Welcome to the Jonesboro Police Department

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The Jonesboro Police Department is led by Chief Rick Elliott. The department serves a city of approximately sixty-seven thousand, plus many more school-year temporary residents who come to attend Arkansas State University, as well as many daily visitors who come to work or shop.

The Department has 154 sworn officer positions and a total of 33 full and part time civilian support employees.



"The City of Jonesboro Police Department shall strive to ensure that all of our citizens are served in a professional, ethical and equitable manner that respects individuals, protects our democratic ideals and system of government, pursues greater accountability of police, greater public share in decision making and greater concern for civil rights and liberties."


The Jonesboro Police Department is opening its doors to citizens who want a working knowledge of police functions, policies and services through a new community outreach program, the Citizen Police Academy.

Information about the next session will be available soon.


The Jonesboro Police Department will be testing for the position of patrol officer on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at 8am. Applicants must pass agility tests, written test, drug screen, polygraph, medical and psychological examinations, and an intensive background investigation.

Please fill out and return the application, waiver, and affirmative action form. The waiver form must be notarized.

These forms must be returned to The Jonesboro Police Administration Office at 1001 S Caraway Rd no later than 5p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

Questions should be directed to Sgt. Lyle Waterworth at 870.935.5562 or at lwaterwoth@jonesboro.org.

Jonesboro Police Officer Application Packet for October 2015


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