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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07/17/2020
Today at 5 PM the Texarkana Arkansas police department responded to the 3500 block of Garland Avenue in reference to a s...
07/14/2020

Today at 5 PM the Texarkana Arkansas police department responded to the 3500 block of Garland Avenue in reference to a shots fired call. Upon arrival the victim was located and transported for medical attention.

The investigation revealed that an altercation occurred in the street when the suspect, Chris Tyler, 26yoa, shot the victim , McEntry Neal Jr, 20 yoa, several times before fleeing the scene.

The Texarkana Arkansas police department criminal investigation division responded and continued the investigation.

CID Detective Wayne Easley developed a lead to a residence on Broadmoor where Tyler was arrested for battery 2nd and aggravated assault.

Neal is currently at Saint Michael’s hospital For medical treatment.

Big thanks to Circle J Cowboy Church for providing all our officers and dispatchers with bags full of appreciation and g...
07/13/2020

Big thanks to Circle J Cowboy Church for providing all our officers and dispatchers with bags full of appreciation and goodies. We are so grateful for the support and love!

Law enforcement officers across Arkansas are set to begin a week-long concerted speed enforcement plan next week.  The o...
07/10/2020
Traffic Safety Marketing |

Law enforcement officers across Arkansas are set to begin a week-long concerted speed enforcement plan next week. The operation will be publicized across the state using a public message headline, “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”.

The intensified enforcement plan involving both state and local departments will begin Monday, July 13th and continue through the following Sunday, July 19th. Additionally throughout the month of July, the Arkansas State Police will contribute patrol resources in a Regional Speed Enforcement Plan that targets speeding violators on particular selected days of the week. The participating states include Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

“Speeding is synonymous with tragedy and death on our roadways,” said Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “It’s a proven fact, higher speeds significantly reduce a driver’s reaction time and ability to steer safely around other vehicles, roadway hazards, and unexpected highway exits or detours in highway construction zones."

Drivers who ignore the speed limit put themselves, their passengers, and others at tremendous risk. During calendar year 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 26 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. and 9,378 people lost their lives in the crashes, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In Arkansas 131 deaths were attributed to speed related crashes during 2018.

Already this year, Arkansas traffic fatalities are on the rise. According to preliminary NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting data, fatalities in speeding related crashes are increasing at an alarming rate. Through the end of June (2020) 84 people have died in speed related crashes, compared to 63 at the same time last year which equates to a 33 percent increase.

The goal of these enforcement efforts is to save lives and make drivers aware that no excuses for speeding are acceptable. When it comes to speeding; Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine.

More information on the “Obey the Sign, or Pay the Fine” mobilization can be found at www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501) 618-8136. Additional information about Arkansas’ ongoing Toward Zero Deaths initiative to eliminate preventable traffic fatalities can be found at www.TZDarkansas.org

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Severe flash flooding is occurring all over the Texarkana area. Please use caution and Do NOT attempt to drive through ...
07/06/2020

Severe flash flooding is occurring all over the Texarkana area. Please use caution and Do NOT attempt to drive through high water! If at all possible stay put until the rain stops in the water subsides. This is currently the 2400 block of Laurel Street and East 9th and Broad St.

07/06/2020

Severe flash flooding is occurring all over the Texarkana area. Please use caution and Do NOT attempt to drive through high water! If at all possible stay put until the rain stops and the water subsides.

********UPDATE**********Miss Scott has been located and unharmed.  The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department appreciates...
06/27/2020

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Miss Scott has been located and unharmed. The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department appreciates your assistance.

********UPDATE**********Miss Scott has been located and unharmed.  The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department appreciates...
06/27/2020

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Miss Scott has been located and unharmed. The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department appreciates your assistance.

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The Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department is needing assistance with locating Diamond Scott. Miss Scott is a juvenile B/F, 5'2 in height and weighs 110lbs. Miss Scott was last seen wearing a white T-Shirt with a picture of Marilyn Monroe on the front and black leggings. The picture provided shows Miss Scott's current hair style. The last place Miss Scott was seen was in the area of Preston and Oats Streets in Texarkana, Arkansas.

