Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department Emergency 9-1-1

Front Office / Admin
(903)798-3130

Criminal Investigations
(903)798-3154

We are committed to providing quality law enforcement services and to making our community a safe place to live, work and raise a family.
(76)

We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our site. We are offering this site as an electronic means of communicating with the public in efforts to better serve you in providing a more convenient means for obtaining current information on our programs, staffing, crime trends, and department resources.. This site will allow our citizens to electronically contact our agency in providing as well a

We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our site. We are offering this site as an electronic means of communicating with the public in efforts to better serve you in providing a more convenient means for obtaining current information on our programs, staffing, crime trends, and department resources.. This site will allow our citizens to electronically contact our agency in providing as well a

Operating as usual

As summer comes to an end and school gets ready to begin, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department wants to remind motor...
08/13/2021

As summer comes to an end and school gets ready to begin, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department wants to remind motorist School Zones will be in effect. Texarkana Arkansas Schools start on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will be working random school zones to help keep you and your family safe as they head to school.

Traffic fines are doubled in school zones and officers will be conducting traffic enforcement within these school zones with zero tolerance. Special emphasis will be placed on speeding violations, use of cell phones as well as careless driving, and improper passing.

These are a few reminders regarding school safety:

• It is illegal to pass a school bus from any direction while the busses’ red lights are flashing.
• Put your cell phone down!!! Texting and social media is a distraction as well as illegal!
• Most school zone speed limits and boundaries are clearly marked and should be strictly followed. 15 miles per hour is the maximum speed within school zones.
• Remember to watch for kids, because they may not be watching for you.
• Parents should take care when dropping their children off in school driveways.
• Parents should always remind their children to watch for other vehicles that are pulling through driveways and always look both ways before crossing a school driveway.
Patrol Officers will be working in school zones at the beginning and end of each school day. These officers, along with the on-campus school resource officers, will take enforcement actions dealing with criminal violations that occur on school property. In addition, the patrol officers will often spend time walking through the school during the day to ensure the safety of both our children and faculty. The Texarkana Police Department wants everyone to have a safe start to the new school year.

Follow the link and it will take you to the TASD website for all school information.
Texarkana Arkansas School District | Home (tasd7.net)

You can also follow us on our page for the most current information or any updates.

Hello, community!!!Our K9 Kashko has been pulling double duty lately. He has not only been working the streets, but he h...
08/11/2021

Hello, community!!!
Our K9 Kashko has been pulling double duty lately. He has not only been working the streets, but he has also been filling in at the console for the Bi-State Communication Center. We have the most fantastic communication staff (Dispatchers) you could ever ask for in this business. The problem is their division is short-staffed. We wanted to take to Facebook to reach out to ANYONE motivated and career-driven and wants to be a part of the Bi-State Family. Please follow the link listed and scroll until you come to the Public Safety Dispatcher module if you are interested. The module will give you all the information you need to get started on your journey to become part of a fantastic team. Plus, we need to get Kashko back on the streets. If you have any questions, call Wendy Herring, the Communication Manager, at (903)-798-3067. Also, Would you please share? Thank you, and we hope you have a great day!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/texarkanatx

Hello, community!!!
Our K9 Kashko has been pulling double duty lately. He has not only been working the streets, but he has also been filling in at the console for the Bi-State Communication Center. We have the most fantastic communication staff (Dispatchers) you could ever ask for in this business. The problem is their division is short-staffed. We wanted to take to Facebook to reach out to ANYONE motivated and career-driven and wants to be a part of the Bi-State Family. Please follow the link listed and scroll until you come to the Public Safety Dispatcher module if you are interested. The module will give you all the information you need to get started on your journey to become part of a fantastic team. Plus, we need to get Kashko back on the streets. If you have any questions, call Wendy Herring, the Communication Manager, at (903)-798-3067. Also, Would you please share? Thank you, and we hope you have a great day!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/texarkanatx

Good morning Community!!We want to share some information to help protect you or your family members from a recent SCAM....
08/03/2021

Good morning Community!!
We want to share some information to help protect you or your family members from a recent SCAM. We have a few reports of a new phone scam going around, and they seem to be calling older adults. The scammer calls and says they are with the Texarkana Police Department. We want everyone to know THIS IS NOT TRUE!!! The scammer may say you have won some money or need to pay a fine. No matter what the scammer may tell you, the police department does not conduct business in this way.
If this scammer calls you, please do not give them any personal information, bank card, or credit card numbers. Then follow up by reporting this to the police department. If the number shows up on your caller ID, make sure the officer you report this to gets that number from you. This way, our detectives can investigate the issue further.
The more people fall for these scams, the more the scammers will target our area. Let's fight back by not becoming victims of these types of scams and reporting them to your local police department, so we can do our job in keeping everyone safe.
If you have elderly family members, please visit with them about this type of scam. We want everyone to be prepared in case you or your family member are called.
Have a safe day!

