Mountain Home Police Department

  • Agency: Mountain Home Police Department
  • Address: 424 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home, 72653 AR
  • Chief: Carry Manuel (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-425-6336
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Mountain Home Police Department is located at 424 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home, 72653 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Carry Manuel. The Mountain Home Police Department phone number is 870-425-6336.

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The Mountain Home Police Department is still accepting applications for two full-time officers. See original post for more information!

Recognize this guy?? If so, please call Investigator Mike Day at 870-425-6336 or e-mail mday@mtnhomepolice.com. Thanks for your help!

Mountain Home Police Department is seeking applications for a full-time Police Officer. Must have knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of law enforcement, criminal justice system, principles of self-defense, and the use of small arms. Must have the ability to handle weapons, exercise, self-defense, present expert testimony in a court of law, and to interpret and apply the provisions of the law, rules, or regulations to specific situations. Must have the ability to use and maintain associated equipment, communicate effectively orally and in writing, patrol assigned areas, conduct investigations, and enforce criminal and traffic laws. Qualifications: Must currently hold Arkansas certifications, or, be able to obtain certification by Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (not limited to but includes a physical agility test, a written examination, a physical examination, psychological examination, drug screen, background investigation, fingerprinted and proof of U.S. Citizenship). Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Applicants must meet or exceed all job qualifications. Applications may be obtained at the Mountain Home Police Department 424 West 7th St Mountain Home AR 72653 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The City of Mountain Home is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

This is a courtesy reminder that the discharge of fireworks within the city limits of Mountain Home are prohibited. The penalty for violation is a fine not less than $75.00 and no more than $200. Any exceptions must be permitted through the fire department with permits only being issued to certified pyrotechnics technicians. Police officers will respond to all calls of fireworks being discharged in the City.

The Mountain Home Police Department is seeking applications for two full-time School Resource Officers.

News | Mountain Home Police Department for 03/22/2018 -

MOUNTAIN HOME POLICE DEPARTMENT | MOUNTAIN HOME CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Citizens Police Academy Class #9 – 2018 Location: Mountain Home Police Department, MHCPAAA Room Dates: Monday, April 9th – May 7th Time: 6 pm – 8 pm Application Deadline is April 6, 2018 Class Schedule April 9th Welcome, Introductions, Police Department Overview, Law Enforcement Technology Utilized by MHPD, Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) April 16th: School Resource Officer Program and K9 Program April 23rd: Criminal Investigations and Patrol Operations April 30: Special Response Team and Drug Recognition Experts May 7th: Community Policing, Mountain Home Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, Final Q & A, Comments, and Graduation Purpose of the Citizens’ Police Academy The purpose of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to increase the participant’s knowledge of law enforcement, programs and operations utilized by the police department, and improve police-community relations. The class will highlight the daily operations of the department and is designed to give the class participants an overview of the responsibilities and challenges police officers face in delivering police services to our community. Graduates will experience a more interactive association with the police department, if they join the Mountain Home Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association after graduation. The alumni association is a major part of the department’s community policing efforts that are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. Requirements Class participants must be 18 years of age, free of criminal convictions, and complete an application. You may complete an application on-line at https://www.mtnhomepolice.com/citizens-police-academy-application/ or by visiting the police department at 424 West 7th Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Attendance is free of charge. For additional information about the program, call the Mountain Home Police Department (870-425-6336). Additional Information The class schedule is subject to change due to the demands and needs of the police department. Participants will be advised of any changes as soon as possible. A class coordinator, staffed by a current member of the Mountain Home Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, will serve as administrative support for the class, help coordinate activities outside of the classroom and offer any other assistance as needed.

Congratulations to the following for receiving 2016 yearly awards by the Mountain Home Police Department, presented by Chief Carry Manuel. Zach Ables - 2016 Reserve / Part Time Officer of the Year Jocelyn Gonten - 2016 Civilian Employee of the Year Rodney Wiggins - 2016 Officer of the Year

Recently, the Twin Lakes Gun Club purchased and on 7/27/2017 delivered 10 new bulletproof vests to the police department. The vests will be utilized by the department’s Special Response Team (SRT) and they replace body armor that has been used for the last 16 years. The SRT is a team of officers who respond to situations that require special equipment and tactics. We appreciate the generous donation by the Twin Lakes Gun Club, so we can better protect our officers and serve our community. Pictured and presenting the body armor to the police department are President Floyd Lee and Vice President Elka King of the Twin Lakes Gun Club. SRT members and the police chief accepted the donation. The donation was made possible by members of the Twin Lakes Gun Club including individual members, Minute Mechanic, DeAtley Dental Care, McBride Rehabilitation Group, Training at Barren Creek, and Classic Chevy Club. The costs for the new body armor totaled $5,650.

