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BNPD Team Up with "NextDoor" to Launch Neighborhood Websites

The Benton Police Department is teaming up with Nextdoor, a social network consisting of more than 50,000 neighborhoods across the United States, to help introduce neighbors to each other and help fight crime.  


Two BNPD K-9 Officers Receive National Awards

On 5/9/15, two officers with the Benton Police Department and their K-9’s were nationally recognized at the 4th Annual National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA) conference in Virginia.  The two officers that received awards were Sgt. Brian Bigelow and K-9 Lucky, and Officer Begoon and K-9 Ares.  

Animal Control Adopts Out Vixen

Ex-Military Ambulance Becomes BNPD Mobile Communications Unit

Recently, the Benton Police Department acquired a retired ambulance that belonged to the military.  The ambulance was acquired at no charge, outside the yearly $1,000 membership, through the 1033 Law Enforcement Support Office program, which allows for the transfer to law enforcement agencies.  

Mayor's Minute (Video)

The Mayor's Minute for March, 2015.



Local Firefighters Graduate From First Round of Training

Congratulations to the men pictured below on their recent completion of Basic Firefighting Training at the Arkansas Fire Training Academy.  The training consisted of 8 weeks of classroom and hands on training.  Additional kudos are extended to Mr. Tate Finkbeiner who shared the honor of Highest Academic Achievement in the class.

Their training isn't complete though. In late March they will be returning to the Academy for five weeks of Emergency Medical Training.

These six new firefighters are further evidence of the 1/2 cent public safety initiative at work.

BNPD Recommends Online System To Help Citizens Keep Track of Valuables

The Benton Police Department encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help them keep track of valuable --- and invaluable --- personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property.

BNPD Begins "Dang, I Got a Warrant" Initiative

The Benton Police Department is starting the “Dang, I Got a Warrant” initiative on March 1st.  This is an initiative to cut down on the backlog of active warrants currently in our system.  As part of the initiative, we’re hoping that if people realize they have an active warrant hanging over their head they will take time to take care of it.  

Riverside Park Flyover Video!! (Video)

Riverside Park Complex

After his State of the City Address last night, Mayor Mattingly unveiled a 3D Flyover video of the final design of the Riverside Park Complex to rave reviews. Groundbreaking for the Complex is scheduled for July 4th near the north end of the runway at the old airport. Check out the video below.



Mayor's State of the City Address Draws Large Crowd (Video)

Monday, February 9, 2015, Mayor David Mattingly gave his State of the City Address during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.  In front of a very large crowd, the Mayor spoke of the city's accomplishments over the past four years and plans for the future.

You may view the entire text of the speech by clicking below or you may watch the video of the speech below.

Text of the State of the City Address