Cammack Village Police Department

  • Agency: Cammack Village Police Department
  • Address: 2710 N McKinley St, Little Rock, 72207 AR
  • Chief: Peter Powell (Chief of Police)
Phone: 501-663-8267
Fax: 501-664-4376
Email:

Cammack Village Police Department is located at 2710 N McKinley St, Little Rock, 72207 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Peter Powell. The Cammack Village Police Department phone number is 501-663-8267.

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Unfortunately, K9 Ranger did not win any grant money , but on behalf of Chief Powell, thank you all who took time to vote ! It was greatly appreciated considering everyone is so very busy! Here’s some background information on this wonderful duo: • Chief Powell and Ranger have been fighting crime in Cammack together for 5 years . Chief Powell had a previous partner K9 Tango ( EOW July 2012) • They are trained and certified as a team by the State of Arkansas and the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association in criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking, article/building search, and narcotic detection. • K9 Ranger is trained to locate the odor of five different narcotic substances: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, MDMA-Ecstasy. • In Ranger’s time in service, he has assisted local and federal officers in the seizure of over 79 Lbs of Marijuana , 9 Lbs of Cocaine , 22 Lbs of Methamphetamine, and 2 Lbs of Heroin, as well as $220,000 of criminally derived proceeds. • Cammack’s K9 program is funded solely through Chief Powell , donations , and a small percentage of drug seizure money. • No city funds are used for the care and maintenance of K9 Ranger • For more information on the K9 program or if you would like to make a donation, please email the Chief :chiefpowell@cammackvillage.org Thank you for the support of our great Villagers ! Stay safe!

Halloween safety tips and treats. The Cammack Village Police Department wants to help your kids have a safe Halloween with a few safety tips: • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. • Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets. • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. • Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. (Treat – Try adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags) • Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats. • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. • Teach children to say “NO!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them.

Thanks to the support of our community the Cammack Village Police Department has officially been nominated for the 2018 Aftermath K9 Grant! ..............But ......................VICTORY is not certain. Go VOTE! Encourage everyone to vote between October 18th (tomorrow!) and November 2nd. You can vote every 12 hours at: https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant and, if you have an Instagram account, once daily on our K9 posts (@AftermathK9Grant). Canine Ranger has served the city of Cammack Village and surrounding police agencies from 2013 to date. He has been responsible for the apprehension of several violent felons. The location of close to a hundred pounds of Marijuana, 9 pounds of Cocaine, 22 pounds of Methamphetamine and over an ounce of Heroin. Please take a minute to cast your vote in support of the Cammack Village Police K9 Unit .

Chief Powell gives a presentation to local scout groups.

Traffic detour - Thursday 10/11/18 Mckinley between Waverly and Brentwood will closed to traffic between the hours of 3:30 and 8:00 pm. Jefferson Elementary will be hosting their Fall Carnival . Come join the fun .

Auto Burglary is a Crime of Opportunity In recent weeks, there have been a spike in car burglaries and the thefts of vehicles. Video surveillance systems have recorded the offenders in action. The recordings revealed that the several culprits walked from car to car checking to see if the doors were locked. In each instance, if the car doors were locked, they simply moved onto the next car. They did not break the windows as doing so would have drawn attention to them. When an unlocked automobile was discovered, the criminal searched through the car and stole what they could. He or she then proceeded to the next vehicle in search of more unlocked doors and more items to steal. These burglaries only take a matter of seconds. What we need to do is to make their job more difficult by slowing them down. There are several steps that you can take to make your vehicle less of a target for thieves: 1. Keep your vehicle free from visible property. Do not leave purses, wallets, G.P.S., MP3 players or iPods, computers, tablets, book-bags, sunglasses, money, or ANYTHING of value, inside your car. If there is nothing of value in plain view, the thief will move onto the next target. 2. LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS!! Experience has taught us that over 90% of our car burglaries were done on unlocked cars. This is the simplest and most effective way to enhance the prevention process.

If you love it, don’t leave it ! Auto burglaries continue to plague area neighborhoods. Both uniformed and uncover officers are actively patrolling neighborhoods, but officers can’t be everywhere at once. If you value your property, PLEASE remove it from your vehicles. Auto burglary is a “crime of opportunity” Crime is like a three-legged table, it takes all three legs to stand. If you take away even one leg, the table won’t stand. So… Desire + Ability + Opportunity = Crime We may not be able to take away someone’s desire to commit a crime, but we are able to take away the ability and the opportunity. Officers are committed to apprehending those responsible and keeping your community safe. Please don’t hesitate to call or report ANY suspicious activities, persons or vehicles. If you see suspicious people or vehicles, contact police Immediately (CVPD 663-8267 or LRPD 371-4829) but most importantly do no leave property in your vehicles. Criminals can't steal what's not there.

