The Patrol Division is responsible for maintaining the service and law enforcement needs of the community of Searcy, Arkansas on a seven day a week, twenty-four hour a day basis.
It is comprised of uniformed officers working all general calls for service coming into the 911 dispatch center, as well as patrol, security checks, School Resource Officers, special events, and traffic related duties. The Patrol Division is also responsible for the collection, cataloging, storage, and preservation of all evidence and found property.
The mission of the Searcy Police Department’s Patrol Division is to uphold the standard set forth through the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, the Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure, and to uphold and enforce all the laws of this state.
Within that broad mission, a more specific mission is:
- Safeguard the lives and property of every member of the community and visitors to the community
- Investigate reported criminal activity, traffic movement, and accidents; record patterns for investigation and study
- Study the pattern of recorded activity to better serve the needs of the citizens
- Identify, arrest, and assist in the prosecution of persons committing crime
- Recover lost and stolen property, identify the proper owner, and return it safely to the owner
- Insure safe and orderly movement throughout the city by visitors and citizens
The goal of the Patrol Division is to maintain the highest level of quality employees possible and provide professional law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of this community. Through training and leadership, employees assigned to the Patrol Division will continue to develop into confident and professional law enforcement officers.
School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program is a nationally implemented program involving assignment of carefully selected and specially trained law enforcement officers to work directly in the schools within that particular law enforcement’s agencies jurisdiction in full cooperation with the school administrators and faculty. The Searcy Police Department currently has a SRO at Searcy High School and another at Ahlf Junior High School.