searcy Police Department

  • Agency: Searcy Police Department
  • Address: 101 N. Gum Street, Searcy, 72145 AR
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Searcy Police Department is located at 101 N. Gum Street, Searcy, 72145 AR. The Searcy Police Department phone number is (501) 268-3531.

Searcy Police Department News

Over the past few days there have been post on social media sites pertaining to rumors of threats or violence within the Searcy Schools that has caused much public alarm. Please be assured that all of this is taken seriously and investigated. The Searcy Police Department and the Searcy Schools will continue to work together and look into each of these post. Let this be a reminder that if you are intentionally making these post as a hoax in order to cause alarm amongst the public, criminal charges for Communicating a False Alarm A.C.A. 5-71-210 may be filed against you.

Another Update: Due to the flooding and chance for severe weather tomorrow, the plunge will be postponed to a later date. Again, safety is our number one priority! Searcy Polar Plunge Update This Saturday (Feb 24th) is the 4th annual Searcy Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas. We want this year’s plunge to be fun and successful, however there is a high chance of thunderstorms during the time of the plunge. We will still have people on site ready to do a plunge, however safety is our number one concern. If there is any threat of lightening in the area, we will not risk it. We will still be there at the Days Inn (3109 E. Race St) from 9am-10:30am taking up any donations that you have collected and have the corresponding prizes to give out according to the donation level.

The Criminal Investigations Division is seeking help with identifying the owner of a yellow Dodge Challenger similar to the one in this picture. The Challenger will have a license plate out of Florida. If you know who owns this vehicle in the Searcy area, please contact Sgt. Steve Hernandez in the Criminal Investigations Division at 501-279-5753

Searcy Police Announce Officer of the Month for January 2018 Searcy Chief of Police Eric Webb has announced Officer Michael Mosher as Officer of the Month for January 2018. “I am proud of Officer Mosher and the job that he does as a School Resource Officer. He has a calm demeanor and a respectful manner. Officer Mosher is an asset to the Searcy Police Department and a great addition to the Searcy Schools.” (Chief Eric Webb) Michael Mosher is a School Resource Officer for the Searcy Police Department. Mosher joined the department in December of 2010. He is from Denver, Colorado, and graduated from Englewood High School. Mosher is married and has five children. His favorite part of being a patrolman is learning new things and he enjoys helping this community be a better place to live.

The Searcy Police Department held its annual Christmas Party and Award dinner on Friday, December 15, 2017. The following employees were honored at the awards dinner: (Left to right in photo) Jason Denison – Patrol Officer of the Year, Central Arkansas Drug Task Force Extra Mile Award Josh King – Officer of the Year Nick Bright – Civilian of the Year Adam Sexton – Detective of the Year Tabatha Castera – Dispatcher of the Year The Searcy Police Department is proud of each and every employee and his or her commitment to serving this community.

DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER SEARCY, Ark. - This holiday season, Searcy Police Department will work around the clock to keep vehicle drivers and passengers safe as they search for drunk drivers. From December 13-31, 2017, law enforcement is partnering with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization to get drunk drivers off the street and to spread the word about the dangers of impaired driving. “This holiday season, drivers will notice increased enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Public Information Officer Terri Lee. “It is vital that we keep our roads and our travelers safe, not just at the holidays, but every day. With extra travelers on the roads, and people attending holiday parties, we will likely see an uptick in drunk driving. We’ll be arresting anyone who breaks this life-saving law.” The holidays are a special time in America, full of excitement and endless festivities. Oftentimes, these celebrations bring higher numbers of drunk drivers to the roads, endangering those drivers and others. Drunk driving can have deadly, devastating consequences. Nationally in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08. In fact, from 2012-2016, 14,472 people lost their lives in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the month of December, and twenty-eight percent (3,995) died in a crash that involved a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. Drunk driving offenders often serve jail time, lose their driver’s licenses, are charged higher insurance rates, and pay dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost wages due to time off from work. But the ultimate cost of drunk driving is causing a traffic crash that injures or kills. Follow these tips to stay safe on the road this holiday season: ● Remember that it is never okay to drive drunk. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely. ● Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices: (, and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices: ( SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up. ● If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact the Searcy Police Department. ● Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely. Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive. Searcy police officers will be looking for drunk drivers. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Searcy police officers had a great time passing out candy and seeing some interesting costumes at Trick or Treat on the Square. Have a safe and fun night!

