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We are live at Parsons Stadium on Emma for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade taking place in downtown Springdale this morning.
We are lined up ready to start the Martin Luther King Jr. parade this morning in downtown Springdale on Emma Avenue.
We need your help! The female in the picture posted is wanted for questioning regarding a "tag swap" incident. If you recognize her please call the Springdale Criminal Investigation Division at 479-750-8139 or the anonymous tip line at 479-750-4484. Thanks for you help.
Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and Linda Craig from Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) stopped by the police station and brought us some goodies. Thank you for your support.
Over the past semester, School Resource Officers Wright and Reynebeau held a soccer club after school at Elmdale elementary and Jones elementary. They spend time teaching the children about the game and mentor them about how to be good citizens. Today children from both schools got together to play a game. Thanks to Next Level Soccer in Springdale for donating the use of the soccer field.
NOW HIRING! Testing Saturday January 6th!!! We are currently building an ongoing eligibility list for Patrol Officer, through the National Testing Network. The first step is to sign up for our entrance exam, which is given at testing centers across the country. Scores will be sent to SPD, and you will be notified when the department is ready to move forward with further interviews and testing. For more details on our qualifications and the entire testing process, go to: www.springdalear.gov/joinSPD
As you prepare to celebrate the coming New Year, we want to remind everyone to celebrate safely and not to drink and drive.
Earlier today, we posted about the memory of Springdale Officer John Tillman Hussey. Hussey died in the line of duty on Dec 21, 1975. Each year, our dispatchers step back in time, by calling out for Hussey’s Badge #310, but no one will answer. Attached to this post is the radio call that still brings tears to our eyes.
SPD Remembers… On December 21, 1975, Springdale Officer John Tillman Hussey was shot and killed after being abducted while on a traffic stop. Officer Hussey made a traffic stop on a 1976 International Travelall on Highway 71 near the Fayetteville/Springdale line. When back up arrived they found the car running, blue lights on, and our officer gone. His body was later found in some woods off of Hwy 16 west of Fayetteville, near the burned Travelall. John Hussey was only 22 years old, and had only been on the force for 6 weeks when he died. There were four suspects, all of whom are now either dead or serving a life sentence. Forty two years later, the Springdale Police Department remembers and honors the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen brother. His picture hangs in our entry, his memorial stands on our lawn, and our FOP Lodge is named in his honor. Today, on SPD Police Radio Channel 1, a dispatcher will step back in time, call Hussey’s Badge # 310 to check his status, but no one will answer. No current SPD Officer worked beside Hussey, but make no mistake, they all know his story and honor his life. We Shall Never Forget. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9
SPD Burglar Box Drop-Off Location: While you are out shopping, the bad guys are too! After you open up all your gifts, you set out the empty boxes by the curb. It helps criminals while they are out window shopping. Now they can easily find out what cool items Santa brought to which house. The Springdale Police Department wants to offer a safer alternative. We have set up a Burglar Box drop-off location near our front parking lot. You may dispose of boxes for those big-ticket items like TVs and computers. It is all free of charge. SPD has partnered with Boston Mountain Solid Waste District to provide this service to residents of Springdale. The trailer is ONLY for boxes from new Christmas presents that might attract attention if set out to the curb. WHERE TO GO? The Springdale Police Department is located at 201 Spring Street in downtown. The drop-off trailer is located on the north side of SPD, closest to Huntsville Avenue. It is a black trailer with a SPD Banner. Just drop the boxes off, and we will dispose of them on Tuesday January 2nd. A special thanks to our partner, Boston Mountain Solid Waste District We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!
Earlier this month our dispatchers had their annual end of the year meeting. They were treated with some special four legged guests. Helping Paws of NWA and Love on a Leash NWA brought several of their therapy dogs to the police station for our dispatchers to hang out with. The dogs were a huge hit and we appreciate these two organizations and what they do to help the community.
The Springdale Police Department along with other area agencies is participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. This is a program through the Arkansas Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From December 13, 2017 through January 1, 2018 we will have extra patrols on duty for the sole purpose of DWI enforcement. Traffic crashes are traumatic any time of the year but during the holiday season, more families are travelling on the roads. We want to help ensure everyone makes it to their destinations and back home safe and sound.