The primary mission of the Forrest City Police Department is protection of life, property, preservation of public peace, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminal perpetrators, promotion of respect and cooperation of all citizens for the law and for those sworn to enforce it. The Department strives to provide the best possible police service to residents of Forrest City and to those who work, travel and shop here.
The Forrest City Police Department operates with an estimated budget of three million dollars annually. There are forty-eight budgeted positions in the police department. Eleven civilian employees and thirty-seven sworn members.
Other Department Activities
The Forrest City Police Department also has a Tactical Team comprised of sworn members from different Divisions of the department. This team is used for high risk drug search warrant entries, hostage situations and other duties.
Police Department Structure
The Communication Section is responsible for all communications, incoming and outgoing from the Department. There are six full time dispatcher positions and one part time dispatcher position.
Special Services Division
The Special Services Division is responsible for specialized police patrols, court security, prisoner management and department training. The Department has two dedicated School Resource Officers. There is an officer assigned in the Forrest City High School and Forrest City Junior High School. The Department also has two dedicated Forrest City Housing Authority Officers. Department communications personnel are under this Division also.
The Patrol Division is responsible for the general police patrols, traffic enforcement, traffic accident investigations, and initial criminal reports/investigations. They are charged with providing an immediate police response to any situation within the City of Forrest City. . Officers work eight and a half hour shifts. There are a total of sixteen Patrolmen, three Corporals, and three Patrol Sergeants in the Division.
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for detailed investigations into criminal activity which also includes drug investigations. There are four detectives and one secretary assigned to the Division.
Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC)
Search your area for registered sex offenders on-line. You can also register to check on a Department of Corrections prisoner and/or be automatically notified when the prisoner is released from jail or coming up for parole. There is a lot of public information available at this web site including crime statistics.
CITY SHOP/PUBLIC WORKS
Non-Emergency: (870) 261-1418
Roy Hamilton (870) 261-2035
Darin Flenoy (870) 261-3151
Emergency: (870) 633-1571
Non-Emergency: (870) 633-2921