Kind words .. Much appreciated .

The Cammack Village Police Department is asking for your help , to help improve the safety of Cammack’s own police K9 Ranger. We are needing to purchase a new heat “AceWatchdog” protection system for the K9 vehicle. Police Work Dogs spend most of their shifts inside the cars, so no protection measure is too much. The CVPD K9 vehicle is currently equipped with a “Hot Dog” system and a door opener. However, there are some drawbacks. “The system we have now meets the basic needs, but the technology has evolved ”, said Chief Powell. “If the temperature reaches 80 degrees inside the vehicle, the alarm will go off , a will fan start , the windows will drop and the car horn will sound. But If the battery drains or no one hears the alarm, then it is ineffective.” Officer Down Memorial Page, which tracks officer fatalities, estimates 10- 15 canines die of heat exhaustion each year. Such a tragedy often happens after cars overheat because of engine or air conditioner failure, as the dogs remain within the vehicle. Cammack Police hope to install AceWatchdog, a heat protection system that’s connected to the officer’s smartphone. The phone app shows the temperature inside the car, battery status, and whether the engine is running. It also has a heat alarm that will alert officers if the car gets too hot. “We try to keep our cars in tip-top shape, but even with that, it’s a machine,” he said. “There’s always a chance that the car could stall or the AC goes out . This is an ideal safeguard.” AceWatchdog will help them always keep tabs on what’s happening in their car. The cost for this system is $1,100 and any donations would be greatly appreciated! For more information, or to make a donation please contact Chief Powell at 663-4593 or Chiefpowell@Cammackvillage.org *Chief Powell and K9 Ranger are trained and certified as a team by the State of Arkansas and the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association in criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking, article/building search, and narcotic detection. K9 Ranger is trained to locate the odor of five different narcotic substances; Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy. In Rangers’ time in service, from 2013 to date, he has assisted local and federal officers in the seizure of over 79 pounds of Marijuana and 22 pounds Methamphetamine.

Schools in the metro area will start back next week . Most schools in the area will start classes Monday Aug 13th. Cammack Village is home to Jefferson Elementary. School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up students, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, hurried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school. If you are not dropping off or picking up children at Jefferson, between 7:15 am and 8:00 am also from 2:30pm till 3pm, you should avoid this area if possible, because it is heavily congested. Drivers are reminded • The School speed limit is 20 MPH on N. McKinley from Hawthorne to Brentwood. Slower speeds provide for more reaction time for unexpected actions by children. • State law prohibits all motorists from using a mobile phone while in a school zone or passing a school building when children are present.. That not only includes talking on a phone, but texting or reading texts as well. Distracted driving places children at risk. • Do not pass school buses that have lights flashing and the stop sign extended. • Pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks and intersections. • No passing in School zones. • Children 14 years of age or younger to be restrained by a seat belt - in either the front seat or back seat of a vehicle. Children 6 years of age and younger or children less than 60 pounds are required to be restrained in a child safety seat. School safety remains a top priority for officers. Your support and attention to school zone safety is greatly appreciated.