SEARCY, Ark. – Two Officers were chosen as Searcy Police Department’s Officers of the Month for September. Detective Corderro Earls and Officer Jason Denison were presented with this honor. Detective Corderro Earls has been in law enforcement since December of 2007. He graduated from Des Arc High School and has an Associate's degree from Remington College. His favorite part about working for the Searcy Police Department is that it is a family he can always depend on to help him or anyone in a time of need. Earls was named Officer of the Year for 2015. Chief Eric Webb said “Detective Earls is an outstanding officer. He is dedicated to assisting his fellow detectives as well as carrying his own load. Detective Earls has been instrumental in the investigation of several important and time-sensitive cases. I am very proud of him and his dedication to this community. Detective Earls is a great example of a leader within this department.” Officer Jason Denison is a patrolman and was hired in August of 2012. He graduated from Rose Bud High School and attended college at Arkansas State University, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. Denison is proud to “be a part of the Searcy Police Department and work with a group of such outstanding individuals.” “Officer Denison is a dedicated, hard-working, young officer. He is observant and always willing to lend a helping hand. I am proud of him, and I look forward to seeing him develop into a leader within our department,” said Chief Eric Webb.

The Searcy Police Department held a Promotion Ceremony on Friday at City Hall to honor those who have recently been promoted. Photo (left to right): Corporal Josh King*, Corporal Nick Darnell*, Lieutenant Todd Wells*, Sergeant Brandon Moody*, Chief Eric Webb, Lieutenant Tom McGee, Assistant Chief Steve Taylor, Lieutenant Brian Wyatt, Sergeant Josh Chambliss*, Corporal Matt Higgins* *- denotes recently promoted

Coffee with a Cop! Come by and see us at Starbucks on E. Race! #coffeewithacop

Wednesday, October 4, 7-10am at Starbucks

Searcy Police Department to Show Support and Awareness for Breast Cancer The Searcy Police Department will be adding to their uniform during the month of October. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Searcy Police Department would like to show its support for raising awareness by adding pink ribbons to their uniforms. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Most have already known someone or will know someone that has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Raising awareness for the importance of early detection is key to fighting breast cancer and increasing the chance of survival. If anyone needs more information, they are encouraged to look at the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. web site

Don’t become a volunteer victim! The Searcy Police Department is urging citizens to take the following steps: - Lock your doors (home and vehicle). If a criminal has to break a window to enter a vehicle, it will draw attention to the crime. If they only have to open the door, those passing by will likely assume the vehicle is theirs. - Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle. Take wallets, purses, electronics, firearms, etc., inside your home. - Park in a well-lit area. - Report suspicious behavior. If you see someone acting suspiciously around vehicles, call the police department so we can investigate. These are just a few tips to help in preventing crime. To report suspicious activity, call the Searcy Police Department at 501-268-3531.

Searcy Police officers were honored to be able to judge the beauty contest at The Crossing today. Congrats to all participants!

SEARCY, Ark. - As law enforcement officers, we unfortunately see death and tragedy often, and it never gets easier—especially when they are preventable. In 2015, there were 10,265 people killed in drunk-driving-related crashes on our nation’s roadways. This number accounted for nearly one-third of the total number of crash fatalities for the year. That means almost a third of all crashes in 2015 could have been completely avoided if everyone had made the decision not to drink and drive. More than 10,000 friends and family members would still be alive today if each of those drunk drivers had put down their keys and planned for a safe, sober ride home instead. Impaired driving often peaks during holidays, and Labor Day is one of the most dangerous holiday periods. Families and friends head out to picnics and cookouts, hoping to catch those last few rays of sun before they settle in for the long winter. With increased traffic comes an increased chance for traffic crashes. However, this shouldn’t include an increase in impaired driving. This Labor Day, as you head out to make the most of the last days of summer, know that Searcy Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement agencies nationwide August 16-September 4 to help put an end to drunk driving. If you are caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested—no excuses. You can thank us, too, because we may have just saved your life, or someone else’s. Remember the campaign motto: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. According to NHTSA, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2015, an increase from the 9,967 people killed in 2014. That was one person every 51 minutes in 2015. In 2015 fatal crashes, the 21- to 24-year-old age group had the highest percentage (28%) of drivers with BACs of .08 g/dL or higher, compared to other age groups. Another scary statistic? The rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes at night was 3.5 times higher than those that occurred during the day. These statistics are being collected every day, every year. Don’t become one of this year’s statistics. Over the 2015 Labor Day holiday period, there were 460 total crash fatalities nationwide. Nearly one third (33%) of these fatalities involved drivers who were drunk (.08+ BAC), and nearly one-fourth (23%) involved drivers who were driving with a BAC almost twice the legal limit (.15+ BAC). Among those between the ages of 18 and 34 who were killed in crashes over the Labor Day holiday period in 2015, 44 percent of those fatalities involved drunk drivers with BACs of .08 or higher. This Labor Day, and every day, the decision to not drink and drive shouldn’t be a tough one. If you drink and drive, you could kill yourself or someone else. If you cannot control your own behavior, a law enforcement officer will. We will be out finding drunk drivers during the holiday period, showing zero tolerance for anyone driving drunk. If we find you driving drunk, you will be arrested. Do not make excuses—everyone knows it is against the law to drink and drive in every state and Washington, D.C. And remember that drinking alcohol lowers inhibitions, causing you to make bad decisions you would not otherwise make. Do not trust yourself when you drink: alcohol impairs your judgement and ability to recognize that you are drunk. When someone chooses to drive drunk, they not only put themselves and their passengers at risk, but they endanger pedestrians, bicyclists, and others on the road. In 2015, while 63 percent of those killed in drunk-driving crashes were the drunk drivers themselves, another 15 percent were their passengers, and 14 percent were occupants of other vehicles. Tragically, nearly 1 in 5 children (14 and younger) killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015 were killed in drunk-driving crashes; 51 percent of the time, it was the child’s driver who was drunk. The Labor Day holiday should be a special time for friends and families to mark the end of summer. It should end with good memories, not marked by tragedy. Impaired driving is 100-percent preventable. This Labor Day weekend, we’ll be working hard to spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving through education and increased enforcement. It’s time to end the deadly, criminal behavior of drunk driving. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national high-visibility enforcement campaign ends on September 4. However, our commitment to enforcing drunk-driving laws will continue throughout the year. Drunk driving is never okay. If you are planning to drink, plan ahead for a sober ride home. Even one drink is one too many. There are options to get you home safely, including public transportation, trusted friends or relatives, or using NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app to call a taxi or friend, available at For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign, please visit

