Decatur Police Department

  • Agency: Decatur Police Department
  • Address: 185 N Main St, Decatur, 72722 AR
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 479-752-3911
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Decatur Police Department is located at 185 N Main St, Decatur, 72722 AR. The Decatur Police Department phone number is 479-752-3911.

Decatur Police Department News

Don't forget to come out tomorrow and honor our Veterans

The ladies at the bank dressed up as bank robbers today so we got to play cops and robbers. Everyone be safe tonight and watch for pedestrians. Have a happy Halloween.

Chief Joe Savage and Officer Andy Adams serving the Students of Decatur Northside Elementary School for National Lunch Week.

The application process has been closed. Thanks to all who showed interest in the position.

Thank you to Protecting K9 Heroes for the donation.

Our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences go out to the officers and their families from the Florence County Police Department and Sheriffs Department in South Carolina, who were shot yesterday during a search warrant. Police Officer Terrence Carraway, a 30 year veteran of the Florence Police Department, was shot a killed while providing assistance to the wounded officers who were caught in the gunfire. In 2018 alone, over 110 law enforcement officers have lost their lives in the line of duty while protecting the communities they served. #NeverForget

Tonight as we lay down and prepare for the day ahead, I encourage everyone to think about September 11, 2001. We will see pictures and statements made, but I want you to truly think about the day. Remember how you felt as you witnessed the Twin Towers fall. Think about the 343 Firefighters, 70 Law Enforcement Officers, and 9 EMS that perished trying to help those in the buildings. Recall the months ahead of sifting through debris looking for loved ones, hoping for the miracle of finding survivors. With those thoughts in your mind, understand that our differences do not matter. Our race does not matter. We are not defined by our differences. It is how we are alike that matters. Our actions define us. We are AMERICANS. That day we remembered that. Never Forget

Raise your hand if you wanna keep your valuables! To help ensure you keep what’s yours, secure your property and lock your doors every night by 9PM. Always call your local police and report any suspicious activity that you may observe. #9PMROUTINE

It saddens me to inform you that last night the City Of Decatur lost a great man. He was a former Mayor, Councilman, and friend to this city. His insight, compassion, and companionship will be sorely missed. Whether it was in the Gallery Cafe, Decatur State Bank, or just around town, he was always willing to extend a smile and handshake to brighten anyone's day. Whether you knew him by "Mr. Bill", or Mayor Bill the City of Decatur will be a lesser place without his presence, and Heaven is now richer for having him. Our thoughts, prayers and condolence rest with the Montgomery Family.

Did you know 90% of children who are placed in car seats are NOT properly restrained. Are your children part of that 90%? Are you questioning yourself? If you know someone who has children under the age of 13, please share this with them. Everyone needs to be confident that there children are safe in the back seat!!! 27-34-104 - Child Passenger Protection Act Every driver of a motor vehicle who transports a child under fifteen (15) years of age, shall while the vehicle is in motion and operated on a public road, street, or highway, properly place, maintain, and secure the child in a child passenger restraint system properly secured to the vehicle and meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards. A child who is less than six (6) years of age and who weighs less than sixty pounds (60 lbs)shall be restrained in a child passenger safety seat properly secured to the vehicle. If a child is at least six (6) years of age or at least sixty pounds (60 lbs) in weight, a safety belt properly secured to the vehicle shall be sufficient. Although the law states after 6 years of age children can get out of a child passenger safety seat, we recommend that they still be in one, according to their weight and height. Listed below are the proper seat for each age group:: Birth to 12 months: A child under the age of one always rides rear-facing, or facing the back of the car. These children can ride in a rear-facing only carrier, a convertible car seat, or an all-in-one car seat. 1 to 3 years: Children should continue to ride rear-facing as long as possible. This is the safest way for children to ride in a motor vehicle. They should stay in the rear-facing car seat until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by that seat for rear-facing, until at least age 2. These children ride in a rear-facing-only carrier, a convertible car seat, or an all-in-one car seat. 4 to 7 years: Children should ride in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until they reach the upper weight or height limit of that car seat. The top tether should always be used when forward facing, unless the weight limit has been reached. These children ride in a convertible or a combination car seat. 8 to 12 years: Children should use a high back booster or a backless booster when they have outgrown the forward facing seat with a harness until they can properly fit a seat belt. Boosters are used with lap and shoulder seat belts only. 13 years and up: Children should only move to a lap and shoulder seat belt when they properly fit. By proper fit, the shoulder belt must lay flat on the shoulder, the lap belt portion stays low on the hips (not the stomach), and the child's knees should bend over the seat with their feet touching the floor. Children should not be front seat passengers until they are at least 13 years old.

