Pocahontas Police Department
410 N. Marr Street
Pocahontas Arkansas 72455
Business Office ONLY: (870) 892-9867
Fax: (870) 892-9043
Criminal Investigations: (870) 892-3513
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY – CALL 911.
TO REQUEST A REPORT BE WRITTEN, PLEASE CONTACT CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS at 870-892-3295 for DISPATCH OF AN OFFICER.
Chief David Edington
Chief of Police
Cpl Trason Johnson
About Our Department
The Pocahontas Police Department is led by Chief Edington. The department has seventeen Full-Time Officers, one Animal Control Officer, six Reserve Officers, one Administrative Assistant and one Part-Time Administrative Assistant.
Among the full time officers are the department’s Criminal Investigators, Patrol Division, Warrants Division, and School Resource Officers for the Pocahontas School System. The department has ten Certified Law Enforcement Instructors and one Certified D.A.R.E. Instructor. Pocahontas Police Department’s Animal Control Officer is Level One and Level Two Certified and is a member of Arkansas State Animal Control Association. He is a former Board Member for the State of Arkansas Animal Control Board.
The Pocahontas 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 of 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 Pocahontas. 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.