SEARCY, Ark. – Officer John Springfield was chosen as Searcy Police Department’s Officer of the Month for July. John Springfield is a Patrolman for the Searcy Police Department. He was hired in July of 2015. Springfield grew up in Pflugerville, Texas and graduated from Pflugerville High School. He is pursuing his Criminal Justice Degree from the University of Phoenix. Springfield previously worked for UPS and Anytime Fitness. Springfield is married and has four children. He said working as a police officer has been a "dream come true" and he loves the welcoming atmosphere at the Searcy Police Department. Chief Eric Webb said “I have been impressed by Officer Springfield’s performance as an officer. With officers like him working here, the future of Searcy Police Department looks great.”

SEARCY, Ark. – Detective Terry Blanton was chosen as Searcy Police Department’s Officer of the Month for June. Terry Blanton is a Detective for the Searcy Police Department. He has been with the Searcy Police Department since October of 2007. He graduated from Bald Knob High School in 1993. He has a wife and two children. Blanton is a Certified IPMBA Bicycle Officer, Field Training Officer, Certified Police Professional Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and member of the Special Response Team. Blanton was also named Officer of the Month for January of this year. “Our job can be very difficult. Poor decisions by others sometimes put police officers in situations they would rather not be in. However, it is our job to wade through the facts and circumstances and work with what we have to resolve the situation as best we can. Even through heartbreaking circumstances, Detective Blanton continually demonstrates his dedication and professionalism. Detective Blanton is one of a kind, and an asset to our department,” said Chief Eric Webb.

SEARCY, Ark. – Two Searcy police officers were honored recently for their efforts in the Selective Traffic Enforcement Project (STEP). The University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute honored Officer Todd Dewitt in recognition of his work in Seat Belt/Child Safety Seat Enforcement and Officer Jason McGlawn in recognition of his work in the DWI Program.

Sergeant Steve Hernandez was chosen as Searcy Police Department’s Officer of the Month for May. Sgt. Hernandez is a patrol sergeant at SPD. Sgt. Hernandez began his law enforcement career in 2001 at the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office. He then came to Searcy Police Department for a three-year stint before working at the White County Sheriff's Office from 2007 to 2013. Sgt. Hernandez returned to the Searcy Police Department in 2013, was promoted to Corporal in June of 2013, and was promoted to Sergeant in February of 2015. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1999. Sgt. Hernandez spends much of his free time volunteering for Special Olympics Arkansas. He has been an International Delegate to the Law Enforcement Torch Run since 2008. Chief Eric Webb said “The Searcy Police Department is blessed to have many outstanding officers. Sergeant Hernandez is just one example of the outstanding caliber of officer we have serving this community. Sergeant Hernandez has shown, on more than one occasion, his dedication to the City of Searcy and the surrounding community. I am proud of him and his genuine caring nature.”

Thanks to everyone in this community for helping make this weekend successful for many Special Olympics Arkansas Athletes and their families from all over. Our Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas group helped keep everyone safe and we appreciate you!

Thanks to Orr Chevrolet for hosting the Law Enforcement Torch Runners!

Thank you to State Representative Les Eaves for donating your time and your RV to help keep the Torch Runners safe! Thank you to Centennial Bank for feeding the runners as well!