Police and 911 Department

Newport Police Department

Police Chief Michael Scudder
870-523-8240The Police headquarters are located at 616 Second Street and is attached to the Newport Municipal Building.

The police department consists of:

  • 16 full time sworn officers
  • 7 part-time sworn officers
  • 1 animal control officer
  • 1 support person

The Newport Police Department operates the county wide 911 system with 5 full time radio operators working 24 hours a day.

The average annual budget for the police department is $850,000.00. The average annual budget for 911 is $200,000.00.

Police department personnel bring over 140 years of experience to their jobs.

Our mission:

To serve and protect as well as enforce all Federal, State and City laws. To be a community oriented Police Department.