FAQ’s

How can I leave a crime stoppers tip?

There are several ways that you can help us and the community out by giving us information on a crime. However before we go any further Yes you can stay anonymous. First way you can do this is by calling ____. The next is by going to the safety and prevention page on this website and clicking the leave a tip button under the Crime Stoppers section. This will ask for you name and phone number however it is not required.

How do I contest a ticket I received?

Tickets or citations are not admissions of guilt, and the beauty of our justice system is you can fight against any ticket you receive. If you feel you have been wrongly accused the process is very simple. Locate the court date given on the citation, which is located at the top of the ticket. On that date and time appear in court and be prepared to plea your case in front of the judge. The officer will also appear in court on that date, and the two of you along with the prosecutor, and (if you chose) your lawyer will plea the case in a trial. It will then be up to the judge’s ruling on the outcome. We will not argue the case outside of that setting.

How can I file a complaint on an Officer

All you have to do is come up to the police, located at 402 North West Avenue, and ask to speak to a supervisor about filing a formal complaint. The supervisor will then provide you with a complaint form. If its after hours or on the weekend push the button and tell the dispatcher the same thing as above.

Why work for the EPD?

One of the biggest questions we get is, why go to work for the El Dorado Police Department over a bigger department that will pay a little better. Well that is a great question, and before we start no we cant offer as much money as other department that are way larger than us. However our pay is competitive with other department of the same size in our state. The thing that sets us apart is simple, we offer big city opportunities in a small town setting. Opportunities to be on several federal and state task forces, and specialized units like SWAT and the bomb squad. I know what you are thinking “bigger department have those same opportunities too.” The thing is at those departments you are in a large and competitive pool of officers. Here we are small enough and have enough opportunities that everyone can get a piece of the pie.

How do I get an incident or accident report?

If you need a copy of an accident you can come up to the El Dorado Police Department, located at 402 North  west Avenue, Monday thru Friday 8am-4pm. When you get here ask one of the ladies at the front desk for a copy of your accident. There is a $20 fee for the copy.

Can I report a crime online?

No. I know it seems like a modern thing to do, however there there are a lot of questions that officer need to know. To avoid confusion it is best done in person or over the phone. So please call (8710) 863-4141 and speak with one of our dispatchers. They will either send an officer to your location, or take your information to have one call you.

How do I pay a ticket

I know its a little confusing, but you do not pay your ticket at the El Dorado Police Department. Tickets can be paid in the district court office at 250 American Road. If you have further questions please call them at (870) 864-1950

What are the requirements to be a dispatcher?
  1. Be a U.S. citizen or able to produce legal work status
  2. Be willing to work 12 hour shifts
  3. Be willing to work holidays
  4. Be at least 18 years of age
  5. Have a basic understanding of computers and use of them
  6. Be able to type
  7. Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  8. You Can NOT have been convicted of any felony, or Violent misdemeanor.
  9. Certain other misdemeanors such as theft, DWI, and failure to appears can also disqualify you
  10. be able to pass drug test
What are the responsibilities of a Dispatcher?

Dispatch is the emergency communications hub for the city. Duties include but not limited to:

  1. Receiving calls for service for police, fire and EMS.
  2. Dispatching calls to the appropriate entities
  3.  Logging the calls received with the appropriate information
  4. Being able to locate information and relay it to units using given equipment
How much money does a dispatcher job make?

Dispatchers start at$14.58

What opportunities do police officers have at the EPD?

EPD has many opportunities for progressing in this field including:

  1. Bomb Squad
  2. Narcotics Investigations
  3. Detectives
  4. S.W.A.T
  5. K-9 Handlers
  6. Firearms Instructors

Along with the opportunities to get on several federal and state task forces such as:

  1. Arkansas Render Safe Taskforce (FBI Bomb)
  2. 13th Judicial Drug Task Force (DTF)
  3. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC, FBI)
  4. Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (U.S. Marshals)
What are the reequipments to be a police officer?
  1. Be a U.S. citizen or able to produce legal work status
  2. Be willing to work 12 hour shifts
  3. Be willing to work holidays
  4. Be at least 21 years of age
  5. Have a basic understanding of computers and use of them
  6. Be able to type
  7. Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  8. You Can NOT have been convicted of any felony, or Violent misdemeanor.
  9. Certain other misdemeanors such as theft, DWI, and failure to appears can also disqualify you
  10. be able to pass drug test
How much money does a police officer make?

Base starting pay starts at $17.06 an hour ($37,252.05 a year after holiday pay). However college credit hours, and degrees will increase this starting pay. Also officers with prior experience can laterally transfer. This means will will recognize your prior experience and apply it to your starting salary.

  • Officers with 1-5 years of experience start at $17.85
  • Officers with 5-10 years of experience start at $18.48
  • Officers over 10 years of experience start at $19.35EPD

EPD also offers excellent health benefits. Please call for further information

What are the duties of the Traffic Warden?

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    402 N West Ave.
    El Dorado, AR, United States, Arkansas, 71730

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    (870) 881-4800

    (870)863-4141