Pope County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Pope County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: #3 Emergency Lane, Russellville, 72802 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 479-968-2558
Fax: (479) 968-6145

Pope County Sheriff's Office is located at #3 Emergency Lane, Russellville, 72802 AR. The Pope County Sheriff's Office phone number is 479-968-2558.

Pope County Sheriff's Office News

Another Scam to make you aware of! The most current report we have received states that the caller claims to be a representative of St. Mary’s hospital here in Russellville, and that the victim owed a balance which they wished to collect over the phone. As always, if you are unsure that the caller is who they say they are, hang up and call the business directly.

We have updated our Most Wanted list. If you have information on any of our Most Wanted call 968-2558. All information will remain confidential. http://popecoso.org/wanted.php

Deputy Hayden Saffold got to hand out some candy and stickers at Crow Mountain Baptist’s Trunk or Treat tonight. As always, it looks like he made a few more friends!

Sheriff Jones would like to remind everyone to be aware of all the children and adults who will be out Trick-or-Treating tonight and tomorrow night. If you find yourself driving after dark, please use extra caution for pedestrian traffic.

Deputy Fregia was in the City Mall recently when a young girl asked to see her handcuffs. The young girl and her sister had been playing with some toy handcuffs and she wanted to see some real ones. Deputy Fregia asked permission from the girl's grandparents and then fulfilled her request. Deputy Fregia very much enjoyed meeting this sweet girl! Thank you to Lindy's grandfather for sharing this story and these pictures.

We want to send a big “Thank You” to Benny Harris, who purchased this delicious strawberry cake at the Ala Carte event Tuesday night. This event is sponsored by Arkansas Children’s Foundation Circle of Friends benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Mr. Harris graciously donated the cake to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office for the employees to enjoy. Thank you Mr. Harris and thank you Circle of Friends for the outstanding work you do for the children of Arkansas.

Beginning October 18, 2018 the online inmate roster for the Pope County Sheriff’s Office will be down as we update our computer system. We apologize for any convenience and will have it back up and running as soon as possible.

Thank you Dr. Joe Cloud for providing BBQ lunch for all employees at the Pope County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center today!

We have recently taken multiple reports of mail being stolen from mailboxes in the Appleton and Hector area. Sheriff Jones would like to remind everyone to be mindful of placing checks and other outgoing mail in your mailbox unsecured. Anyone interested can also check into signing up for Informed Delivery through the U.S. Postal Service at the link below.

Sheriff Shane Jones was honored to present three local schools with grant checks from the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association for Red Ribbon Week. Center Valley Elementary $444.55 Russellville Upper Elementary 5th Grade $704.66 Crawford Elementary $1000.00 Sheriff Jones states that, “The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association strives to assist educators with their role in the lives of our young citizens, and this money will directly impact over 1200 students here in Pope County.”

We keep receiving reports of this scam. Please be aware and never give money or personal information over the phone! *****BEWARE***** There is a new scam in which the caller identifies himself as a deputy with the Pope County Sheriff's Office. The caller states there is a warrant for failure to report to jury duty. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION OR MONEY TO THIS PERSON. The sheriff's office will NEVER request money over the phone for a warrant and will never ask you to purchase a green dot card to take care of that warrant. Please stay alert and aware of those who wish to take your money!!!

When it came to some deputies attention that some of the local food boxes were empty or running low, employees at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office reached into their pockets to donate nonperishable food items.

Dont miss the Pope County Health Department free flu clinc.

Deputies joined students of Community Christian School bright and early this morning for their annual "See you at the Pole".

The Pope County Detention Center is accepting donations of SOFT BACK books for inmate reading material (excluding romance type books). Any donated books may be brought to the jail lobby. Any books deemed not appropriate for inmates will in return be donated.

Corrections Officer (CO) •The Pope County Detention Center is currently seeking applications for a MALE corrections officer. If you are interested, please pick up an application between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00 in the sheriff's office lobby.