Lieutenant Clay McClure was always someone to be counted on. Whether it was on the SWAT team, the joint narcotics task f...
07/29/2021

Lieutenant Clay McClure was always someone to be counted on. Whether it was on the SWAT team, the joint narcotics task force, or anywhere else, Clay led the way in making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. For those of us at TAPD who have been lucky enough to work with Clay for the last 20+ years, we have many wonderful, funny, and goofy stories to cherish about this man. There is no doubt he made a difference in more than one officers life and he will definitely be missed! Please keep his family and the law enforcement community in your prayers!

Today around 3:15 pm, Jacarious Johnson, nineteen years old from Texarkana, Texas, turned himself in at the Bi-State Cen...
07/26/2021

Today around 3:15 pm, Jacarious Johnson, nineteen years old from Texarkana, Texas, turned himself in at the Bi-State Center. He was arrested on the active warrant for the charges of Murder in the 1st Degree and Aggravated Assault. He was transported to the Miller County Jail, where he was booked in. Mr. Johnson did not give a statement at this time.

Today around 3:15 pm, Jacarious Johnson, nineteen years old from Texarkana, Texas, turned himself in at the Bi-State Center. He was arrested on the active warrant for the charges of Murder in the 1st Degree and Aggravated Assault. He was transported to the Miller County Jail, where he was booked in. Mr. Johnson did not give a statement at this time.

We want to congratulate and welcome two new outstanding officers to our agency. Meet Crime Scene Detective Misty Tyler a...
07/26/2021

We want to congratulate and welcome two new outstanding officers to our agency. Meet Crime Scene Detective Misty Tyler and Officer Jesse Mathis.
The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department hired Detective Tyler in the early part of June of this year. She has been a police officer for six years and holds many certifications. She also holds dual officer certifications for Arkansas and Texas. Misty has a passion for crime scene investigations. She loves the challenge of piecing the puzzle together and doing a proper job so all evidence is collected and documented correctly. Detective Tyler desires to learn and be efficient at this new job. Before being hired, she took classes for this position, such as Foundations of Finger Printing, Photography, and Intermediate Crime Scene Investigations. When a sudden opening arose in our Crime Scene Section, Misty applied for the position and was chosen due to her outstanding skills and desire for the job. Hiring Misty is a win-win not only for our agency but for our community as well. During her Field Training, she was guided by our great Field Training Officers along with Sgt. Chris King, our Field Training Sergeant. Detective Tyler will be assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and work alongside seasoned Crime Scene Investigator Eric Winters. The outstanding leadership of Lt. Ed Chattaway, Sgt. Paul Nall and Sgt. Devin Warner will be her guide as her supervisor.

We hired Officer Jesse Mathis in April of this year. He has been a police officer in the State of Arkansas for twelve years. He has spent most of his career working in the patrol division but spent some time working in the Drug Task Force as a detective. Jesse is very committed to the community and has participated in many community events, especially when it comes to children. Officer Mathis is an excellent fit for our agency and takes pride in serving the citizens of the community in which he lives. Officer Mathis just completed his field training, where he spent time with our fantastic field training officers guided by our Field Training Seargent Chris King.
Officer Mathis is assigned to the Patrol Division Delta Squad under the excellent leadership of Sgt. Lester Colley, Sgt. Kyle Beach, and Lt. Chris Rankin.
If you see Detective Tyler or Officer Mathis in the community, please help us in extending our congratulations or introduce yourself and say hello!!

Family Support is just as important to us as supporting our officers and first responders. Please share to any first res...
07/23/2021

Family Support is just as important to us as supporting our officers and first responders. Please share to any first responder family members.

