Gentry Police Department

  • Agency: Gentry Police Department
  • Address: 628 E. 3rd St, Gentry, 72734 AR
  • Chief: Keith Smith (Chief of Police)
Phone: (479) 736-8400
Fax: (479) 736-2140
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Gentry Police Department is located at 628 E. 3rd St, Gentry, 72734 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Keith Smith. The Gentry Police Department phone number is (479) 736-8400.

Gentry Police Department News

NOW HIRING - PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER 628 East 3rd Street, Gentry, Arkansas 72734 Office: (479) 736-8400 Fax: (479) 736-2140 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Gentry, Arkansas, is accepting applications for the positions of Part-Time and Reserve Police Officer. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 YOA, possess a valid driver's license and meet, or be able to meet, all minimum standards requirements, as set forth by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Applicants chosen for further review will undergo a thorough personal/professional background investigation, and interview process. Applications will be accepted until 11-12-2018 or the positions are filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For further information, contact Gentry Police at 479-736-2651. Applications can be found on our website.

Hey Folks, Today the GPD honored our fallen brothers and sisters from fire departments all across our great nation who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. The United States of America-Red Line Flag flew at half mast over our PD from sunrise to sunset in honor of those brave men and women, for the Fallen Firefighters' Memorial Service. Regrettably, I did not get a photo for this post but it looked great. I want to say thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve our nation, state, community and the City of Gentry. God Bless You All! Chief Smith

We had a great time visiting with Gentry citizens at Coffee With A Cop!

Hey Folks, Gentry Police Officers will be on hand this Wednesday morning, October 3rd, 8am-10am, at the Gentry Senior Activity Center for our first ever “Coffee With A Cop” event. For those of you who may not be familiar with the Senior Center, it is located at 121 East Main St., across from the Council and Court building. We hope you will stop by and visit with us about matters important to you as our citizens and have some free coffee. Knowing your officers and us knowing our citizens is the best way to know what is going on around town and no one can give us better information about that than you. Even if you don’t have something specific to visit with us about, this is a great opportunity to get to know your officers, have some good conversation and enjoy what we hope will be a good time for all. I hope to see you there. Thanks, Chief Smith

Hey All...August 24th, at 9 am, many of our Gentry students will get to attend an important program at Gentry High School, concerning the Opioid problem facing our country and our community. That night, beginning at 7 pm, many local businesses, civic groups and city and public safety officials will be in attendance for session two. BMX professional and former BMX Olympic Coach, Tony Hoffman, will be here to visit with our kids and community about the Opioid problem facing our country and our community and will share his personal story. Thank you to Gentry Superintendant, Mrs. Metz and the Gentry Public School system, City of Gentry, Gentry Chamber of Commerce and many corporate sponsors for making this event happen. We hope to see you there to fill that room and share in this important message. Chief Smith

The school year is off to a great start! Although we always expect some traffic issues on the first week of school, I think it went relatively smooth, for the most part. I know the "no left turn" sign at the Primary/Middle School entrance is a bit of an inconvenience, but bear with us, that is only temporary. As many of you saw, we had Gentry Officers at each of the campuses greeting the students as they arrived this morning. Increased officer presence at our schools is something we are working diligently to try to implement this year. I think we can all agree that our children are our greatest and most important assets. We want them to feel comfortable and safe while attending school. We also got some great pictures of Safety Pup greeting the kids at the Primary School with waves, handshakes, high fives, and knuckles. He might have even got a hug or two.....

Hey Folks, as many of you know, we start school in Gentry next Monday, the 13th. With that, especially for the first week in the mornings and afternoons, there will be a lot of pedestrian and vehicle traffic at and near the schools and also, any streets where kids walking or biking to school will cross our highways or streets. Please drive slowly and safely and observe all posted speed limits. As some may know, we take a very tight stance on speeding in school zones and those are very expensive charges. For those of you who personally deliver your kids to school, leave an extra ten to fifteen minutes early so there will generally be no need to "hurry" just a bit. Every year we work multiple bus passing violations. These offenses carry a heavy fine and mandatory suspension of driving privilieges and we would hate to see anyone suffer those consequences. We would hate even more to see our children injured by careless driving habits while they are on a bus or, loading or unloading from a bus. We would like also, to remind everyone that using a cell phone except handsfree, or other social media in a school zone is illegal. Drivers under 18 years of age are not allowed to use cell phones or other social media in any form at all. We are looking forward to having a great 2018-19 school year and we want it to be as safe and fun for our children as we can help it to be. We hope everyone has a great year. Gentry PD