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Shane Jones announces that on Monday, September 17, 2018, a multi-jurisdictional drug sweep took place. Throughout the course of the day, there were 54 individuals arrested and 25 of those had outstanding warrants. Seized during the operation were the following: 507 pounds of marijuana 43 marijuana plants 676 prescription pills 12 pounds of methamphetamine 9 firearms The total value of drugs seized is $2,054,660.00 Agencies participating in the action were: Franklin County SO Ozark PD Johnson County SO Clarksville PD Pope County SO Russellville PD Atkins PD Yell County SO Arkansas State Police 5th Judicial Drug Task Force Sheriff Jones wishes to thank all involved for their dedication in taking drugs off the street and adding a measure of safety to our communities. “As law enforcement officers, we are tasked with battling the enormous epidemic of drugs on the streets. Each arrest made and every pound of drugs seized sends the message that we are fed-up with seeing our citizens, young and old, succumbing to the evil of illicit drugs in our society”, stated Sheriff Jones.

Thanks to Rockline Industries for inviting us out to their family day events. We had a great time!

It was great seeing former Pope County Sheriff Jay Winters out at the Fair this week! Sheriff Winters has the distinction of being the longest serving Sheriff of Pope County.

You might remember seeing pictures of Charlie dropping goodies off for our deputies from time to time. Well, yesterday we got to return the favor! Deputies stopped by for Charlie’s Birthday Party at school and had a great time. Thanks to Community Christian School for letting us be a part of the party!

We had a visit today from two lovely ladies with the Area Agency on Aging. They brought fresh baked cookies for our employees to enjoy. Thank you to all those affiliated with Area Agency on Aging. What a great group of people!!

*****BEWARE***** There is a new scam in which the caller identifies himself as a deputy with the Pope County Sheriff's Office. The caller states there is a warrant for failure to report to jury duty. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION OR MONEY TO THIS PERSON. The sheriff's office will NEVER request money over the phone for a warrant and will never ask you to purchase a green dot card to take care of that warrant. Please stay alert and aware of those who wish to take your money!!!

Press Release On 8/27/18 at approximately 12:24PM an Arkansas Game and Fish Officer was assisting Pope County Sheriff’s Office on a report of a suspicious person in the 2000 block of Old Hwy 124 at Dollar General. While responding, deputies were notified that a citizen had called 911 stating that the Game and Fish officer was unconscious following an altercation with the suspect. On deputies arrival it was learned that the suspect had fled the scene on foot in the area, and a perimeter was set up by other responding units as a search of the area began. At approximately 2:40PM, the suspect, Jay Burgess, was located and taken into custody in the area of 3000 SR 124. Sheriff Shane Jones would like to thank all the local departments who assisted in locating the suspect. Russellville Police Department, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Tech University, Pottsville Police Department, Dover Marshall’s Office, London Police Department, Arkansas Highway Police, and Arkansas Game and Fish. The officer involved was transported by EMS and is reported to be in good condition.

**********UPDATE*************** Suspect is in custody! Thanks you all for sharing! Pope County Deputies along with other local law enforcement are conducting a manhunt in the area of SR124 and Weir Rd. The suspect in the photo, Jay Burgess, was last seen wearing grey sweat pants and a black tank top.

Good Monday morning! Today we are going to highlight Lt. Jeff Noyes. Lt. Noyes began his career in law enforcement as a reserve deputy in 1993 at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. In 2001 Lt. Noyes started his career with Pope County as a corrections officer where he served until being promoted to Patrol Deputy and later Patrol Sergeant. In 2010 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently supervises Patrol Deputies at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Noyes’ certifications include: Law Enforcement Professional Instructor, Taser Instructor, Radar Instructor, ALERRT Active Shooter Instructor, and Field Training Officer. Throughout his career Lt. Noyes has received the distinctions of Russellville Courier Democrat’s Best Police Officer of the year, and 2017 Arkansas Attorney General’s Pope County Officer of the Year. Lt. Noyes is a 1989 graduate of West Side High School, ALETA, and the Criminal Justice School of Law Enforcement Supervision.