The Mission of the El Dorado Police Department:
To ensure the safety and welfare of residence and visitors; providing protection and crime prevention.
El Dorado is the county Seat of Union County and the center for employment and culture in south Arkansas. The city has a population of approximately 18000 people, however due to businesses and employers in the area our daytime population is closer to 30,000. The department employs 51 sworn officers and is comprised of four divisions, Administration, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and criminal Apprehension. We also employ 15 civilian employees.
We offer specialized jobs as well, including S.W.A.T officers, and Bomb technicians, along with several federal task force officers positions. Theses include positions with the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Apprehension team, FBI render safe taskforce, and FBI Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) taskforce.