This Independence Day, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over e...
06/25/2020
4th of July - Drive Sober | Traffic Safety Marketing

This Independence Day, the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. During the holiday weekend, law enforcement will work to put an end to drunk driving. In support of law enforcement’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, you’ll see increased enforcement on the roads with zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving accounted for 29% (10,511) of motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2018. With Fourth of July festivities wrapping up in the evening or late at night, more cars will be on the roads at night. In 2018 alone, 193 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the July 4th holiday period (6 p.m. July 3 to 5:59 a.m. July 5). Forty percent (78) of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. This compares to 2017 when 38% of the July 4 holiday period fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes.

“Sadly, many people think driving impaired is no big deal,” said Sgt. Les Colley. “The consequences are serious: If we catch you driving under the influence of alcohol, we will arrest you, and you’ll receive a DUI. That DUI will follow you throughout your life. Under no circumstances is it ever acceptable to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after you’ve been drinking. Doing so endangers you, your passengers, and everyone on the road with you. If you’re heading to Fourth of July parties this summer, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Celebrate with a Plan

This Fourth of July, TAPD and NHTSA urge drivers to designate a sober driver before heading out for the day. If you plan on drinking, plan on not driving.

TAPD recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:
• Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride sharing service to get home safely.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact 911.
• Do you have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

This Fourth of July, commit to only driving 100-percent sober. Don’t lose your independence on Independence Day, and don’t be a deadly risk to yourself and other innocent people. Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. For more information on impaired driving, visit https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over/4th-july.

Enforcement Campaign MaterialsAmericans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. This American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.Welcome Lette...

From Miller County Office of Emergency Management; Miller County, it’s time to start paying attention! The number of COV...
06/24/2020
Arkansas officials warn against Fourth of July gatherings; state logs 595 new virus cases

From Miller County Office of Emergency Management; Miller County, it’s time to start paying attention! The number of COVID-19 cases have increased to a number unexpected by health officials. Right now, the very best action you can take is to AVOID large public gatherings and keep a distance from others.

As people across the country plan their Fourth of July celebrations, Arkansas residents are among many in the U. S. watching COVID-19 cases rise. State officials on Tuesday reported 595 new cases of the virus and 10 new deaths. Gov. Asa Hutchinson responded in a news conference to recent statistical...

PRIDE Academy
06/12/2020

PRIDE Academy

Proud of our strong youth and the love and support they consistently show!

06/10/2020

UPDATE: MR. HOLLOWAY TURNED HIMSELF IN!

Our #WantedWednesday this week is Tre'Mon Holloway.

Holloway is wanted for Breaking or Entering - Vehicle. You can help #TAPD locate Holloway by sharing this post.

Tre'Mon, if you are reading this post call CID at 903-798-3154 and make arrangements to turn yourself in today.

If anyone knows where Tre'Mon Holloway 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.

The members of the Criminal Investigation Division had a visitor today.  Gracie Pendergraft, an Arkansas High School Sen...
06/09/2020

The members of the Criminal Investigation Division had a visitor today. Gracie Pendergraft, an Arkansas High School Senior Graduate, brought homemade cookies to show her appreciation. What a great surprise it was to see all of those delicious cookies. Needless to say, we were full of joy and now cookies. Thank you so much for this generous gesture and the wonderful card.

06/03/2020

UPDATE: PHILLIP LEWIS IS IN CUSTODY.

Our #WantedWednesday this week is Phillip Lewis.

Lewis is wanted for Theft by Receiving. You can help #TAPD locate Lewis by sharing this post.

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

If anyone knows where Phillip Lewis 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.

PRIDE Academy
05/29/2020

PRIDE Academy

With a heavy heart we must officially announce that due to exceptional circumstances, we are unable to present the PRIDE ACADEMY for 2020. We must consider the health and safety of our kiddos above all else.

We know things are tough right now and our kids are missing so much. Nothing lasts forever. And soon things will be better.

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.

UPDATE:  GARRETT IS IN CUSTODY.Our #WantedWednesday this week is Thomas Garrett.Garrett is wanted for Aggravated Assault...
05/27/2020

UPDATE: GARRETT IS IN CUSTODY.

Our #WantedWednesday this week is Thomas Garrett.

Garrett is wanted for Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member, and False Imprisonment. You can help #TAPD locate Garrett by sharing this post.

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

If anyone knows where Thomas Garrett 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.

#WeRemember #HonorThem
05/25/2020

#WeRemember #HonorThem

As the summer season begins and families set out on their travels across Arkansas, state and local law enforcement offic...
05/21/2020
Toward Zero Deaths

As the summer season begins and families set out on their travels across Arkansas, state and local law enforcement officers are sending a clear message to motorists, Click It or Ticket. Seat belt laws are enforced to protect drivers and their passengers from unnecessary injuries and death.

