Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

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Operating as usual

Hello community, we hope everyone is glad the weekend is upon us!!! We wanted to send out some important information abo...
04/16/2021
NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Hello community, we hope everyone is glad the weekend is upon us!!! We wanted to send out some important information about impaired driving. The State of Arkansas is promoting a campaign for Driving Under the Influence laws (DUI) from April 18th-20th. We enforce these laws daily, however, the state has issued us some great information that we want to share with our community. With this great information, we can do our part in providing education showing how dangerous it is to drive impaired. Yes, you will go to jail for driving under the influence, but we would rather educate and prevent drivers from choosing to drive impaired!
Drug Impairment Effects on Drivers
It is never safe to drive when impaired. This not only means refraining from drunk driving but also drug-impaired driving. If you think driving while high won’t affect you, you are wrong; it has been proven that THC – the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects – slows reaction times, impairs cognitive performance, and makes it more difficult for drivers to keep a steady position in their lane. The bottom line is this: Driving while impaired by any substance is illegal and can be deadly to the driver and other road users.
You can visit the link for all of the information. https://www.nhtsa.gov/

Arkansas
• In 2019, 36% of crash fatalities in Arkansas, the driver tested positive for at least one drug. #ImpairedDriving doesn’t just mean alcohol.

• In Arkansas, 161 fatal crashes in 2019 involved drivers under the influence of drugs. Law enforcement is trying to stop it. Drive high, get a DUI.

If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High Get a DUI.

Get resources and info about staying safe on America’s roads. And, find out if there’s a recall on your car or how to report a vehicle safety problem.

We would like to congratulate and welcome an outstanding new officer with our agency. Meet Officer Dominic Hooper. Offic...
04/15/2021

We would like to congratulate and welcome an outstanding new officer with our agency. Meet Officer Dominic Hooper. Officer Hooper was hired in the latter part of 2020. He attended the three-month Basic Police Academy in Camden, Arkansas. He did an excellent job there and graduated in Early 2021. After completing the basic police academy, he returned to TAPD, where he began the four-month Field Training Program. He was assisted by seasoned Field Training Officers and under the direction of Field Training Sergeant Chris King. This is a comprehensive and intensive training program that gives recruits hands-on training and the knowledge they need to become an officer at TAPD. This training puts them through different shifts, with different officers, and allows them to learn each aspect of police work. We are very grateful to have Officer Hooper at the agency. Not only will the agency be better, but we believe the community will benefit as well by having Officer Hooper in our TAPD family. Officer Hooper served our country by enlisting in the Air Force and now is serving the community.
Officer Hooper is assigned to the Patrol Division Delta Squad, under the great leadership of Sgt. Lester Colley, Sgt. Kyle Beach, and Lt. Chris Rankin. If you see Officer Hooper in the community, please help us in extending our congratulations or just introduce yourself and say hello!!

We would like to give a huge shout-out to all of our wonderful dispatchers!! National Public Safety Telecommunications W...
04/14/2021

We would like to give a huge shout-out to all of our wonderful dispatchers!! National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, is well deserved for all the things these dispatchers do, no one ever hears of. They are the calm voice during someone's crisis. They direct the first responders where help is needed. Multitasking is a word that cannot describe what all these dispatchers have to do at once. They are remarkable, unique, and invaluable to our police departments and our community. Thank you, to all who serve as a telecommunicator for our well-being.
We would also like to thank all the amazing businesses and other agencies in the area who sent special treats for our dispatchers this week.
Arkansas State Police, Miller County Sheriff's Office, Texarkana Emergency Center, TXK Today, JR Catering and Rogue 22 Motorcycle Club. Thank you for your kindness and support!!

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is getting the word out early to our community for the Drug Take-Back Program c...
04/14/2021

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is getting the word out early to our community for the Drug Take-Back Program coming up on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Some of our officers will be present at Texarkana Emergency Center located at 4646 Cowhorn Creek Rd in Texarkana, Texas. The officers will begin receiving drop-offs at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm (Noon.) If this time frame does not work for some, the drug drop-off bins are always available at three locations in our area. Texarkana Emergency Center, Bi-State Center, and the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.

We want to thank Dr. Young and Brooke from Texarkana Emergency Center for bringing us these delicious cookies. Thank you...
04/12/2021

We want to thank Dr. Young and Brooke from Texarkana Emergency Center for bringing us these delicious cookies. Thank you so much for your kindness and support!!!

Miller County Office of Emergency Management
04/09/2021

Miller County Office of Emergency Management

We’re gearing up for another COVID mass vaccination clinic this Saturday! This is twofold, the second dose for our friends from last month and for people who have not yet received a vaccine, College Hill Drug will be offering the Johnson & Johnson ONE dose vaccine! Remember to bring your ID and insurance card!

04/08/2021
Police Chief Bennett Badge Pinning Ceremony

Congratulations Chief Kristi Bennett!!! You have the support of this agency, and the community of Texarkana, USA. Together our community will grow stronger and closer together!