This week, TAPD made a huge step toward bringing Peer Support to the Texarkana area. We were excited and thankful to hos...
07/23/2021

This week, TAPD made a huge step toward bringing Peer Support to the Texarkana area. We were excited and thankful to host the Peer Support Training presented by RCTA and Instructor Tim Rutledge. We had individuals from MCSO, Pine Bluff, TAPD, TTPD, New Boston, Wake Village, AR Highway Police, Life Net, and Arkansas Community Corrections. This was an amazing course that was provided for FREE from RCTA (rcta.org). If you were not able to attend but are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact Lt. Megason ([email protected]) or Corporal Yonts ([email protected]) for more information.

For all the individuals that attended, thank you so much for the effort you put into becoming a peer support member. This was a great step in providing better support for all officers in need of support. It is our hope that this is just the first of many positive steps toward a new future.

This week, TAPD made a huge step toward bringing Peer Support to the Texarkana area. We were excited and thankful to host the Peer Support Training presented by RCTA and Instructor Tim Rutledge. We had individuals from MCSO, Pine Bluff, TAPD, TTPD, New Boston, Wake Village, AR Highway Police, Life Net, and Arkansas Community Corrections. This was an amazing course that was provided for FREE from RCTA (rcta.org). If you were not able to attend but are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact Lt. Megason ([email protected]) or Corporal Yonts ([email protected]) for more information.

For all the individuals that attended, thank you so much for the effort you put into becoming a peer support member. This was a great step in providing better support for all officers in need of support. It is our hope that this is just the first of many positive steps toward a new future.

With a heavy heart, we must officially announce that due to exceptional circumstances, we are unable to present the PRID...
07/22/2021

With a heavy heart, we must officially announce that due to exceptional circumstances, we are unable to present the PRIDE ACADEMY for 2021. We must consider the health and safety of our kiddos above all else. As cases continue to rise with more and more new cases being children, we cannot in good conscience place any child in danger or risk them getting sick.

We know things are tough right now and our kids are missing so much. For TAPD, our officers, the presenters, and all the volunteers, we are very disappointed we will not have the opportunity to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary in PRIDE style. Still, we know that this will NOT last forever. We will get back to having PRIDE Academy and make it better than ever.

We are confident in our past PRIDE graduates and know they’ll persevere and act as mentors to students to whom we could not provide the PRIDE experience.

We are grateful to the Texarkana Arkansas School District, our Presenters, Sponsors, Youth to Leadership Group, and Police Officers who continuously provide their unwavering support to ensure our program is successful. Thank you to our community who loves our children and sees their amazing potential and work diligently to ensure their success.

With a heavy heart, we must officially announce that due to exceptional circumstances, we are unable to present the PRIDE ACADEMY for 2021. We must consider the health and safety of our kiddos above all else. As cases continue to rise with more and more new cases being children, we cannot in good conscience place any child in danger or risk them getting sick.

We know things are tough right now and our kids are missing so much. For TAPD, our officers, the presenters, and all the volunteers, we are very disappointed we will not have the opportunity to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary in PRIDE style. Still, we know that this will NOT last forever. We will get back to having PRIDE Academy and make it better than ever.

We are confident in our past PRIDE graduates and know they’ll persevere and act as mentors to students to whom we could not provide the PRIDE experience.

We are grateful to the Texarkana Arkansas School District, our Presenters, Sponsors, Youth to Leadership Group, and Police Officers who continuously provide their unwavering support to ensure our program is successful. Thank you to our community who loves our children and sees their amazing potential and work diligently to ensure their success.

Thank you to Morgan and Josh from the Texarkana Library for bringing us some delicious cookies today. They also brought ...
07/22/2021

Thank you to Morgan and Josh from the Texarkana Library for bringing us some delicious cookies today. They also brought K9 Officer Kashko a treat as well. I’m sure he will love it!!! Your kindness and support mean a lot to us; thank you.

Thank you to Morgan and Josh from the Texarkana Library for bringing us some delicious cookies today. They also brought K9 Officer Kashko a treat as well. I’m sure he will love it!!! Your kindness and support mean a lot to us; thank you.

