Searcy Police Department

Police Chief

"Welcome to the Official Website of the Searcy Police Department. The Searcy Police Department has 51 sworn officers, 19 non-sworn personnel, and 10 Auxiliary Officers (volunteers) serving the citizens of Searcy. Our department is only as effective as our relationship with our community. This is why we stress our Mission Statement on being community oriented."

Steve Hernandez
Chief of Police
Searcy Police Department

SPD History

The Searcy Police Department has been in existence since 1879. In 1939, the City of Searcy had a Police Chief and two officers. That same year, the officers bought the first police car for the Searcy Police Department, paying for it out of their own pockets.

Mission Statement

The Searcy Police Department recognizes the responsibility of maintaining the highest standard of excellence in the performance of our duties as guardians of trust and public faith. Our primary mission is to maintain the highest standard of integrity while, equally and without bias, upholding the Constitution on the United States, the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, all rules pertaining to law enforcement within the Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure, the laws governing the State of Arkansas, and the ordinances of the City of Searcy. Additionally, we are committed to being community oriented with an emphasis on serving our citizens with the utmost courtesy and respect. We are passionate in our efforts to serve our community in order to ensure a bright future for our city and its people.

Dispatch Division

This is a high stress position that requires calm under pressure. The dispatch center is often the initial contact between the public and the police department, and generally the services provided begin when a dispatcher answers the telephone. The dispatch center is a vital link and has a significant impact on the quality of police services rendered.

Criminal Investigation Division

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is responsible for investigating all felony and serious misdemeanor offenses that occur within the city.Gathering intelligence information is important for any police agency to investigate current offenses, as well as a proactive approach to prevent crime. CID is also responsible for the background investigations of all applicants for employment with the Searcy Police Department.

Crimes Against Women

The Crimes Against Women (CAW) Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division was formed as a grant funded project to better serve the sector of our community which suffers from domestic violence and related crimes, through specialized investigative work. Sex offender tracking and home visits are randomly conducted on the offenders who are registered and live within city limits.

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Narcotics Division

The Narcotics Division Investigators spend much of their time speaking to concerned citizens, answering the drug task force hotline, gathering intelligence information, and working surveillance. The presence of illegal drugs in our community, as well as many communities in the United States, continues to rise.

Drug Tip Line: (501) 279-1006
Phone Numbers:
Non-Emergency: (501) 268-3531
Emergency: 911
Records Clerk: (501) 279-1077
Criminal Investigation Division: (501) 279-1038
Animal Control: (501) 279-1099
Chief's Office: (501) 279-1021
Drug Tip Line: (501) 279-1006
Patrol Division

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.

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.

Support Division

The Support Division strives to ensure the department's resources are spent in the most efficient way possible. This division is also responsible for providing training along with building, vehicle, and equipment maintenance.


The Administration of the Searcy Police Department includes the Chief of Police, the Major, four Lieutenants, the records clerks, and the administrative assistant.
The Records Clerk provides professional records maintenance and clerical support to the Searcy Police Department. The Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police provides professional records maintenance and clerical support, specifically, to the Police Chief of the Searcy Police Department.

Animal Control

The Animal Control Worker is a Code Enforcement Officer and is responsible for enforcing the animal code, municipal codes, ordinances or regulations involving animal incidents or offenses occurring within the City of Searcy, Arkansas.

Animal Control: (501) 279-1099

Humane Society of Searcy (animal shelter) is located at 112 Johnston Road.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday - Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information call (501) 268-3535 or email
Find pets available for adoption:

Information regarding Impounding of Animals:


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