Command Staff

 Chief Todd Stovall

The Chief of Police works under the direction of the Mayor.  The Chief of Police is responsible for the police departments daily working operations. At this time there are 48 police officers and 10 civilians that fall under the direction of the Chief of Police.

Chief Stovall begin working for the Paragould Police Department in 1990. Since joining Todd has worked in Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Administration.  Todd is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.  Todd is a member of the Arkansas Chiefs of Police association and serves on their Executive Board and on the Education committee.  


 Patrol Captain Phillip Faulkner

The Patrol Captain works directly under the Chief of Police. The Patrol Captain commands the four Patrol Lieutenants and over sees the day to day activities of the Patrol Division. He also sets up extra duty assignments for special events. He also helps coordinates training for the Officers and makes sure they have the tools they need for duty. He investigates Citizen Complaints and makes sure that compliance is met.

He over sees the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program which is a Federal and State funded program that provides overtime monies for Officers to enforce Occupant Safety and D.W.I. Enforcement. The program also provides funds for child restraint seats for families in need. The Department has 11 Child Restraint Installation Technicians which participate in Car Seat Clinics though out Northeast Arkansas. Along with this he also over sees Federal Grants that provide monies for equipment for the Department. 

Phillip Faulkner began his Law Enforcement Career at the Paragould Police Department February 1988. He graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1988 and graduated The School of Law Enforcement Supervision in 1997. He is a Law Enforcement Instructor and a Firearms Instructor. He is also a State Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor. He is a active member of the Arkansas Chiefs of Police Association and serves on their Legislative Committee.



Technology Captain Greg Trout

Technology Captain Greg Trout works directly under the Chief of Police.  Captain Trout is responsible to the operation and maintenance of the departments computer systems.  At this time the department has approximately 40 computer systems, office and vehicle.  Captain Trout is also responsible for the in-car camera systems.  

Greg Trout began working for the Police Department in October 1986 and graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1987.  He worked with the department for 3 years before briefly leaving.  He returned to the department in April 1991.  Captain Trout holds a number of Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications  including Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, R.A.D.A.R., Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License Instructor, and others.  Captain Trout is an N.R.A. Certified Shotgun Coach and an Assistant Coach with local trapshooting teams organized through the efforts of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission



Administrative Captain Brendan Baldridge

The Administrative Captain reports directly to the Chief of Police.  Captain Baldridge serves as the Sex Offender Registration Coordinator and the Reserve Officer Program Coordinator.  He also monitors city cases in municipal court and serves as an additional court security officer.  Other duties include submitting monthly NIBRS reports to ACIC, and any other tasks assigned by the Chief of Police. 

Captain Baldridge earned an Associate degree in Law Enforcement from ASU in 1991 and a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from UALR in 1993.  He began his law enforcement career at the Paragould Police Department in December 1994.  Captain Baldridge attended the police academy in 1995 and finished at the top of his class academically.  He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2001, Patrol Lieutenant in 2008, and to Administrative Captain in 2013.  Captain Baldridge is a Certified Police Professional Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Field Training Officer.

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