Congratulations Meagan!On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, members of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) awarded the Di...
04/07/2021

Congratulations Meagan!

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, members of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) awarded the Dispatcher of the Year award for our area, to Meagan McBain, one of our Dispatchers at the Bi-State Criminal Justice Center/Central Records and Communications. This award is given by ATCOG to one Dispatcher who works in one of the Dispatch Centers in their region and the award is always given around the week designated as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week which this year is April 11-17, 2021.

Meagan began her career as a Dispatcher on July 14, 2014 and has flourished during her tenure, always leading by example. On February 5, 2018, she was promoted to the position of Dispatch Supervisor and as such, is responsible to make sure the Dispatchers assigned to her are accurately performing their duties in a professional manner. She currently holds an Advanced Telecommunicators License through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). She is the Training Coordinator for the Communications Section which requires her to review all trainees progress during the training program, in addition to her regular duties of supervising and performing the duties of a Dispatcher herself.

Often times, Dispatchers are left in the background and are not given the accolades they so much deserve. Many states across the nation are now officially recognizing Dispatchers as first responders. We are very proud of Meagan and congratulate her on this honor of being named Dispatcher of the Year

04/07/2021

We would like to give our community some information produced by the National Weather Service.
We are under a Tornado Watch until 8:00 pm for Wednesday, April 7th. Possible storms are forming in the Mount Pleasant, Texas area which may move east into the Arklatex area this evening. We will monitor the situation and update the community as we receive current information. Please follow our page for information on this possible severe weather.

officers will join other police and sheriff’s authorities across the nation to stop drivers who exhibit the telltale sig...
04/06/2021

officers will join other police and sheriff’s authorities across the nation to stop drivers who exhibit the telltale signs of driving while distracted.

A nationwide stepped-up enforcement operation will run until Monday (April 12th). The U Drive. U Text. U Pay is an annual high visibility effort led by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Using a phone or other device to send text messages or post social media comments are among the leading causes of distracted driving and a violation of Arkansas law. However, anything that might cause a driver to take their eyes off the road and veer into another traffic lane or off the roadway could result in a traffic stop by a law enforcement officer.
Let’s all drive safely.

Four States Fair & Rodeo
04/04/2021

Four States Fair & Rodeo

Friendly reminder keeping with the traditions of the Four States Fair to maintain a friendly and safe environment for all to enjoy. All juveniles under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while attending the fair, and parents must remain with the juvenile while on the property. We have had record numbers during our opening weekend, and we want to continue enjoying the family filled entertainment that the fair brings to town!

What a great and inspirational story the Four States Living Magazine wrote about our own Officer Marcos Luna. We are so ...
04/04/2021

What a great and inspirational story the Four States Living Magazine wrote about our own Officer Marcos Luna. We are so grateful to have Officer Luna a part of our TAPD family. Please read the story in Four States Living Magazine where Officer Luna’s quick thinking, saved a child’s life.
Thank you, Four States Living Magazine for shining a light on one of our finest!

04/03/2021

Some important community information. Windstream is experiencing some issues which is causing our 911 TEXT system to be down, until further notice. If you need 911 services, please call. Once the system is back operational, we will update everyone.

We wanted to convey the same message as other agencies have done recently, to our community, because this is a serious a...
04/01/2021

We wanted to convey the same message as other agencies have done recently, to our community, because this is a serious and important matter. In our surrounding area, there have been several drug overdoses recently. The information that has been gathered suggests the street drugs are being laced with a drug called Fentanyl. This drug can be mixed in with all street drugs and even opioids. There are people who can make pills and can compress whatever they want to in the pills. They can even alter the appearance and make it look as if it came from the pharmacy. This is where Fentanyl makes it introduction to the addicts who may abuse illegal prescription drugs.
In case you are not aware, Fentanyl can be introduced into the blood system by simply being absorbed through the skin!! That’s right, so if there is Fentanyl present or even residue on an object it becomes an extremely dangerous problem. Especially if a child has access to it. This drug will absorb through the skin and the child’s life will be in danger. We have added a few photos to show you how much Fentanyl it takes to cause an adult to begin overdosing, to impress upon you how dangerous it can be to the whole community, especially our children! If this is mixed into a drug, there is no way to know it is in there or how much was added. And those drug dealers are not looking out for anyone’s safety!

If you have an addiction problem and need help, please call this number for our area (870)-772-1371 or contact the Narcotics anonymous Hotline at 1-888-NAWORKS (1-888-629-6757.)

Our Criminal Investigation Division along with our Drug Task Force is putting great effort into this investigation. We will keep our community updated as information becomes available, so we can all stay safe.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on...
04/01/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. We know the topic of sexual assault is difficult to discuss publicly but by bringing awareness and letting victims know that they are not alone, ensure they are given the resources they need, and encouragement to stand up to report violence is important.

