Paragould currently has 41 sworn in officers and 10 civilian officers, totaling 51. The Paragould Police Department has 16 patrol units with laptop computers that are linked to the Arkansas Crime and Information Center data base and the local system kept by the Police Department.
In 2002 statistics were gathered and declared in 2003 that Paragould was recorded as the Safest City in Arkansas with a population of 20,000 plus. The crime rate was 15 crimes per 1,000. The city that came in 2nd place had a rate of 42 crimes per 1,000.
2011 statistics showed that we answered 16,374 call for assistance and 2,720 misdemeanor arrests. We opened 557 felony cases and made 332 arrests. The PD also worked 1,311 accidents.