Happy July 4th to Gentry USA!!! We hope you are all having a great safe holiday. Come see us all day and evening at the Gentry City Park for all the food, fun, music, festivities and fire works. Please remember to leave your dogs at home unless they are a "service dog." No "comfort (emotional support) dogs" or "therapy dogs" are allowed at the park today at any time. If you bring them, you will be required to leave the park with them. Also, no other animals, birds or reptiles Of any kind are allowed unless they are part of one of the approved attractions. Hope yo see you here later

Hey folks...we hope you're having a great summer. I'm sure the kiddos have a lot of free time on their hands and probably use social media to stay in touch with friends. Thinking about how much the kids are probably on their phones, tablets, etc., here are some helpful tips for you to manage those activities. 1. Help your child understand that he/she does not own the phone; it is yours because you bought it and pay the bill. Use of a cell phone is a privilege, not a right. The kids should answer calls from Mom or Dad immediately. 2. Always know your child's passwords and reserve the right to review any content on the phone, for their safety and your peace of mind. 3. Do not allow your child to join any social media site without your approval and if allowed, stress the importance of being kind and not posting messages that are untrue, hurtful or inappropriate. 4. Make sure your child understands that everything they post online is there FOREVER. Let them know that sending/ receiving inappropriate photos of themselves or anyone else will not be tollerated, could be illegal and could ruin their lives for many years to come. 5. Depending on the age of your child, enforce a no-phones at the dinner table, whether at home or in a restaurant, restrict the amount of time your child may play games or browse social media and consider having a set time each night that you child must turn off the phone or turn it over to you personally. 6. Lastly, create an open environment where mistakes are constructively discussed but, let your child know there will be consequences for breaking the rules. We hope these tips will prove useful to you and your kids. Thanks, Chief

Happy second day of summer folks. With the July 4th holiday approaching, I'm sure many of you have noticed (or your little ones have) that fireworks are now on sale. Please remember to be safe with fireworks of all types and always supervise the younger kids when they are handling them. That said, the City of Gentry allows fireworks only on July 4th, between the hours of 8am and midnight. No airborne fireworks are allowed at any time including fountains if they fire off a round into the air. Be alert for trash leftover from your fireworks and pick it up as soon as possible so it doesn't get blown around the neighborhoods. Lastly fireworks are not allowed on any city properties. I hope you all have a great safe July 4th holiday and we hope to see you at the city fireworks celebration throughout the day. Chief Smith

NOW HIRING - POLICE OFFICER 628 East 3rd Street, Gentry, Arkansas 72734 Office: (479) 736-8400 Fax: (479) 736-2140 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Gentry, Arkansas, is accepting applications for the positions of Full-Time and Part-Time Police Officer. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 YOA, possess a valid driver's license and meet, or be able to meet, all minimum standards requirements, as set forth by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Applicants chosen for further review will undergo a thorough personal/professional background investigation, and interview process. Applications will be accepted until 07-02-2018 or the positions are filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For further information, contact Gentry Police at 479-736-2651. Applications can be found on our website.

NOW HIRING - POLICE OFFICER 628 East 3rd Street, Gentry, Arkansas 72734 Office: (479) 736-8400 Fax: (479) 736-2140 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Gentry, Arkansas, is accepting applications for the positions of Full-Time and Part-Time Police Officer. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 YOA, possess a valid driver's license and meet, or be able to meet, all minimum standards requirements, as set forth by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Applicants chosen for further review will undergo a thorough personal/professional background investigation, and interview process. Applications will be accepted until 06-15-2018 or the positions are filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For further information, contact Gentry Police at 479-736-2651. Applications can be found on our website www.gentryarkansas.us.

