JPD Patrol Division
The Uniform Patrol Division is frequently referred to as the “backbone of the police department.” Officers of this division are the most familiar to the general public because they are responsible for the 24 hour-a-day task of responding to calls for service, preventing criminal activity, conducting preliminary criminal investigations, apprehending criminals, traffic enforcement, accident investigation and community interaction.
UPD Officers work eight hour shifts and are assigned to one of six different geographical areas of responsibility commonly referred to as areas. The Division is divided into three shifts providing overlapping patrol coverage during peak hours of activity. The Division is overseen by a captain, with each shift consisting of from 20-25 officers who fall under the direct supervision of a shift lieutenant, who is assisted by 3 sergeants.
Extra Patrol Request
If you would like to request our officers come by your residence, business or neighborhood more often, please complete the form below.
Once we receive your request, our officers will spend some extra time in the area requested.
Captain Scott Roper
Captain Scott Roper began working at the Jonesboro Police Department on December 3rd of 1988. He was promoted to his current rank of Captain in 2001. Capt. Roper is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University. He has commanded every division in the police department, was assigned to the Special Services Division in December of 2015 and transferred back to Captain of the Patrol Division in 2019.
314 Washington Ave
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