We know that one month isn’t enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence. However, the attention April generates is an opportunity to energize and
expand prevention efforts throughout the year.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is about more than awareness — our ultimate goal
is prevention.

You will see all of TAPD wearing a small teal pin on their uniforms throughout the month to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We ask for your support as well.

The TAPD Most Wanted section is back up on the Mobile APP. Be sure to download the APP for up-to-date notifications of w...
03/29/2021

The TAPD Most Wanted section is back up on the Mobile APP. Be sure to download the APP for up-to-date notifications of whats happening within your community.

You can report suspicious activity or Most Wanted suspects through the app anonymously or through our anonymous mobile TEXT Line (903) 824-3549

WANTED- Aaron Brock Walker Walker is wanted for Residential Burglary. You can help #TAPD locate Walker by sharing this p...
03/25/2021

WANTED- Aaron Brock Walker

Walker is wanted for Residential Burglary. You can help #TAPD locate Walker by sharing this post.

Aaron Brock Walker, if you are reading this post call CID at 903-798-3154 and make arrangements to turn yourself in today.

If anyone knows where Aaron Brock Walker 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.

Time is such a tricky thing. Sometimes sad events make time slow down, just as happy events seem to fly by. Time can giv...
03/25/2021

Time is such a tricky thing. Sometimes sad events make time slow down, just as happy events seem to fly by. Time can give us the breathing room we may need to distance ourselves from grief and adjust to a life that has changed so significantly. Or it can pass so swiftly, that it seems we do not have time to adjust. Although it has been one year since our police family lost Holly Smith, so much has changed within that year that the latter is true. It seems like only yesterday that she was showing her amazing compassion to victim’s as a detective and her gumption to fellow officers who thought to tease her! The joy we got from having Holly in our lives will last a lifetime but the craziness of the last year has meant the sadness we feel from her being taken far too early is still strong. That is why we were so happy and thankful for her niece DayLee today. DayLee has reason to be both happy and sad on this day. Happy because she is an amazing young woman celebrating her 17th birthday and sad because today is also the date of her aunt’s passing. So, to make this day all about celebrating, DayLee decided a few days ago to honor Holly’s memory and support her police family at the same time! She started a fund account in Holly’s memory, to raise money for our Shop With A Cop Program. Today, DayLee and her family came to TAPD to advise us they would be donating $1000 in Holly’s name! That is 10 children who will have an amazing shopping experience because of DayLee’s kindness and generosity!!!

Please take a moment to help us thank DayLee, not only for doing such an amazing thing on her birthday, but for also making this day of remembrance so much easier for us.

We love you and miss you Holly!

UPDATE: Great News!!!! Ms. Martinez has been in contact with our agency and is doing good. Thank you for taking the time...
03/24/2021

UPDATE: Great News!!!! Ms. Martinez has been in contact with our agency and is doing good. Thank you for taking the time to look this over and help this come to a quick resolution!

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would like everyone to take a moment and read and share this missing person alert. You can contact our agency at the listed phone number or by messenger if you have any information pertaining to Eva Martinez.

03/20/2021

Okay folks it is 9pm!! Just a helpful reminder. With springtime among us, the days will be getting longer and the weather will be getting warmer. These Nab-Grabbers will spring into thievery. They prey on YOU being forgetful! So, let’s check ourselves and go over our 9at9!!
1) Are your doors closed? Car doors, garage doors, shed doors etc.….
2) Are your doors locked? Car doors, garage doors, shed doors, house doors etc.….
3) Are your outside valuables put away? Bicycles, ATV’s, tools....
4) Are your valuables removed from inside your vehicle? KEYS, garage door openers, credit cards, lab tops, iPads, phones, purses, wallets and GUNS, vehicles are not gun safes, most stolen gun cases that are worked by detectives, come from unlocked vehicles.
5) Have you checked your mail?
6) Does your exterior lighting work? Porch lights, floodlights and streetlights. If you have non-working streetlights in your neighborhood. You can call the electric co-op and advise them, and they will replace the bulb.
7) Don’t just be a neighbor, BE A NEIGHBOR! Look out for one another.
8)Are your fur babies secure?
9) Last but not Least: WHERE ARE YOUR KIDS AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

03/18/2021

We wanted to update everyone. Jason Stewart, jr the suspect in the shooting earlier today, is in custody at this time. Thank you for any assistance.

Update: Jason Stewart Jr. surrendered himself to police late Wednesday evening. Thank you for following this post. The T...
03/17/2021

Update: Jason Stewart Jr. surrendered himself to police late Wednesday evening. Thank you for following this post.

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department needs YOUR help!
Detectives are actively looking for Jason Stewart, Jr 18-years-old of Texarkana, AR. Stewart is wanted for Domestic Battery in the First degree, for shooting Kayla Keatts 20-year-old of Texarkana, TX. This occurred in the 1000 block of Locust Street today around 11:46am.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (903)-798-3154 or Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP (903-793-7867).

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100 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR
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