City of Gentry 101 W. Main St. Gentry, AR 72734 (479) 736-2555 www.gentryarkansas.us Fireworks in Gentry, City Ordinance Sec. 58-6 Sale of Fireworks within City limits. (a) Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, set off, ignite or otherwise explode any firecrackers or other fireworks by whatever name called within the city limits; provided that the use of fireworks for public display shall be exempt from the restrictions herein upon the certification of the fire chief that the display does not pose a fire danger or would be disruptive of the public peace and tranquility. (b) Permissible items of fireworks, defined in A.C.A. § 20-22-708 may be sold at retail from June 20 through July 10 of each year. Any seller of such fireworks shall first obtain a privilege license from the city. (c) Roman candles, rockets, helicopter type rockets, bottle rockets or other air borne fireworks of any nature shall not be discharged within the city limits. Other non-airborne fireworks may be discharged on private property within the city limits of the city between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 am midnight on the Fourth of July. (d) The discharge of such fireworks shall not occur in the event a burn ban is in effect in the county on the Fourth of July. Nor shall such fireworks be discharged upon any street, road, alley, parking lot or other public property; within any park; nor within 600 feet of any church, public school or establishment at which gasoline is sold; nor within 200 feet of where fireworks are stored, sold or offered for sale. (e) No person shall ignite or discharge any permissible articles of fireworks within or throw the fireworks from a motor vehicle while therein, nor shall any person place or throw any ignited article of fireworks into or at a motor vehicle or at or near any person or group of people. (Ord. No 03-516, §§ 1-5, 6-1-03) Primary Rules of Ordinance: (a) Fireworks may be used on July 4th only; between 8:00 am – 12:00 am midnight. (b) No airborne fireworks at any time. (c) Put out trash from fireworks immediately. (d) No fireworks on any city owned property (includes streets, alleys, parks etc.)

The Gentry Police Department is paying tribute to all of the fallen police officers across the United States. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to the families of the officers who gave thier lives to protect all of us.

GPD is at Harps today for the Arkansas Prescription Drug take-back event! You got old meds and don’t know how to get rid of them? Bring them to us. We will take them off your hands.

Thank you Ozark Off Road Club and President Ralph Bartley, for stopping by GPD on Saturday, April 21st. We appreciate the gift bags for the officers and your support for law enforcement across the area. Chief Smith

Sgt. Clay Stewart was awarded 2018 Gentry Citizen of the Year at the Gentry Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet. Clay is a Sergeant in the Gentry Police Department and is second in command. Clay started with the Gentry PD in 2001 and quickly rose through the ranks. He has given a lot to the department and goes far and above for our city every day. Clay's dedication doesn't stop with the Gentry Police Department and the city of Gentry. Clay has been a dedicated volunteer coach for our youth since 1997. He volunteer-coached softball at the Gentry High School from 2011-2014 and is now the head coach of the Texas Glory NWA’04 girls softball team. This team was formed in 2014 and was called Gentry Pride. This group of young ladies has traveled all over the country representing Gentry and winning many national titles with Clay as their coach. Clay and his wife Valerie travel many miles and spent many nights sleeping in the camper while coaching and supporting these girls. They sacrificed vacations, personal time, money and family time to coach and travel with the team. What is so special about Clay is the incredible work ethic and attitude he expects and receives from the young ladies he works with. This work ethic he demands is what has put his team on the top at many of these competitions. Even if the girls lost a game, which didn't happen often, his girls always showed respect and represented Gentry in a very honorable way. This is a sign of a quality individual and a great coach. Keith H. Smith Chief

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Gentry, Arkansas, is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time, Part-Time and Reserve Police Officers. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 YOA, possess a valid driver's license and meet, or be able to meet, all minimum standards requirements, as set forth by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Applicants chosen for further review will undergo a thorough personal/professional background investigation, and interview process. Applications will be accepted until 03/21/2018 or until the positions are filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For further information, contact the Gentry Police Department at 479-736-2651. Applications can be found on our website www.gentryarkansas.us.