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On November 16, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will be teaming up with law enforcement agencies nationwide for a B...
11/05/2020

On November 16, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will be teaming up with law enforcement agencies nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) law enforcement event to kick off the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign which runs through November 29. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all states to participate in B2B, a 1-day national seat belt awareness event coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B initiative aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled, highly visible state border checkpoints.

According to NHTSA, in 2018, there were 9,778 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign and the B2B kickoff event is nighttime enforcement.

“The Border to Border component of the Click It or Ticket campaign is so important because it raises awareness about seat belt safety and reminds people that seat belts aren’t optional,” said Sgt. Les Colley. “The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Families will be heading out to spend time with their loved ones, so it’s imperative we get the word out about the importance of seat belts.”
“If the enforcement campaign wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider our mission to be a success,” said Sgt Les Colley. “If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.​

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.arkpolice.txkusa.org.

Contact Information
Sergeant Kyle Caudle
903-798-3560 (office)
903-798-3023 (fax)
[email protected]

Well, it is officially week one of No Shave November, although most of the competitors took advantage of the two week he...
11/04/2020

Well, it is officially week one of No Shave November, although most of the competitors took advantage of the two week head start! So here are the week 1 aka week 3 photos! Things are starting to look serious for some of these beards! Who are you voting for this week? Make sure and give these guys some encouragement! Additionally, we want to thank everyone who had donated to them, to help Shop With A Cop be a success!

Our sincerest sympathy goes out to our Life Net family and for the family of  Shon Matthews .
11/03/2020

Our sincerest sympathy goes out to our Life Net family and for the family of Shon Matthews .

Earlier today we learned about the unfortunate passing of one of our own. LifeNet Paramedic Shon Matthews had worked in our Texarkana Division since October of 2007.

During his 48 years on this earth, Shon led a life devoted to service above self in everything he did.

Prior to working for LifeNet, Shon spent nearly two decades working at Alumax Mill Products, as both union president and a finishing operator before a family accident inspired Shon to change career paths.

Within a few months of the accident, Shon joined the Booker Bridge Volunteer Fire Department in Miller County, Arkansas, as a first responder. Shortly thereafter, he also became part of the first responder team at the mill where he was working full-time. Through the training he took at the mill, Shon met a paramedic working at LifeNet who told Shon he was a “natural” fit for EMS and encouraged him to consider a career as a paramedic.

Shon decided to start EMT school and began working for LifeNet EMS part-time in 2007 as an EMT while continuing his education to become a paramedic.

In March of 2009, Shon joined LifeNet full-time, and a few years later, he was promoted to a field training officer role. He quickly proved himself as an asset in that position, and in May of 2013, when one of the company’s Operations Managers (OMs) was deployed overseas, Shon was selected to temporarily fill that role for nine months.

When it was time for Shon to return to his role working as a ground paramedic, the LifeNet Air medical helicopter in Texarkana had a position open. Shon was asked to fill-in as a flight medic.

Shortly thereafter, Shon was asked to help his family start a business. He briefly stepped away from a full-time career in EMS. During that time period, Shon still worked call-in-relief for LifeNet as a paramedic.

After six months working in the family business, he realized his heart wasn’t in the business, it was in EMS.

In June of 2016, Shon was offered a full-time role as a flight medic on LifeNet Air. It was a job he had dreamed about having since starting in EMS. Less than a year later, a full-time opening came up for an Operations Manager (OM) role.

“I spent a few weeks doing some soul searching before applying because it was always my dream to be a flight medic,” he said in a 2019 interview. “But I’ve also always been taught that if you want to make a positive change, you have to try to get in the roles to make a positive change, so I applied for the OM position.”

In August 2016, Shon was promoted to OM for LifeNet’s Texarkana Division, while also continuing to work as needed on the LifeNet Air medical helicopter.

In 2019, Shon’s dedication and commitment to doing whatever the company needed to take care of patients and to serve the community inspired his colleagues to nominate him for the Star of Life award. That summer, Shon represented LifeNet in Washington D.C. at the American Ambulance Association’s Star of Life event. During the trip, Shon posted so many selfies on social media of him across our Nation’s Capital, that he earned the nickname “The Selfie King”.

In the summer of 2020, Shon was promoted to Area Manager, where he was responsible for overseeing LifeNet’s operations in Morris and Cass Counties.

When Shon was not working full-time in one of the aforementioned roles, he was working to both educate the community on safety and to also build the next generation of EMS professionals. In addition to teaching ground schools to local first responders for LifeNet Air, Shon also taught BCLS, ACLS, ITLS, PEPP, and pediatric first aid. Additionally, he was an instructor in the EMT and Paramedic programs at Texarkana College.

Outside of EMS, Shon was a devoted family man. He adored his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Nicole and Derek.

