Police and 911 Department
Newport Police Department
Police Chief Allen Edwards – 870-523-2722
The 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.
To serve and protect as well as enforce all Federal, State and City laws. To be a community oriented Police Department.