Reminder of Class and room is still available for applicants The Mountain Home Police Department’s ninth annual Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on May 1, 2017. The six-week program will be held one night per week, meeting for two hours on Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mountain Home Police Department. Attendees must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and be free of criminal convictions. There is no cost to the participants and attendance is limited to 20 people. The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to increase the participant’s knowledge of law enforcement, operations of the police department and improve police-community relations. Graduates will have a more interactive association with the police department and are eligible to join the Mountain Home Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and participate in their meetings and activities. The alumni association is a major part of the police department’s community policing efforts which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. The program will cover the major aspects of daily operations at the police department and is designed to give the academy participants an overview of the responsibilities and challenges faced by the different divisions within the department. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Baxter County District Court and the Baxter County Detention Center, as well as ride- along with the patrol division. There will also be time devoted to questions and answers throughout the program. You may complete an application by visiting the Mountain Home Police Department at 424 w. 7th St. or submit one online through the departments Website at www.mtnhomepolice.com and clicking E-Police For more information call the police department at 425-6336 or call Sgt. Tom Canta at 508-4553. Citizen Police Academy Class Schedule 2017-Class #9 Location: Police Department, 424 West 7th St., Mountain Home, Arkansas Time: 6 pm – 8 pm Class #1 Monday, May 1, 2017: Welcome, Introduction, Law Enforcement, Technology and Patrol Overview Class #2 Monday, May 8, 2017: Drug Recognition Experts (D.R.E.) Class #3 Monday, May 15, 2017: School Resource Officer(S.R.O.) Class #4 Monday, May 22, 2017: Special Response Team (S.R.T.) Patrol and S.R.O. K-9 Class #5 Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.) Class #6 TBA: Firearms Demo and Exercise Class #7 Monday, June 5, 2017: Mountain Home Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Presentation, Graduation Tour of the Baxter County Detention Center will be arranged. Ride Along with Patrol Officer-As Scheduled District Court-Any Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Perrigo Animal Health Provide Ultimate Protection for Mountain Home Police Patrol K-9 OMAHA, Neb. – PetArmor®, a flea and tick brand of Perrigo Animal Health, helped to protect Mountain Home Police Department K9 by donating a bullet- and stab-protective vest. In most cases, law enforcement agencies do not have the budget to purchase K-9 protective vests because they cost $1,050.00 each. As a result, police dogs are left unprotected while fighting crime. In partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit organization that provides bullet- and stab-protective vests to police departments nationwide, since 2013, Perrigo Animal Health has donated more than 75 police dog vests to date. The Mountain Home Police Department donation is benefiting the team listed below: • Officer Jonathan Griffin and K9 Benga To obtain more information about Perrigo Animal Health’s partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, visit petarmor.com/vested-interest. About Perrigo Animal Health Perrigo Animal Health is a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), a leading global manufacturer of over-the-counter healthcare products. Comprised of Sergeant’s, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty retailers. For more information, visit perrigoanimalhealth.com. About Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity located in East Taunton, Mass., whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab- protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 officers. President Sandy Marcal began working with law enforcement agencies in 2000 to coordinate efforts between various law enforcement agencies, vest sponsorships, fundraising events and the media within Massachusetts. In 2011, efforts were expanded to assist police dogs throughout the U.S. Over 2300 law enforcement dogs in all 50 states have received ballistic body armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Learn more at www.vik9s.org. About Officer Jonathan Griffin and K-9 Benga Officer Jonathan Griffin has been employed by the Mountain Home Police Department since June 2005 and Benga since May 2010. When Benga’s prior K-9 handler left employment with the Mountain Home Police Department, Officer Jonathan Griffin became Benga’s new K-9 handler during February 2012. Since then, both have worked the streets of Mountain Home as a team providing officer safety, making drug arrests, tracking suspects, and making appearances for public demonstration of the program. The K-9 team assists other area law enforcement agencies when requested. The police department appreciates the donation of a protective vest for our K-9 Benga by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Carry Manuel Chief of Police Picture: Officer Jonathan Griffin and K-9 Benga

We need your help! Please call 870-425-6336 and speak to Investigator Day if you can help us identify this person and/or vehicle. Thank you in advance.

Mountain Home Police Department The Mountain Home Police Department’s ninth annual Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on May 1, 2017. The six week program will be held one night per week, meeting for two hours on Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mountain Home Police Department. Attendees must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and be free of criminal convictions. There is no cost to the participants and attendance is limited to 20 people. The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to increase the participant’s knowledge of law enforcement, operations of the police department and improve police-community relations. Graduates will have a more interactive association with the police department and are eligible to join the Mountain Home Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and participate in their meetings and activities. The alumni association is a major part of the police department’s community policing efforts which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. The program will cover the major aspects of daily operations at the police department and is designed to give the academy participants an overview of the responsibilities and challenges faced by the different divisions within the department. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Baxter County District Court and the Baxter County Detention Center, as well as ride- along with the patrol division. There will also be time devoted to questions and answers throughout the program. You may complete an application by visiting the Mountain Home Police Department at 424 w. 7th St. or submit one online through the departments Website at www.mtnhomepolice.com. For more information call the police department at 425-6336 or call Sgt. Tom Canta at 508-4553. Citizen Police Academy Class Schedule 2017-Class #9 Location: Police Department, 424 West 7th St., Mountain Home, Arkansas Time: 6 pm – 8 pm Class #1 Monday, May 1, 2017: Welcome, Introduction, Law Enforcement, Technology and Patrol Overview Class #2 Monday, May 8, 2017: Drug Recognition Experts (D.R.E.) Class #3 Monday, May 15, 2017: School Resource Officer(S.R.O.) Class #4 Monday, May 22, 2017: Special Response Team (S.R.T.)Patrol and S.R.O. K-9 Class #5 Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.) Class #6 TBA: Firearms Demo and Exercise Class #7 Tuesday, June 5, 2017:Mountain Home Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Presentation, Graduation Tour of the Baxter County Detention Center will be arranged. Ride Along with Patrol Officer-As Scheduled District Court-Any Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