Any dog owner who has lost a pet can attest to how painful letting go can be, and the grief is no different for police officers and their K9s. On July 30, 2018 A.S.P K9 "Hemi" made the ultimate sacrifice , in the protection of his hander Cpl. Rocky Rapert and the state of Arkansas. Please keep Cpl. Rocky Rapert and his family in your prayers. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette This article was published August 4, 2018 . OPINION - EDITORIAL Man's best friend Honoring a dog who gave his all Dogs and men have a long kindred history. Some biologists believe that history began as a hunting partnership. Wolves, superior hunters, would lead man, superior killers, to prey. Man, in return for the help, would leave some meat for the wolves. This was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, or so scientists think. Through history and literature, dogs are described as loyal, protective, understanding and dang near perfect creatures. Consider Odysseus' dog Argos, the only soul to recognize his master in disguise after 20 years off on many adventures detailed in Homer's Odyssey. The French philosopher Voltaire wrote of dogs in 1764: "It seems that nature has given the dog to man for his defense and for his pleasure. Of all the animals it is the most faithful; it is the best friend man can have." It'd be hard to find a better example of this than Hemi, who died serving alongside his fellow officers in the apprehension of an armed suspect this week. The papers say Hemi was sent after a suspect who fled police in Mississippi County on Monday evening. Charging into danger without a second thought, Hemi bolted at the armed Missouri man as he'd been trained to do. The papers go on to say the man shot and killed Hemi before being shot himself. (The suspect later died.) We love dogs for several reasons, but perhaps at the top of the list sits They're Worth It. Hemi certainly was. How many thousands of dogs across the world work side by side with police and military every day, helping to protect not only their handlers but the rest of us ordinary folk? Arkansas didn't just lose a dog Monday; we lost a dedicated officer of the law. Retirement probably wasn't too far off for Hemi. He was 6 years old, and the average police dog is retired not long after turning 7. We've been told by police when a K-9 officer gets a new four-legged partner, the department will usually shell out money for a kennel to be constructed at the officer's home. The dog lives with said partner and grows to be part of his or her family. Then, when it comes time for the furry officer to retire, the dog can be adopted (and usually is) by its handler for the remainder of life. Hemi won't get that chance. To the Gentle Reader who sleeps every night with a canine at the foot of the bed, we hope you'll hug them a little tighter today. To Hemi's human partner, we're sorry for your loss. And to Hemi, we say rest in peace. Thanks for all your service to Arkansas. We were lucky to have you. http://videos.lifetributes.com/912145

07/05/2018 Stolen vehicle recovery and Breaking and Entering suspects. Early Wednesday morning at approximately 0300 a.m., Chief Powell and his K-9 partner “Ranger” observed five suspicious male subjects walking in the area of Stonewall Rd. and University Ave. With the assistance of additional Little Rock Officers , Officers were able to detain all five subjects. Officers determined that the vehicle these subjects were riding in was stolen out of Conway. The vehicle also contained two handguns, marijuana and possible additional stolen property. These subjects were charged with Theft by Receiving, Carrying a weapon , Possession of a Controlled Substance , Contributing to the delinquency of a minor. This incident remains under investigation and additional charges may be filed. PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE CRIMINALS CRIMINALS that are fed lose not only their natural fear of LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, but also their ability to survive/work on their own. Police have recently made arrests of several criminal groups committing these thefts, but law enforcement can only do so much. Citizens are unwittingly rewarding criminals, by carelessly leaving valuable property in their vehicles which only encourages these criminal groups to return. Do not : • Don't leave a trace: Do not leave bags or packs, laptop cases, camera cases or any other containers that look like they may hold valuables in your vehicle. • Leave spare keys to your home , your vehicles in your consoles . Concealed Firearms carriers; PLEASE do not leave handguns within your vehicle. These types of thefts add to unnecessary firearms on the street, and they put guns in the hands of criminals who often use them in the commission of violent crimes. Cammack Village and Little Rock Police are committed to apprehending those responsible and keeping your community safe. If you see suspicious people or vehicles, contact police Immediately (CVPD 663-8267 or LRPD 371-4829) but most importantly do no leave property in your vehicles. Criminals can't steal what's not there.

Happy 4th -God Bless America

The 4th of July is quickly approaching! Cammack Village and Little Rock city officials are reminding people that fireworks are prohibited within the city limits. Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and present a safety risk to those who use them. Every year the Fire Department responds to fireworks-related fires and injuries. Police ask that you please leave the fireworks displays to the professionals and set a good example for your children. Violators risk having their fireworks confiscated and being issued a notice to appear in court. Officers will be enforcing this prohibition. Also on the 4th of July, 911 centers become overloaded with non-emergency fireworks calls. PLEASE DO NOT call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help from police, fire or medics. Unnecessary 911 calls block people with real emergencies from reaching 911 and getting help. Any fireworks-related fires or injuries should be reported directly to 911. Other fireworks violations may be reported by calling the Police non-emergency number at 663-8267. Going to professional fireworks displays is truly the safest way to celebrate the 4th of July. Pops on the River: Bring chairs or blankets to Riverfront Park. The gates open at 12:30 p.m. There is music from 5:30 and fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. The Arkansas symphony plays patriotic music to go along with the display. There are also other activities and a marketplace. It is a free event on July 4th. https://www.arkansas.com/event/pops-on-the-river/160147 Pops on the River will begin at noon in the River Market area of downtown Little Rock. The City of Cammack Village wishes you a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration!