A state seat belt enforcement campaign begins this week (May 22nd) and continues through June 7th, coinciding with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends each year.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analysis from 2018 documented 9,778 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes on U.S. roads. That same year, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 AM - 5:59 AM) were not wearing seat belts. The statistical study has led law enforcement agencies to place additional emphasis on nighttime seat belt enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies are taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, whether a violator is stopped day or night.

The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office urges everyone to buckle up, every trip, every time, especially during the upcoming holiday when more motorists will be on the road.

Arkansas law requires that all front seat passengers, not just drivers, be buckled up. It requires all children under fifteen years of age to be properly secured in the vehicle. A child who is less than six years of age and who weighs less than sixty pounds should be restrained in a child passenger safety seat. If the driver has a restricted license, all passengers in the vehicle must be properly buckled up.

For more information about "Click it or Ticket" visit trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501) 618-8136. For more on the ongoing “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign, visit TZDarkansas.org

AboutRead More Arkansas' Toward Zero Deaths program is a statewide awareness campaign led by a multi-agency partnership and supported by funding from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration. It is part of "Toward Zero Deaths: A National Strate...

Our #WantedWednesday this week is Ronnie Johnson.Johnson is wanted for Battery 2nd Degree. You can help #TAPD locate Joh...
05/20/2020

Our #WantedWednesday this week is Ronnie Johnson.

Johnson is wanted for Battery 2nd Degree. You can help #TAPD locate Johnson by sharing this post.

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

If anyone knows where Ronnie Johnson can be located, please call 911, or contact the Criminal Investigation 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.

Thank you Mt. Grove Baptist Church for providing lunch to our officers working the street. We are grateful for your kind...
05/17/2020

Thank you Mt. Grove Baptist Church for providing lunch to our officers working the street. We are grateful for your kindness.

TAPD thanks everyone for their memories, thoughts and prayers during National Police Week, a time where we remember thos...
05/16/2020

TAPD thanks everyone for their memories, thoughts and prayers during National Police Week, a time where we remember those who gave their lives in the service of their communities. As this week draws to an end, we want to remind everyone that as long as we keep the memory of our fallen heroes alive, they continue to live on. Remember us in your thoughts and prayers daily, and remember the families of those that lost a loved one in the line of duty.

05/15/2020
My Pig Radio

Sgt. Bennett had a great time visiting with the fine folks at My Pig Radio this morning. Check out the interview and let us know what you think!

Thank you to Texarkana Arkansas Police Department----->>> Complete Interview https://bit.ly/TAPD_Interview

TAPD remembers Miller County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer Lisa Mauldin today for National Police Week.Correctio...
05/15/2020
Corrections Officer Lisa Anne Mauldin

TAPD remembers Miller County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer Lisa Mauldin today for National Police Week.

Corrections Officer Lisa Mauldin was killed when she and another officer were attacked by an inmate inside the Miller County Detention Center's kitchen at approximately 1:00 pm.

The inmate attacked both officers, seriously injuring them. Officer Mauldin was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The other officer transported to the same hospital where she was admitted as well.

Other officers were able to subdue the inmate who attacked them and he remains in custody.

A hero remembered never dies.

https://www.odmp.org/officer/23062-corrections-officer-lisa-anne-mauldin#.XrwjwIofCiw.link

In continuance of our National Police Week honorees, today we honor Texarkana Texas Police Officer William Jason Sprague...
05/14/2020
Police Officer William Jason Sprague

In continuance of our National Police Week honorees, today we honor Texarkana Texas Police Officer William Jason Sprague, EOW 06/15/2013.

Police Officer William Sprague succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while investigating a disturbance at Grady T. Wallace Park at approximately 12:30 am.

Officer Sprague had responded to reports of the disturbance, involving approximately 100 people, and was attempting to make contact with the driver of an SUV. The vehicle suddenly accelerated, struck him, and then fled the area. The officer was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.

The subject who struck the officer was arrested the following day after being interviewed by detectives. He was subsequently sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Officer Sprague had served with the Texarkana Police Department for two years and had previously served with several agencies in Arkansas. He is survived by his wife and son.

A hero remembered never dies.

https://www.odmp.org/officer/21793-police-officer-william-jason-sprague#.XrquH9cEk-M.link

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