October 27, 2016 On 10/26/2016, officers responded to a local hotel to investigate a complaint of illegal drug activity and serve outstanding felony arrest warrants. Officers did not locate the individuals with outstanding arrest warrants, but they did locate individuals involved in illegal drug activity. Officers found two female suspects in a hotel room with drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and money. One male suspect was located on the hotel parking lot in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. After the suspects were arrested and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center, jail personnel found additional methamphetamine hidden by one of the females. The following charges were filed: LYNN L MILLER, 33 of Mountain • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose to Deliver (methamphetamine), class A felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, class B felony • Furnishing, Possessing, or using Prohibited Articles, class B felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to use Drug Paraphernalia, class D felony ASHLEY M BIRDSONG, 38 of Mountain Home • Use or Possession with the Intent to use Drug Paraphernalia, class D felony WESLEY R BARGER, 34 of Mountain Home • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), class C felony • Distribution near Certain Facilities, an unclassified felony enhancement • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose to Deliver (methamphetamine), class B felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to use Drug Paraphernalia to Distribute Methamphetamine, class B felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, class D felony • Resisting Arrest, class A misdemeanor The three suspects were incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with the following bonds set: WESLEY R BARGER $30,000; LYNN L MILLER $50,000; ASHLEY M BIRDSONG $2,500 On 10/26/2016, police conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. KIRK BOZEN, 38 of Mountain Home was identified as the operator of the vehicle. The following charges were filed: • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose to Deliver (methamphetamine), class B felony • Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) • Use or Possession with the Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor KIRK BOZEN was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with bond set at $10,0

Lunch at the Mountain Home office of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative -thank you for the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day lunch and "Back the Badge" NAEC caps.

We appreciate the Sons of Confederate Veterans for providing a great breakfast for law enforcement on August 18th at the American Legion Post. The day was proclaimed Sons of Confederate Veterans' National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The Mountain Home Police Department would like to extend a huge 'THANK YOU' to the Promise Land Bible Church for the delicious lunch they provided our entire department today! We are most humbled by the dozens of members that came to the Police Department from Promise Land Bible Church to say a special prayer that we might all go home safe each and every night. Your support does not go unnoticed and that is why the Twin Lakes community and the organizations and citizens within it make this the greatest area to continue to protect and serve.

On behalf of the officers, communicators, and administrative staff of the Mountain Home Police Department, we give great thanks to area citizens, businesses, and organizations. We appreciate the support given to us in the way of prayers, kind words, thank you cards, food, and drinks. Due to the recent attacks on law enforcement, especially in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Kansas City, Kansas, your kindness is overwhelming. Going forward, we will continue serving with pride as we serve a great and wonderful community full of caring people. I hope we meet your expectations. We shall always strive to do our best. Please pray for us, our community, and our country. Best wishes, Members of MHPD

On July 16 at 10:18 pm, police responded to a domestic violence call at a residence on West 6th Street. It was reported two women had been assaulted, a mother and her daughter. The suspect is the daughter’s boyfriend. Officers learned that the daughter, 44 of Mountain Home and suspect were arguing. The suspect, ARTHUR MELVIN, 46 of Mountain Home, had pushed and tore the shirt of the victim. The mother, 66 of Mountain Home, arrived and witnessed the suspect grab her daughter by the throat and she then struck MELVIN with a stick attempting to free her daughter. MELVIN then pushed the two woman out of the residence. The residence is owned by the daughter and gave permission for officers to enter the residence. MELVIN locked the doors to the residence and refused officer’s multiple requests to open the door. Officers continued attempts to speak with MELVIN, but he yelled at and cursed the officer’s multiple times. Officers were able to gain access to the residence and the suspect was tased as he continued to refuse to obey verbal commands of officers. He was charged with 3rd Degree Domestic Battery and incarcerated in the Baxter County jail with bond set at $1,000. Carry Manuel Chief of Police

On 7/11/2016, Mountain Home police investigators arrested DAVID LEWIS Jr., 32 of Midway. The arrest resulted from an investigation into several complaints of theft and forgery. LEWIS created several checks with his laptop computer and printer and cashed the checks at 6 area businesses. LEWIS also created a false prescription in the name of another person which was presented to a local pharmacy. The laptop computer that was used to create the fraudulent checks and prescription was reported stolen from one of the local businesses. LEWIS was arrested in Flippin with the assistance of several local and state law enforcement agencies. He was incarcerated in the Marion County jail with bond set at $100,000 on Mountain Home’s charges. He was also arrested on charges from other agencies. Carry Manuel, Chief