Today a second warrant was issued by the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in conjunction with the homicide that occu...
07/21/2021

Today a second warrant was issued by the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in conjunction with the homicide that occurred on July 10, 2021 around 11:20 pm in the 300 block of East 49th Street. Jacarious Johnson a nineteen-year-old male from Texarkana, Texas is wanted for Murder in the 1st Degree and Aggravated Assault.
We consider this individual to be armed and dangerous. If anyone has information as where Mr. Johnson is, please contact The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at (903)-798-3130 or Crime Stoppers at (903)-793-STOP (7867).

Today a second warrant was issued by the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in conjunction with the homicide that occurred on July 10, 2021 around 11:20 pm in the 300 block of East 49th Street. Jacarious Johnson a nineteen-year-old male from Texarkana, Texas is wanted for Murder in the 1st Degree and Aggravated Assault.
We consider this individual to be armed and dangerous. If anyone has information as where Mr. Johnson is, please contact The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at (903)-798-3130 or Crime Stoppers at (903)-793-STOP (7867).

We want to say thank you to Crossties for inviting us to kids camp today. Officer Tanner Freeman spoke to the kids about...
07/21/2021

We want to say thank you to Crossties for inviting us to kids camp today. Officer Tanner Freeman spoke to the kids about how important having Officer Kashko as a partner. He also spoke how beneficial Officer Kashko is for our agency and the city. The kids had a lot of fun petting Officer Kashko.

We had an amazing time this morning at the Texarkana Library. Officer Tanner Freeman and K9 Officer Kashko came to Show ...
07/21/2021

We had an amazing time this morning at the Texarkana Library. Officer Tanner Freeman and K9 Officer Kashko came to Show their Super Duper skills!!! The kids enjoyed getting to pet Kashko, and he enjoyed the loving. We want to say thank you to all the staff at the Texarkana Libary for inviting us today. Oh, and by the way, Kashko decided to check a book out before he left.

Hey Community!!! This Saturday, July 24, from 8 am-11 am, The Gateway Farmers Market will be hosting a 1st responder cos...
07/21/2021

Hey Community!!! This Saturday, July 24, from 8 am-11 am, The Gateway Farmers Market will be hosting a 1st responder costume contest for the children. Come out and bring the little ones. We will be there, how about you?

We stopped in this morning and visited with our friends at The PIG 103.9, John Williams and Anna Pink. Cpl. Kelly Pilgre...
07/19/2021

We stopped in this morning and visited with our friends at The PIG 103.9, John Williams and Anna Pink.
Cpl. Kelly Pilgreen discussed a few things about summer safety.
In the next few months, we will be heading into the hottest part of the summer. We want to remind everyone NOT to leave their children or pets inside the vehicle unattended.
Watch out for our motorcycle riders. As the sign says, Share the Road. We also ask the motorcycle riders to make the traffic around you aware of your presence.
Our children are still out playing for their summer break, so be mindful of children riding bicycles. As we all know, children tend not to look out for us, so let's look out for them.
One final reminder, as the summer school break comes to a close the next few weeks, and the big yellow buses will be back in action loading and unloading our precious cargo (children.) If you see a school bus stopped with all the flashing lights on and the STOP sign arm out, please stop and do not go around the bus. Watch out for the children and also our Crossing Guards.
We want to close out the summer with fun and safety and have a safe and exciting school year.
As we say at the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, safety first, we are here if you need us, and be kind to one another. See ya soon!

We stopped in this morning and visited with our friends at The PIG 103.9, John Williams and Anna Pink.
Cpl. Kelly Pilgreen discussed a few things about summer safety.
In the next few months, we will be heading into the hottest part of the summer. We want to remind everyone NOT to leave their children or pets inside the vehicle unattended.
Watch out for our motorcycle riders. As the sign says, Share the Road. We also ask the motorcycle riders to make the traffic around you aware of your presence.
Our children are still out playing for their summer break, so be mindful of children riding bicycles. As we all know, children tend not to look out for us, so let's look out for them.
One final reminder, as the summer school break comes to a close the next few weeks, and the big yellow buses will be back in action loading and unloading our precious cargo (children.) If you see a school bus stopped with all the flashing lights on and the STOP sign arm out, please stop and do not go around the bus. Watch out for the children and also our Crossing Guards.
We want to close out the summer with fun and safety and have a safe and exciting school year.
As we say at the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, safety first, we are here if you need us, and be kind to one another. See ya soon!

Address

100 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR
75504

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Texarkana Arkansas Police Department posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos