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.
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TAPD was happy to help make Ethan's birthday a little more special during this pandemic!
05/07/2020

TAPD was happy to help make Ethan's birthday a little more special during this pandemic!

VIDEO: Texarkana staged a birthday surprise for a student. Please join us in wishing Ethan a belated happy 18th ► https://bit.ly/2YCSm4J

***DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS INDIVIDUAL??***The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department needs your help with the identificatio...
05/05/2020

***DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS INDIVIDUAL??***

The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department needs your help with the identification of the attached subject. This person decided to enter another person's vehicle without permission and browse through the contents of the vehicle.

If you recognize him or have information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 903-798-3154.

You can also contact the Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP (903-793-7867). All callers remain anonymous.

Any individuals listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

#TAPD #SeeSomethingSaySomething

Seems with all the donations our community has poured out during this pandemic,  we forgot to thank Abernathy for their ...
05/05/2020

Seems with all the donations our community has poured out during this pandemic, we forgot to thank Abernathy for their two donations of spray hand sanitizer. On two occasions (after the Facebook guy went home) they showed up at the PD with a few cases of hand sanitizer spray. This donation came weeks ago when we were scrambling to get hand sanitizer (and toilet paper) along with the rest of Texarkana. We appreciate their support! We also hope everyone is taking note of those local businesses who have stepped up during this pandemic and do your part to #shoplocaltxk.

TAPD would like to thank Texarkana Hose and Gasket for their donation of 5 gallons of alcohol based hand sanitizer today...
05/05/2020

TAPD would like to thank Texarkana Hose and Gasket for their donation of 5 gallons of alcohol based hand sanitizer today. This high octane sanitizer (see hazmat sticker) will go a long way in keeping your city's officers healthy.

Happy Star Wars Day
05/04/2020

Happy Star Wars Day

Miller County Office of Emergency Management
04/30/2020

Miller County Office of Emergency Management

Miller County Emergency Operations Center Update 04/30/20;
*Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Miller County: 34*
*24 Recoveries

*Miller County Court House to Ease Restrictions.
Beginning Monday at 8am the Miller County Courthouse will begin to ease restrictions in that all offices, except the Circuit Judges, will be open to the public for business. Only the South Handicap entrance will be accessible and expect to be screened (temp) prior to entering. Note * All Circuit Court Judges will continue business by appointment only*

*City of Texarkana Arkansas; With regards to the previously held press conference of the Joint OEM, which included Miller County, concerning the recommend curfew for the City of Texarkana, this recommendation is no longer in place.

*Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Directives for Restaurants; The directive takes in effect on Monday, May 11th, 2020. The Directive is attached to this release.

* Governor Asa Hutchinson Begins Lifting restrictions, The following announcement dates for directives on the following businesses & groups.
• May 1 – Beauty and Barber Salon Decision
• May 4- Places of Worship & Larger venue Decision

NOTE* The above are NOT opening dates, rather the announcement date for directives.

The Miller County Emergency Operations Center will continue to follow all directives from Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health concerning the upcoming soft openings scheduled in the coming weeks.

*Drive Thru Screening Yesterday was a success, Wednesday, April 29th: Lansdell Family Clinic tested well over 200 people from the local area. Lansdell will continue all COVID-19 testing at their office located at 3809 East 9th Street. Contact 870-330-4385 for further information.

*Upcoming Press Conference on Tuesday May5th, 2020; 10am, located at the Texarkana Arkansas Police Training Room, 1st floor of the Bi-State. Information of Governors current directives will be discussed.

*We request all business within Miller County to recognize and adhere to directives provided by the Governors office and Arkansas Department of Health.

The Bi-State Narcotics Task force is seeking certified officer applicants for a position as an Investigator with the 8th...
04/30/2020

The Bi-State Narcotics Task force is seeking certified officer applicants for a position as an Investigator with the 8th South Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

The Texarkana AR Police Department’s collective heart goes out to our sister agency and Captain Bunting’s family during ...
04/30/2020

The Texarkana AR Police Department’s collective heart goes out to our sister agency and Captain Bunting’s family during this difficult time. Captain Bunting will surely be missed by all, on both sides of town. Please keep TTPD and Captain Bunting's family in your thoughts and prayers.

It's with a broken heart that we share the passing of Texarkana Texas Police Captain Joe Bunting, who died unexpectedly at his home after work last night.

Joe served law enforcement for over 40 years - including 35 years of exemplary service with our department. He held the rank of captain for the last 19 years of his career. He had previously worked for the Stephen F. Austin University and Nacogdoches Texas Police Departments. He was also a Marine Corps veteran.

During his devoted service to this department, Joe served as a Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Office of Professional Responsibility, City Marshal, Uniform Services Commander, Investigative Services Commander, and Interim Chief of Police.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Alice Bunting, and three sons, Joey, Sam, and John - as well as his brothers and sisters at the Texarkana Texas Police Department.

Please keep Joe’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this most unexpected loss.

Rest in Peace, Captain Bunting…

04/29/2020
Texarkana Arkansas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

We are so grateful for our TACPAAA and all they do for not only us but for this community. Thank you for taking the time to show us some love

Since this situation arose there wasn’t a call to action, there wasn’t a question asked of them, there wasn’t a worry about who will watch over us, who will protect us, who will care for our ill. Each person who chose to stand up and chose to be there did it not only because it was “their job” but because it was their purpose. It was what they strive to do, who they strive to be, who they essentially are. We have been able to be safe in our community because of these people and this is just one way we can say #ThankYou.

Want us to feature a frontline worker in a video? Comment with a photo on this post for it to be added to our next one.

Thank you to Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Texarkana Texas Police Department, LifeNet,Inc., Texarkana Emergency Center, Lansdell Family Clinic-Texarkana, Wadley Regional Medical Center, CHRISTUS St. Michael, Wake Village Police Department, Nash Texas Police Department, Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department, & Healthcare Express.

Time for another Wanted Wednesday Post, but this one is a bit different. The guy we had picked out for today was arreste...
04/29/2020

Time for another Wanted Wednesday Post, but this one is a bit different. The guy we had picked out for today was arrested up early this morning... so, TAPD Wanted to Thank You all for helping us ID this guy.

On April 24th we were informed of a burglary at Fat Jack's. We posted a photo of the suspect on our page. We received numerous tips that this pictured person was Ethan Gibson. We were able to compare the surveillance video with known photos of Gibson and were able to secure a warrant for his arrest. Around 4am this morning, one of our officers stopped a vehicle in which Gibson was a passenger. He was promptly arrested and taken to the Miller County Jail in time for breakfast.

Thank you all! TAPD loves our community and appreciates everyone's help in this matter.

On Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:30pm, Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to the 600 Block of Price Lane, Park Ridge Apar...
04/28/2020
Arkansas Police Department – To protect and serve Texarkana

On Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:30pm, Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to the 600 Block of Price Lane, Park Ridge Apartments, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers located Courtland Luckey, 40yoa, inside the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers rendered first aid to Courtland but he later died from his injuries on scene.

Initial investigation revealed Courtland parked his vehicle away from the apartment complex and walked up to the residence. Courtland then forced his way inside the residence and began physically assaulting his estranged wife, Tynisha Luckey, and a male (48yoa) while a using a blade weapon. Tynisha retrieved a firearm shooting Courtland multiple times. The male was transported by Lifenet to Wadley for severe injuries sustained by Courtland prior to the shooting. There were 2 children inside the residence during the incident who were uninjured.

Once this investigation is complete the case file will be presented to the prosecutor’s office to determine what charges, if any, will be filed.

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

On Thursday, 04/23/2020 at approximately 2130 hours this subject entered Fat Jack's and stole several items. We know the...
04/24/2020

On Thursday, 04/23/2020 at approximately 2130 hours this subject entered Fat Jack's and stole several items. We know the pictures aren't the best, but he's wearing a t-shirt with "SECURITY" written across the back and has a neck tattoo. If anyone has any idea who this is, or information about this crime please contact #TAPD.

You can also contact the Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP (903-793-7867). All callers remain anonymous.

Miller County Office of Emergency Management
04/21/2020

Miller County Office of Emergency Management

Miller County Emergency Operations Center Update 04/21/20

As Public Safety Telecommunications Appreciation week wraps up, TAPD would like to say a special thanks to all the dispa...
04/17/2020

As Public Safety Telecommunications Appreciation week wraps up, TAPD would like to say a special thanks to all the dispatchers at Bi-State. We appreciate all of you!

On Friday, April 10, 2020 at 4:52 a.m. Officers of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to a call at 2345 ...
04/10/2020

On Friday, April 10, 2020 at 4:52 a.m. Officers of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to a call at 2345 Trinity Blvd, Texarkana, AR, Red River Credit Union.

Upon arrival Officer Bryan arrived to see the suspects attempting to open the money canisters of the ATM. Two suspects ran toward Woodline Dr. but were apprehended after a foot pursuit by Officer Byran and Officer Derrick.

It was determined the suspects were allegedly driving a car that had been stolen from Forest Bend Lane to break into the ATM.
Officers recovered all money and the stolen vehicle used by the suspects.

20-year-old Treveyon Vankieth Dargin and a 16-year-old male of Houston, TX were charged with breaking and entering, criminal mischief 1st degree, 4 counts theft of property, engaging in criminal gang organization, and fleeing.

Photo credit: Field Walsh

NSVRC
04/10/2020
NSVRC

NSVRC

Help is available 24/7 — anyone affected by abuse and needing support can reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline at http://thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522

Corporal McAdams noticed that the Alpha Park, the park created by off-duty officers for the community, was in need of so...
04/09/2020

Corporal McAdams noticed that the Alpha Park, the park created by off-duty officers for the community, was in need of some TLC. As he began to pick the trash up, Curtis Pondexter stopped him and asked if he needed any help. Pondexter, who was mowing yards in the area, began helping Cpl. McAdams pick trash up, sprayed for weeds and started he would be happy to mow the grass as well! Class act guy!

It gets even better, a Mr. Davis (sorry we didn't get your first name) also stopped to help and hauled off the trash bags for us.

Seriously, this kind of stuff is what makes TAPD proud of the Texarkana community. You guys are awesome.

If you know Mr. Davis or Pondexter, tag them in the comments and let them know you appreciate them!

Miller County Office of Emergency Management
04/09/2020

Miller County Office of Emergency Management

Miller County Emergency Operations Center Update 04/09/20

Arkansas Governors Emergency Order Proclamation; https://govstatus.egov.com/ar-covid-19

The Texarkana Police Department is making changes to the Patrol Fleet in 2020.  We will begin using Hybrid SUV’s. This w...
04/08/2020

The Texarkana Police Department is making changes to the Patrol Fleet in 2020. We will begin using Hybrid SUV’s.

This will become the first Ford Interceptor Utility hybrid SUV in the agency. It is the first pursuit-rated SUV to hit the market with a standard hybrid engine. The agency plans to put more hybrid SUV’s in service during the next few months.

Texarkana, AR Police Chief Bob Harrison said the agency will save money through fuel savings.

Ford said the SUV gets about 24 combined city and highway miles per gallon and could save taxpayers between $3,500 and $5,700 in annual fuel costs per vehicle.

The hybrid Interceptor is not a plug-in vehicle. It instead uses a gas engine and an electric battery that is charged through the engine and kinetic energy lost while braking, a process known as regenerative braking.

“Hybrid technology is ideal for law enforcement because of the potentially significant idle-time fuel savings,” Ford said in a news release. “When police vehicles are stationary, a conventional gasoline engine must run continuously to power emergency lighting, radios, computers and other on-board electrical equipment.”

We would also like to express our thanks to Whatley Sign Company who helped bring our new image to life. The traditional white doors will now be black with white lettering on the sides. The center of the hood and top of the vehicle will be white.

In addition, we are moving to all blue lights. There will no longer be red and blue lights on the top lightbar.

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to drive one of these vehicles on a daily basis? If you are interested in a law enforcement career, contact our recruiter.

The Texarkana Police Department would like to thank Mayo Furniture for the donation of 80 reusable cloth masks to help o...
04/08/2020

The Texarkana Police Department would like to thank Mayo Furniture for the donation of 80 reusable cloth masks to help our heroes out during this pandemic. They also gave 60 additional ones to the Fire Department. It's just one more reason Texarkana is an awesome place! We've seen an outpouring of community support during this time. From Brewsters Coffe Shop, giving officers free coffee (I recommend the Americano with an extra shot of espresso) to the 2 dozen donuts from the McLemore family this morning, the community support we have here is amazing!

Thank you everyone! And remember, #CoverUpTexarkana

CDC
04/07/2020

CDC

Use a cloth face covering in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Your cloth face covering should:

✔️Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils
✔️Fit snugly against the sides of the face
✔️Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through
✔️Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape

Do not buy surgical masks to use as a face covering. Those are intended for healthcare workers and first responders. Many items you may already have in your home can be used to create face coverings. Try creating a cloth face covering using bandanas, ski masks, washable napkins, or dish towels. https://bit.ly/2Ravt42

Stay at home! Stop the spread!
04/04/2020

Stay at home! Stop the spread!

Staying at home is the most aggressive weapon we have to fight this virus. If you want to help the community but not sure how, this is all you need to do! Please share so OEM can see how far this message travels.

Problem is fixed! ******************************Windstream phone customers may experience issues calling 911 this mornin...
04/04/2020

Problem is fixed!

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Windstream phone customers may experience issues calling 911 this morning. They’ve got an issue with their system that seems to be keeping calls from going through - possibly including some 911 calls. Windstream is working on getting it fixed. However, if you have an emergency in the meantime and your 911 call from your home phone won’t go through, please use your cell phone instead. Shouldn’t have any problems if you do that.

Cell phones and those using VoIP are not affected by this outage.

Pro Tip: Please do not call 911 simply to test if your phone is working or not. 👍

In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness abou...
04/03/2020

In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.

This year, SAAM is celebrating its 19th anniversary with the theme “I Ask” to empower everyone to put consent into practice.

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.

Miller County Office of Emergency Management
03/31/2020

Miller County Office of Emergency Management

Miller County Emergency Operations Center

March 31, 2020

In keeping with the spirit of the State of Arkansas directive to minimize gatherings, the city of Texarkana, Arkansas and Miller County has established an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Miller County Office of Emergency Management, located at 1007 Jefferson Avenue, Texarkana, Arkansas. This will allow for the appropriate number of agency representatives to work together in the EOC. We are committed to making the best decisions possible for every citizen of Miller County and ask for your continued support and understanding. We will continue to stay in contact with Governor Hutchinson and our local Legislators to ensure an open line of communication which will include the City of Texarkana, Texas and Bowie County.

Miller County Judge Cathy Harrison and Mayor Allen Brown will host a Press Conference on Thursday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm in the Bi-State Justice Training Center. Social distancing will be adhered to including screening of participants.

For questions involving COVID-19 contact 870-772-2591 or visit www.coronatxk.org.

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100 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR
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