Shon was also an active member of Fairland Holiness Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher.

His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of those he worked with that will never be filled. The positive memories he leaves behind him through his dedication to serving others will help heal our hurt as time goes on and we mourn his passing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of loss.

Today we were thankful to be a part of Fall Fest downtown! The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was amazing! With ...
10/31/2020

Today we were thankful to be a part of Fall Fest downtown! The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was amazing! With the help of Jametra and Melissa from Liberty Insurance and Chasity and Jesalyn from Pink Behind The Thin Blue Line, we handed out TONS of candy and goodie bags! Not to mention seeing all the wonderful costumes! And there were quite a few new police recruits hanging about 🙂 We managed to convince a few to jump in a photo with us! Thanks to everyone that came by to say Happy Halloween!

On April 24th, 2020 Corporal Randy McAdams responded to a pedestrian accident involving a male juvenile. The juvenile wa...
10/28/2020

On April 24th, 2020 Corporal Randy McAdams responded to a pedestrian accident involving a male juvenile. The juvenile was unresponsive upon his arrival. Corporal McAdams immediately began life saving techniques until Life Net Personnel could arrive. Because of his outstanding effort, the young male began to breathe. He was transported to the hospital and ultimately air-lifted the Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Corporal McAdams did receive the Life Saving Award for this incident but he was also elected as Officer of the Quarter during that time.

The yearly luncheon that is held each year to recognize all of the Officers of the Year for this area had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. So today, Ms. Darby from the Texarkana Rotary Club came to the Texarkana Arkansas Police Patrol Room to present Corporal McAdams with the award for Officer of the Year at TAPD.

A few of his fellow officers and his family were on hand to celebrate this great achievement with Corporal McAdams!

UPDATE: IN CUSTODYThank you all for you assistance, Brown in now in Custody!Demetrius Brown is wanted for Rape. You can ...
10/22/2020

UPDATE: IN CUSTODY

Thank you all for you assistance, Brown in now in Custody!

Demetrius Brown is wanted for Rape. You can help #TAPD locate Brown by sharing this post.
Mr. Brown, if you are reading this post, call CID at 903-798-3154 and make arrangements to turn yourself in today.
If anyone knows where Demetrius Brown can be located, please call 911, or contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 903-798-3154.
You can also contact the #TexarkanaAreaCrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP (903-793-7867). All callers remain anonymous.
Any individuals listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Thank you so much to the wonderful people at Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. for bringing a wonderful meal to the pol...
10/20/2020

Thank you so much to the wonderful people at Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. for bringing a wonderful meal to the police officers in this area! The officers from the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department are very thankful for all that you did! And the food was fantastic!

WEEK 1 PHOTOS: No Shave November is off and running! Yes, it is still a bit early, but these guys are serious about rais...
10/19/2020

WEEK 1 PHOTOS:
No Shave November is off and running! Yes, it is still a bit early, but these guys are serious about raising that money for kids, so they got the extra dough to start early! Here are most of the guys at WEEK 1! Some were hiding... Not sure if they have not been able to grow a beard yet or they are just camera shy!
Thank you for all the support from the community and as always, thank you Pawn Express for always jumping in to help!

On Saturday, October 24th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Miller County Sherriff Offic...
10/19/2020

On Saturday, October 24th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Miller County Sherriff Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Miller County Prosecutor’s Office will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for the October Drug Take Back Day.

Bring your medications for disposal to any of our three drop off box locations; Bi-State Justice building (100 North State Line Avenue), Miller County Sherriff Office (2300 East Street), Texarkana Emergency Center (4646 Cowhorn Creek). The Bi-State Narcotics Taskforce will be at the Texarkana Emergency Center from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for in person drop offs, and to answer questions from the public.

Twice a year (through partnerships with local businesses such as Texarkana Emergency Center, Rotary Clubs, Prevention Resource Centers, the Department of Health and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency) law-enforcement agencies throughout Arkansas host Drug-Take-Back events (a.k.a. Operation Medicine Cabinet) at various locations in an effort to not only get the public to dispose of unused or expired medications, but to educate as many people as possible about the dangers prescription medications can pose. With many law enforcement agencies, and other facilities, having 24-hour secure drop boxes, some collection sites are always available.

It is important to know that law enforcement is only interested in the removal of unused and/or outdated medications and over the counter drugs from the homes of our citizens. It matters not whose name is on the prescription, by whom it was prescribed, where it was prescribed, or where you reside. We stress that it makes no difference if you live in Texas or Arkansas. We take back all medications, no questions asked. You can remove the label if you desire but it’s not necessary. We ask that you do not deposit needles or “sharps”.

