Ouachita County is now under a burn ban!
Bearden Police Department is located at 10 North 2nd St, Bearden, 71720 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Mitchell Pate. The Bearden Police Department phone number is (870) 687-3413.
Ouachita County is now under a burn ban!
Bearden Police along with Ouachita County Sheriffs Office have had numerous reports of a group called Alder selling security systems. They are going door to door trying to sell the system. They have been advised to get proper permits! As of Thursday evening they still have not got a permit! Please notify Ouachita County Sheriffs Office if they come to your residence.
The Bearden Police Department, East Camden Police Department, and the Ouachita County Sheriff's Office got invited Thursday by Union Pacific to ride the trains that travel through Ouachita County. It was an honor and each agency learned about the safety of rail road crossings. It really opened our eyes to how many people actually try to beat the trains as they approach the crossings. To all citizens please respect the train crossing and abide by the laws that are set to protect everyone from getting into an accident with the trains. Trains seem like they are so far away and that we can beat them but when u step foot on the trains to see for yourself,it hits home as to how close you are to getting hit by a train.
The Bearden Police Department would like to thank Dollar General for helping us catch 2 of 3 subjects that have committed a series of thefts in Union County and at the Dollar General in Bearden.
The Bearden Police Department would like to thank Ashley and her Woodmen Life family for donating the American flag to us. The flag was placed downtown at the Gazebo
27-16-303. Driving while license cancelled, suspended, or revoked. (a) (1) Any person whose driver's license or driving privilege as a resident or nonresident has been cancelled, suspended, or revoked as provided in this act and who drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this state while the license or privilege is cancelled, suspended, or revoked is guilty of a misdemeanor. (2) Upon conviction, an offender shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two (2) days nor more than six (6) months, and there may be imposed in addition thereto a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500). (b) The Office of Driver Services, upon receiving a record of the conviction of any person under this section upon a charge of driving a vehicle while the license of such person was suspended, shall extend the period of the suspension for an additional like period and, if the conviction was upon a charge of driving while a license was revoked, the office shall not issue a new license for an additional period of one (1) year from and after the date such person would otherwise have been entitled to apply for a new license.
To the people of Bearden, we have set new rules within the Police Department. We understand that when you have been going by one rule for so long, it is hard to get use to going by a new rule. We apologize to anyone who does not like the new rule. PLEASE do not call City Hall or the Mayor when you want an officer to go to any location for any reason. We will not go until you call the Ouachita County Sheriff's Office Dispatch center. The dispatcher will call us over our airways and if we are not on duty, they will send an officer.The Sheriff's Office loves to back us up even when we are off duty, and we love to do the same for them. All agencies of Ouachita County go by this very same rule for a specific reason. People are calling the Mayor wanting officers to there location because they do not want to go through the Sheriff's Office. That is not fair to her because she is not a dispatcher. It is ok to call her about questions and concerns but not when you want officers to go places.It is not fair to city hall employees because they are not dispatchers and they have their own jobs to do. The sheriff's office number is 870-231-5300.If anyone does not understand the change, feel free to come to a City council meeting and I will be honored to answer your questions of why.
Everyone please remember to lock your doors when you get out of your vehicles. It use to be a time when we could leave our car doors unlocked and house doors open all night,no one would dare try to steal. We have a few guys and gals that sleep all day and are up early in the morning while people are getting rest to go work hard for everything that they have. They are going around the neighborhood checking car doors to see if they are unlocked. We know who you are and it's only a matter of time before you are caught
The Bearden Police Department would like to help you out. If you have a warrant in Bearden due to a traffic citation, you can bring us the money for the cost of the citation and we can easily drop your warrant. If you have a warrant in Bearden due to minor offenses, let's have a talk, we are willing to make a deal. Half price on old warrants or minor warrants, that's right HALF price. Come and see us at the Bearden Police Department or message us on our page for any questions about the offer. We understand that times are hard right now. Let's work together to continue to make Bearden a great city again. This is a limited time offer, Don't miss this great opportunity and blessings from the Bearden Police Department.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Forest City police officer Oliver Johnson and the Forest City Police Department during this time of loss. Officer Johnson lost his life after being shot in his home.
Check out these cool mood pencils that the Bearden Police Department purchased for the children at school. These mood pencils change colors to the heat of your finger.
Effective Immediately. All calls, emergency & non-emergency will be automatically transferred to the Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, even when the Bearden Police Department is on duty. The Sheriff's Office will now dispatch us to every call. You will now have to let dispatch know the nature of the call before officers are sent to your location. Reasoning for this decision is Officer Safety and it helps leave a great paper trail for both departments.
We’ve had a lot of complaints about ATV’s riding through town. The first encounter will be a warning the second will be a citation and the third will be a citation and towing of the atv. 27-21-106. Operation on public streets and highways unlawful It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an all-terrain vehicle upon the public streets and highways of this state, notwithstanding the fact that the vehicle may otherwise meet the equipment standards as set forth in 27-20-104, except under the following conditions and circumstances:
TROOP F INFORMATION - Drivers License Testing Sites will be CLOSED in the following locations for the rest of the week due to examiner illness: Warren - Wednesday March 7th Camden - Thursday March 8th Camden - Friday March 9th We apologize for the inconvenience, and if you need assistance finding another Testing Site please call Troop F Headquarters @ 870-226-3713
Did you know: 27-36-221. Auxiliary driving lights. It is unlawful to operate any motor vehicle on a public street or highway with any auxiliary driving lights on unless the lights are original equipment lighting installed by the vehicle manufacturer prior to the initial retail sale of the motor vehicle, fog lamps conforming to the provisions set forth in 27-36-214(b), auxiliary driving or passing lamps conforming to the provisions set forth in 27-36-214(c) and (d), or ornamental light-emitting diodes white lights conforming to the provisions set forth in 27-36
Well this will be one of the hardest post I've had to do. After many days of thinking and praying I've decided to take on a new position with another department. Tonight my letter of resignation as the Chief of Police was presented to the city council in a special meeting. This was a very hard decision for me and I've truly loved serving the citizens of Bearden as the Chief. There are some amazing people here who've stood behind me and this department and I want to say thank you! I hope the support will continue with the new Chief as well! A new Chief has been selected to take over and your new Chief is Jared Brownlee effective at midnight on on 03-02-2018. Brownlee has been serving as part time officer here in Bearden for 2 years now and is a full time deputy for Ouachita County. Most everybody knows him and he will do a great job and wants to keep the department moving in the direction we've been taking it. Please welcome him when you get the chance and support him through this transition. Officer Vaughan will continue his part time position under Brownlee and soon Brownlee will add Cedric Gregory to the open spot as the second part time officer. This is a great group of men and I know they will serve the people of Bearden well. Once again from the bottom of my heart I say thank you!!
Highway 203 has several bad spots along the highway out to highway 9 including the bridges.
Most roads are doing good since the sun came out. Just remember to use caution after dark in places where water is standing because it will quickly become ice. Also on highway 203 between county road 89 and county road 97 it is very slick. That area has stayed in the shade all day and will continue to be a bad spot. There are few places on 79 that are same way. Just use caution and slow down.
As you can imagine, the roads are not in great shape this morning. Please avoid getting out unless you just have to. The Ouachita County Sheriffs Office is offering rides for nurses and anyone going to dyalisis. The number to call is 870-231-5300. We hope everyone stays safe and warm!