would like to welcome you to the Forrest City Police Department web
page. We hope that you find your visit informational and helpful.
For Emergencies call 9-1-1.
The non-emergency number for the police department is (870) 633-3434.
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Forrest City Police
Department Most Wanted
The Forrest City Police Department will post information concerning
dangerous individuals wanted for crimes in our city and unidentified
suspects in crimes.
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.
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
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
Police Department Structure:
Communication Section: 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
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.
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
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.
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.
The Forrest City Police Department is constantly looking
for motivated, dedicated professionals for both Police Officer and Communication
Starting pay for a non-certified police officer based
on civilian educational level is $26,912.00 to $28,712.00 per year.
Certified Police Officer positions start at a minimum of $29,243.00
to $33,443.00 per year depending on education and certification level.
A Dispatcher position starting pay varies from $20,632.00 per year to
$22,432.00 per year depending on education level.
All employees receive a raise at the completion of the
first year of service with the Forrest City Police Department. Employment
benefits include: paid vacation (three weeks for officers/two weeks
for civilian) and paid sick leave (20 days per year) after one year
of service for police and civilian, Municipal League Health Insurance
coverage which covers medical, dental and vision; LOPFI retirement for
officers and APERS for civilian employees; education and longevity pay
incentives. College tuition will be reimbursed by the city up to an
Associates Degree. Overtime pay and Compensation time is also provided
Please contact the Forrest City Police Department at (870)
633-3434 for employment opportunities.
The City of Forrest City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Forrest City Police Department
225 North Rosser