Why participate in this proactive effort to remove unused prescription medications from your home? 42% - that is the percent of teenagers who have abused or misused a prescription drug obtained them from their parent’s medicine cabinet, and 64 percent of teenagers (age 12-17) that have abused prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives. About two-thirds of all prescription drugs (which also include stimulants such as Adderall and depressants like Ativan) illegally obtained are taken from people’s homes and not pharmacies or off the street.

Another reason to participate is because leftover medicine is toxic waste. It poses a danger to people, pets, and the environment if it’s not disposed of properly. If flushed or thrown away it can get into the waterways, affecting our drinking water. Just as we don’t put used motor oil or leftover paint thinner in the trash, we should not put toxic leftover medicines in the garbage. Unwanted medicines should be disposed of properly like other household hazardous waste.

According to Artakeback.org, Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S., surpassing vehicle fatality accidents by nearly 18,000 deaths! With your assistance - WE are going to change this statistic!

Items Accepted for the Program;
•​Prescriptions
•​Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)
•​Medicated ointment, lotions, or drops
•​Pills in any packaging (glass bottles, plastic containers, plastic bags, etc.)
•​Over-the-counter medications Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)
•​Pet medications

Items Not Accepted in the Program;
•​Blood sugar equipment
•​Sharps/needles
•​Illegal drugs & narcotics (although police will accept these items if placed in the container)
•​Thermometers
•​IV bags
•​Bloody or infectious waste
•​Personal care products (shampoo, lotions, etc)

Good Morning Texarkana! We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Over the weekend we recieved three more competitors for ...
10/19/2020

Good Morning Texarkana! We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Over the weekend we recieved three more competitors for 2020 No Shave November. We are now up to 25 officers. There is still time to register.

Contact Sgt. Rick Cockrell for details.
[email protected]

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department wants to give a big thank you to Just Love & Kindness, along with the many spon...
10/16/2020

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department wants to give a big thank you to Just Love & Kindness, along with the many sponsors and golfers who contributed to making last month’s event and last evening so amazing!
For those who may not know, Just Love & Kindness was started in loving memory Mr. & Mrs. Klein’s son, Jarod L. Klein. From the tragedy of his death, they looked to make a difference for the youth in our community. Their Missions statement is: To empower youths to unleash their unlimited potential by providing a safe, supportive environment where they can take charge of their lives, learn new, more productive behaviors pursue their dreams and live healthier and happier lives. To that end, they have dedicated time and effort to being involved in the PRIDE Academy
On September 19th, 2020, Just Love & Kindness held a charity golf tournament to honor this commitment, with the proceeds to be donated to the P.R.I.D.E Academy. Many members of the community and businesses supported this event, which was a total success!
Last evening, members of Just Love & Kindness, P.R.I.D.E. Academy, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Mayor Allen Brown, members of the Texarkana Arkansas School District along with other members of the community met at Crossties for fellowship and great food provided by JR's Catering Company. It was at this wonderful event that Just Love & Kindness revealed how successful the charity golf tournament had been. Mr. & Mrs. Klein presented Interim Chief Bennett, who created P.R.I.D.E. Academy, with a check for $32,241.00! Needless to say, all of those who were present were stunned by this wonderful amount!
Thank you to Just Love & Kindness, the golfers who took time out to make the tournament, and all the sponsors and volunteers who believed in such an event and made this amazing donation possible!

We want to thank the Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital, Farmers Bank & Trust, Eagle Distributing, and Texarkana Fune...
10/16/2020

We want to thank the Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital, Farmers Bank & Trust, Eagle Distributing, and Texarkana Funeral Home.

Yesterday these businesses conducted an AED presentation to the city of Texarkana Arkansas for the Arts and Entertainment District.

This group is always glad to identify ways to give back to the local community.

Thank you!

Look out Texarkana! No Shave November is here again. Currently 22 of TAPD’s finest are tossing their razors in an effort...
10/14/2020

Look out Texarkana! No Shave November is here again. Currently 22 of TAPD’s finest are tossing their razors in an effort to raise money for a great cause. Shop with a Cop is a charity event we have supported for over 30 years raising money to provide Christmas for disadvantaged families in the Texarkana area.
Officers have begun growing their beards and looking for sponsors. This year we are asking the community to join in on the fun for a great cause. The team at Pawn Express are setting the standards high and have issued a challenge to Texarkana. They are offering the officer or citizen with the best beard (voted on by YOU!) a HUGE prize which will be annouced at a later date. For the officer or citizen with the most sponsors, you will also WIN BIG.

Check out our competitors and decide who you want to sponsor in this journey. No donation is to small and a sponsorship is easy. If you don't see your favorite officer, call in and sponsor them to see if they have what it takes to grow majestic greatness.

All you have to do is contact Rick Cockrell or your chosen competitor and they will provide you all the details needed.
DON’T FORGET!!! To check in on the updates as these men grow out their MAN MANES! And choose your favorite to vote on at the end of November when you can see what they accomplished….

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