About the Department

The Hope Police Department is more than just a law enforcement entity. We are a family of approximately 45 people that participate in and empower our community by protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens and visitors. Through our services, we help provide our citizens and visitors a safe and productive environment in order to conduct commerce, enjoy life, raise families, and participate in community activities. We exist to ensure that all individuals can lawfully pursue life, liberty and happiness. We are committed to partnering our efforts with the goals and objectives of the City Board, City Management, as well as other Local, State and Federal entities.

In times of personal crisis we are there. We stand as a line of defense against brutality and oppression by striving to hold people accountable for unlawful conduct. We play an important role in a complicated social network that helps people recover from tragedy to rebuild their lives and dreams.

To accomplish our mission and goals, the Hope Police Department is currently staffed with 26 Sworn Police Officers, 3 Administrative Support Staff, 6 Public Safety Operators/Dispatchers, 2 Animal Control Officers, and 10 Reserve Officer positions.

The Department consists of 2 main divisions: Patrol Division and Services Division. The Patrol Division consists of Patrol Operations, K-9, Warrants, Recruiting and Hiring of Sworn Staff, Training, School Resource Program, and Special Events. The Services Division consists of the Communications Center, Criminal Investigations, Bond and Fines, Records, Animal Control, and Special Response Team. In addition, the department utilizes the central accounting and human resource services provided to all City Departments by City Hall.

The Rank structure of the Hope Police Department consists of:

  • Chief of Police
  • Assistant Chief
  • 3 Division Commanders with the rank of Lieutenant
  • 4 Patrol Sergeants and 1 CID Sergeant
  • 12 Patrol Officers
  • 2 School Resource Officers
  • 6 Reserve Officers
  • 13 Non-sworn staff

Our Department is always looking for honest and dedicated individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to become a Hope Police Officer or Employee. For a challenging career in public service contact us at 870-777-3434. Applications can be found on this website.


Contact Us

James Wilson Jr
Interim City Manager
Police Department
312 S. Washington St.
Hope, AR 71801
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 1346
Hope AR 71802
Phone: 870-777-3434
Fax: 870-777-2374
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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