TRUMANN POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRUMANN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Of Police: Larry N. Blagg
1st Lt. Jerry Foster
Lt. Shane Blagg
K-9 Kevin Holt w/canton
The police department has 16 full-time officers, 2 school resource officers, 7 reserve officers, 4 dispatchers and jailers/matrons, and 3 full-time secretaries.
We promise to serve and protect the citizens of our fair city to the very best of our ability. We are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our fellow citizens, if that need should ever be the case. We will always treat each and every person with the respect that they deserve. "As the chief of police I will employee the most qualified personnel within my power and provide the citizens with the best service possible"
Chief Larry N. Blagg
History in short:
The building in which the Trumann Police Department is housed was built in 1973 and in 2001 went through an interior renovation. The building is located at 221 Melton Ave, just off of Hwy 463 in Trumann. The old police station was located downtown on the corner of Ozark & Main and was seperate from the old jail, which was just down the street. The police station and jail are all in one building now and has been since it was built in '73. The department has had a few chiefs since the first one in 1939, before that the city had what is known as "Town Marshalls" for thier top lawman. The department has built up to the current personnel from just a hand-full that the city was a custom to in the early days. The population of Trumann is around 7,000 and is the largest city in Poinsett County which has total population of around 26,000. The city changed its name twice before landing on the name Trumann, the names went from Weona to Mosier and around the turn of the century is when they decided on the nameTrumann. Back in the early days the officers would drive their personal vehicles on patrol. The department is today one of the finest around and we are very proud of its growth.
PAST-CHIEFS OF POLICE:
Edgar Sullins 1939-1965
Glenn Phillips 1964-1967
Marvin Cook 1967-1969
Charles Meredith 1969-1974
Bobby Berry 1975-1977
Buford Presley 1977
Jim Furnish 1978-1987
Jerry Bland 1988-2000
Corky Richardson 2000-2004
Larry N. Blagg 2004-Present
Trumann, Arkansas---located just 50 miles north of Memphis,TN on
Hwy 63 (Future I-555) and just 7 miles south of Jonesboro,Arkansas.
Located at 221 Melton Ave, The District Court House is located at the same location. The building is just over 11,000' and is at full capacity.
PO Box 120--Trumann Police Department--Trumann,AR 72472
870-483-6423 emer. 870-483-5121 bus.
District Court: 870-483-7771
Located at the same location, 14 beds, 1 Trustee Room, Sally Port with 2 doors, Large Booking area, Intake Photo area, Search Room, Bonding Area, Visitation Split Room with telecom., 5 Cells with phone service, and all under the watchful eye of 9 cameras.
The full functioning dispatch center includes a terminal for ACIC/NCIC, an in house computer in network, warrants, summons, radio contact with the fire department and ambulance service. The dispatchers do 9-1-1 transfers and answer direct emergency phone calls.
Remember 9-1-1 or 870-483-6423
Missing and Exploited Children Program:
The department is prepared to enter missing children in a moments notice if the case should arise, this will be in addition to the use of our NCIC computer. We can also use the same software to produce posters for missing adults, stolen or missing property or number of other things.
Cops For Kids Program:
(concentrating on public schools)
This is a program that was developed by 3 officers in 1994, Larry Blagg, Ronnie Dye and Jamie Carter. The program was such a sucess that the Trumann Chmaber Of Commerce awarded the three with outstanding achievement awards in 1995. The program was developed to help educate kids in the areas of illegal drugs, 9-11, bike safety and other areas of interest. The Dare program came on the scene a few years back and we have backed off a little and now focus on special events and on our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which provides free toys, food, sodas, and fun for all of the kids. This event has been a great sucess and will be celebrating its 10th annual egg hunt this year (2005). There is two vehicles dedicated to the program, a Chevy Camaro and a Golf Cart, both marked and painted the same.
Patrol & K-9:
The patrol division is operating around the clock with a full crew, the officers patrol the city streets and answer calls when called up on to do so. The officers are well trained and loyal to citizens of our community. The officers are trained at the Arkansas law Enforcement Academy with college hours transfered.
The K-9 is Black Lab (Canton) and is trained in narcotics and in tracking. The K-9 is re-certified every year and is one of top quality.
Two CID officers manage this office with help of two secretaries, The officers are responsible for crime scenes, drug investigations and areas such as this. This office also manages our NIBRS crime report information. This department has several pieces of equipment to help aid them in investigations.
Reserve Officer Program:
The department has 7 paid reserve officers that help on a regular basis, the officers are a great asset and worth thier weight in gold. We provide the officers with all the essentials, weapons, portable radios, and bullet proof vests. The officers are paid for anytime that they are scheduled to work.
Training Building & Firing Range:
The training buiding is 1200' and is located just south of the firing range. They both are recent additions to our department and we are very proud to have them. The department is very lucky to have 3 certified instructors on staff. The location is at the very north east corner of the city.
Each and every officer is assigned a .40 cal Glock with night sights, ammo, and all of the web gear. Each officer receives a clothing allowance for unifroms and boots. Each officer is assigned thier own take home car. Each officer is assigned a bullet proof vest. Officers have at thier disposal 12 guage shotguns & rifles
(AR-15 M-4's). The officers are assigned to an office, which has computers and proper work stations.
The department has 5 Dodge Durangos and the rest are Crown Vic's (10). The school resource officers have a Crown Vic and a Chevy Impala. There is the Cops For Kids camaro and Golf Cart, which is kept in storage until needed. The department is in the process of purchasing a new vehicle at this time.
The 9-1-1 Center is operated out of the Poinsett County Sheriffs office. We are in direct connection with the center and we work great together.
There is full-time ambulance service located within the city limits. The ambulance service has just built a new buiding which is located on hwy 69 west just about a 1/4 mile east of hwy 63.
I am trying to pull together a Tactical Team for situations that might arise when specialized training is needed. There is also plans of adding some square footage for needed storage space. The police station is in need of a new roof and it is in the plans to do so. The city is in the process of trying to keep a 1 cent temporary sales tax on, they wish to borrow on the bond, but it will be up to the voters in March,if it passes we will be able to do some changes and updates.