Lock your vehicle and residence doors, leave exterior residence lights on at night or utilize motion detecting lights, remove your valuables from your car, and report all crime and suspicious activity! #9PMROUTINE

The Decatur Police Department will have saturation patrols beginning August 17 to September 2nd. This effort is part of the Drive Sober or get Pulled over campaign designed to educate, identify and apprehend drunk drivers. For more information on the Drive Sober or get Pulled over campaign visit trafficsafetymarketing.gov or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501)-618-8136.

The Gravette Police Department is requesting your assistance in the identification of an unidentified male that broke into Teasley Drug on Monday, August 13, 2018, and stole several prescription pill bottles. If you recognize the subject or have any additional information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Handle at 479-787-5911.

For those that don’t know, school starts up this week! Please ensure you take extra care and time in the mornings and afternoons when school buses are around as well as in the school zones. Also, remember to not be using your phones in all school zones while driving. Not only is is dangerous to children, but it’s against the law. Let’s work together to ensure our children’s return to school is a safe one.

🛑🚨 FLASHING RED, KIDS AHEAD! 🚨🛑 With the school year quickly approaching, the Decatur Police Department is putting out some friendly reminders to help keep our kids safe! Arkansas State Statute 27-51-1004 Passing when stopped prohibited states: When a school bus stops and displays its alternating red warning lights for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers, EVERY operator of a motor vehicle or motorcycle meeting or overtaking the school bus from any direction shall bring the motor vehicle or motorcycle to a complete stop before reaching the school bus. The operator of the motor vehicle or motorcycle shall not start up or attempt to pass in any direction until the school bus vehicle has finished receiving or discharging its passengers and is in motion again. The safety of our children is of the utmost importance! According to Arkansas State Statutue 27-51-1001 Penalty, any party who violates any of the provisions of this subchapter shall upon conviction be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 or confined in the county jail not to exceed 90 days or both fined and imprisoned. In addition to the penalties so prescribed, the court may order community service for not more than 400 hours and shall suspend the person's driver's license for a period of not less than 21 days nor more than 1 year. For more information on school bus safety, visit the Arkansas Department of Education at http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/communications/flashing%20red.%20kids%20ahead. Thanks for helping us keep our kids safe!

Arkansas State Police K9 Hemi was shot and killed during the apprehension of a suspect on July 30, 2018 in Mississippi County. Our hearts go out to Hemi’s handler, family and the Arkansas State Police.

Lock your vehicle and residence doors, leave exterior residence lights on at night or utilize motion detecting lights, remove your valuables from your car, and report all crime and suspicious activity! #9PMROUTINE

The 65th ANNUAL DECATUR BARBEUE adds Fireworks to the program!!! A local company is sponsoring Fireworks for the 65th Decatur BBQ. Saturday August 4th.

It is that season. Don't be a victim and lock your vehicles.

Its about that time again! We wanted to make sure everyone knows the city ordnance on fireworks. The only days your allowed to shoot fireworks are July 3rd noon- 10pm, and July 4th noon-midnight. Anyone caught shooting fireworks on any other day or time named above can receive a citation. Officer's will be patrolling looking for individuals shooting fireworks after hours. We want everyone to have a happy 4th of July and please be safe!

The Decatur Police Department will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from June 29 until July 8, 2018. During this time, our officers will be working overtime to make sure that everyone is safe from DWI drivers. Please expect increased enforcement and a zero tolerance for anyone who is caught driving while intoxicated.