LAW ENFORCEMENT with the El Dorado Police Department is one of the most challenging and rewarding professional careers you can choose! We employ some of the most modern technologies available with our progressive and accomplished police agency. In July, 2008, we moved into our brand new 22,000 square foot - state of the art facilities.

As a member of the El Dorado Police Department, you receive training that assists you in a variety of career opportunities available to you. You become part of a TEAM that is dedicated to improving the quality of life, and working toward a better - safer - community.

If you're a dynamic individual with the desire and ability to pursue a rewarding and satisfying career in law enforcement, the El Dorado Police Department wants you. We're a progressive department that will give you the opportunity to grow in a career in law enforcement.

El Dorado is home to the El Dorado Promise! The El Dorado Promise is a unique scholarship program that provides graduates of El Dorado High School a tuition scholarship that can be used at any accredited Arkansas public university or community college, or any accredited private or out-of-state university.

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The EPD is now accepting applications for Reserve Officer. This will be a joint effort also for surrounding counties held at the EPD. This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in Law Enforcement. You may pick up applications at the EPD or download the application on this page, below. Classes are tentatively beginning the middle part of March, 2016. Contact Sgt Chris Lutman at
or 881-4820




Join our TEAM!

Contact: Captain Karl Nichols (870) 881-4807


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Applicants for employment will be required to pass a written examination, physical fitness test, and an oral interview in order to be placed on the eligibility list. Prior to employment, an applicant will be required to pass a physical examination and a psychological evaluation, and an extensive background investigation, which may include a pre-employment polygraph examination.

Police Officer Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, in good physical health, high school graduate or equivalent, eyesight correctable to 20/20, free of felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, and height must be proportionate to weight.

Applicants must pass a written exam, physical fitness test & oral interview.


Starting Salary --- $32,170.32... Base Pay - Does not include Degree Pay or Incentive Pay

     Patrolman One Year ... $33,677.28

                    Patrolman Five Years ... $34,878.48

                                    Patrolman Ten Years ...$36,494.64

Uniforms & Essential Equipment Provided

Pension - Member contribution 8%...Members can retire after 25 years and/or age 55

Paid Insurance -  Member Health Insurance and Life Policy Paid by the city

Sick Leave - 15 Days Per Year...accruable to 90 Days

Education - Tuition and Fees Paid  In College Level Courses Related To Law Enforcement.

Continuing Education and Training - Specialized Courses Sponsored By The Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy,  Criminal Justice Institute & Others

Education Incentive Pay - Associate Degree 5% Bachelor Degree 7.5% Masters Degree 10%

Certificate Incentive Pay - Dependant On Level Of Certification Held ( $300.00 to $1,200.00 annually)

Vacation / Paid Holidays - 15 Working Days Vacation Initial Year...Paid For 13 Holidays Per Year

Overtime - Pay Or Compensatory Time At Time And One Half, Including Court Time

Take Home Vehicle Program


Civilian Applicants Must Be At Least 18 Years Of Age.


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