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

Good luck to all of the Special Olympic Athletes from Arkansas, especially Searcy's very own Jessica Sears. Jessica will be representing the State of Arkansas and competing in Power Lifting!

Searcy Police Detectives are asking for help with identifying this female for fraudulent use of a credit card. If you know her, please contact Detective Blanton at 501-207-5754

MAINTAIN YOUR INDEPENDENCE THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER Searcy, Arkansas—Each year on July 4th, Americans celebrate the birth and freedoms of this country. Before you head out for your celebrations, make sure you plan for a sober way home. Law enforcement in Searcy is taking part in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, June 29-July 5, 2018, to put an end to drunk driving. In support of law enforcement’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, you’ll see increased enforcement on the roads with zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.

The Searcy Police Department is asking for help with identifying the person in this photo. We would like to speak with him about using credit cards that do not belong to him. If you know who he is, please contact Detective Dangerfield at 501-207-5746.

The subjects in these photos are wanted for questioning in reference to breaking into several vehicles. If you can identify any of them, please contact the Searcy Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 501-279-1038

Searcy Police Chief Eric Webb has named Officer Todd Dewitt Officer of the Month for May. Officer DeWitt is an excellent example of cooperation, dedication, and personality needed within the Searcy Police Department. I am very proud of him and the job that he does for this community (Chief Webb). Todd Dewitt is a Patrolman for the Searcy Police Department. He was hired by SPD in May of 2007. Prior to that, he worked for the White County Sheriff's Office for one year. He is married and has three daughters, and one stepson. He has attended college at Arkansas State University- Beebe and Harding University. Dewitt is an SFST Instructor. He enjoys working as a Patrolman because it is "fun, rewarding, and not 'just a job'." Dewitt said being a police officer in Searcy "truly can feel like one of the best jobs out there."

Law Enforcement Torch Runners making their way to Searcy this morning. They will be coming through downtown Searcy at approximately 11am. This is the North end leg of Torch Runners. Tomorrow the "Final Leg" Torch Runners will make their way from the State Capital to Searcy for the Special Olympics State Games opening ceremonies.

CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN STARTS MAY 21 Searcy law enforcement will show zero tolerance Searcy, Arkansas—As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Americans. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations. To help keep drivers and passengers stay safe, Searcy Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 21 through June 3, concurrent with the busy travel season. “Buckling up is such a simple task that can keep you and your family safe in the car,” said Sergeant Steve Hernandez. “But it’s more than that. Buckling up is the law. Our law enforcement personnel see the consequences of not buckling up. We see the loss of life. Often, it could have been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt. This should be automatic.” “As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, we want to keep our community members safe, and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up,” said Sergeant Steven Hernandez. “If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider it a success.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half (48%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 56 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2016, more than half (52%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 40 percent were not buckled up. “If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits,” said Sergeant Steven Hernandez. “Help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time.” For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

Thank you to The Rock House for allowing us to do a Tip A Hero event and for supporting Special Olympics Arkansas! A big shout out to the Searcy Fire Department, NorthStar, & Arkansas State Police for coming out with us to raise money.

Congratulations to all of the 6th graders of Searcy Southwest Middle School for taking part and graduating Smart Choices Better Chances. Also, thank you to the Teachers and Administration for letting our Officers continue teaching this to the students. It's been another great year!

Searcy Police Announce Officer of the Month for April, 2018 Searcy Chief of Police Eric Webb has announced Officer Samuel Webb as Officer of the Month for April 2018. Chief Webb stated, “Working from the recommendation of Officer Webb’s direct supervisor and the agreement of my administrative staff, I am pleased to announce Officer Webb as the Officer of the month for April 2018. Officer Webb is a young officer with potential to achieve great things for the Searcy Police Department and the City of Searcy”. Sam Webb is a Patrolman for the Searcy Police Department. He was hired in January of 2016. Webb graduated from Searcy High School and has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He also has an Associate's degree in Sociology. Webb is married. Webb's favorite part of work at SPD is the people he works with. He said he enjoys being a police officer because "the job is different every day."

Tomorrow (April 28, 2018) from 10am-2pm Law Enforcement from the Searcy Police Department and White County Sheriff's Office will be partnering up with Harding University for a prescription drug take-back event. This will take place at the Ferrar Building located at Dr Jimmy Carr St and E Park Ave. Bring your expired or unwanted medications to be disposed of properly. Please bring medications and solid form such as pills or patches. No liquids or needles can be accepted. The reason for this is because the medications will be taken to an incinerator and they have requested that we bring no metal or liquid.

The Searcy Police Department will be hosting an Auxiliary Officer course (Qualifies Part Time I/II as well). The training will start on June 18, 2018 and will end on July 20, 2018. The training will be Monday-Friday (5pm-9pm) with one Saturday for firearms training. The Searcy Police Department is currently accepting applications for Auxiliary officers (Applications can be picked up at the Searcy PD). Applications will be accepted through May 20, 2018. There is no cost for the training. Below are the minimal standards to become an Auxiliary officer with SPD. -21 years of age. -High School Diploma/GED -Citizen of the United States. -Free of any Criminal Convictions (or any pending cases). -Valid Arkansas Driver’s License. -Must be able to pass a background, physical, and Psychological Examination. -Must attend and pass five week Auxiliary Officer Course. If you need the Auxiliary training and will be working for another department, you will need the following: -A letter from department head or designee on department letterhead explaining your position with the department. -The letter must have YOUR information on it. -A photo ID. Class size is limited. If you are approved through another agency to attend this training, please contact Sgt. Steve Hernandez @501-207-5753 to confirm your spot in the class.

Searcy Police Announce Officer of the Month for March 2018 Searcy Chief of Police Eric Webb has announced Officer Brian Fritts as Officer of the Month for March 2018. Chief Webb stated, “Officer Fritts is ready to take on any task assigned to him without hesitation or complaint. He gets along well with his fellow officers and is always ready to lend a helping hand”. Brian Fritts is a Patrolman for the Searcy Police Department. He was hired in November of 2015. Fritts graduated from Bald Knob High School. He earned an Associate's Degree from ASU-Beebe and a Criminal Justice Technical Degree from Southern Arkansas University-Tech. Fritts has one daughter and is proud to work at SPD. He enjoys being able to interact with the public.

Come out to The Rock House on May 10th to help support the Special Olympics Arkansas. Local first responders will be waiting tables for tips that will go to the Special Olympics Arkansas.

On April 12, 2018, the Administrative Staff of the Searcy Police Department honored officers recently promoted in a pinning ceremony held at Searcy City Hall. Honored were: Corporal Terri Lee, Corporal Corderro Earls, Sergeant Nick Darnell, Sergeant Daniel Johnson, and Lieutenant Scott Thomas. The Administrative Staff are proud of the officers promoted and look forward to working with them in their new roles.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Smith's family and the WCSO. Deputy Smith worked with us 2009-2013 and is still considered SPD family! RIP Lynn!

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: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8). 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.