K9 Ranger and Chief Powell. Canine Team Maintenance training. Much thanks to the Lt Clay Smith and the Conway Police Department for hosting this training event.

This weekend through Wednesday, the Fourth of July, is considered one of the most dangerous whether you are on the roadways or waterways, according to safety groups. Every year, around 34 million Americans are expected to travel for 4th of July. Although you may practice safe driving, you never know who else could be on the road. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 4th of July is the worst day of the year for fatal car accidents. In fact, 40% of all highway deaths in the past ten years were caused by drunk driving over the 4thof July weekend. No matter how or where you celebrate, we hope you stay safe and enjoy the holiday. Here’s to a safe and healthy 4th of July celebration! Operation Dry Water's heightened awareness and enforcement three-day weekend takes place annually around July fourth, a holiday unfortunately known for drinking and boating, and deadly accidents http://www.operationdrywater.org

There probably isn’t a more heart-sinking feeling than waking up in the morning, getting ready for work, walking out to your car only to find it has been stolen. With the increase in summer temps comes an increase in vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles. Because of this, the CVPD is sending a friendly reminder to ALWAYS lock your car doors. No matter where you are – mall, at work, even at home in your own driveway! If you leave items in your vehicle and they're visible, the chances your vehicle will get broken into, increase greatly. If given the opportunity, someone will try and see if your door is unlocked to grab what they can. You'd be surprised how often this happens, but people leave valuable items in plain sight all the time. Often times an empty purse or backpack can be enough enticement for thieves to break into your vehicle, in the hopes of finding something valuable. The surveillance video below , was a neighborhood close to Cammack Village just this week . Little Rock and Cammack Village Police are actively working to apprehend those responsible.

Love it? Don’t Leave it ! In the past few days there have be several vehicles burglarized and several vehicles stolen in area neighborhoods. It takes seconds to break into a car, grab what is in plain view, check the usual hiding places for other items, and get away. How long would it take you to secure your valuables out of sight? Even less time. Motor Vehicle Burglary Prevention – Best Practices HIDE…valuables from site; even better, take all items of value with you. If a criminal doesn’t see anything, they’re less likely to break in to your vehicle and will proceed to the next vehicle to “window shop”. Remember to hide valuables before parking and leaving your vehicle. Give a would-be thief absolutely no reason to burglarize your car. Remember – It all starts with YOU! LOCK…your vehicle. Yes, it only takes seconds to break a window, but doing so makes noise – and criminals hate noise. Locking your vehicle also means “securing” your vehicle. You also want to make sure that all windows are rolled up before locking your vehicle. Also, if you have a car alarm please make sure it is working properly – and use it! TAKE…your keys. Unfortunately, it is still common practice for individuals to leave their keys in their car and/or in the ignition when unattended. Police officers often come across unattended vehicles with the keys in the ignition and engine running. This is not only bad practice, but it is a violation of the Arkansas Transportation Code. Concealed Firearms carriers; PLEASE do not leave handguns unsecured within your vehicle. These types of thefts add to unnecessary firearms on the street, and they put guns in the hands of criminals who often use them in the commission of violent crimes such as robbery and homicide. *Remember there is no 100% fool-proof way to prevent all crime. You can make yourself less likely to be a victim of Motor Vehicle Burglary by following the above practices and using common sense. Simply locking your vehicle and removing property is half the battle! A final word: Do NOT confront anyone. Your life is precious; property can be replaced! BE ALERT, BE AWARE, and be prepared to BE A GOOD WITNESS

Police statewide will increase patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving on our roads and waterways this Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and police will be out in force to remove impaired and reckless drivers from our highways. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols by troopers and local law enforcement agencies during this holiday weekend. For many Arkansans’, Memorial Day marks the start of the summer travel season which means additional traffic and increased risks on our roadways. As you plan your holiday weekend, remember to make safety your top priority. Wear your seat belt, remain alert and above all, drive sober. If you do drink, do not get behind the wheel of any vehicle and make arrangements for a safe ride home. Also we want to remind people of the “Move Over” law in Arkansas, if you see emergency vehicles ahead of you with their lights activated, you need to move over to the other lane. If you can’t do that, you need to slow down to a safe speed and proceed, passing them with caution. And please remember Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year's first sunburn. Memorial Day is to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.

Cammack Village Pd has a new K9 officer