Police Department

The Jonesboro Police Department is led by Chief Michael Yates. The department serves a city of approximately sixty-seven thousand, plus many more school-year temporary residents who come to attend Arkansas State University, as well as many daily visitors who come to work or shop.

The Department has 154 sworn officer positions and a total of 33 full and part time civilian support employees.

For more information, please view the full Jonesboro Police Department website.

Mission Statement
"The City of Jonesboro Police Department shall strive to ensure that all of our citizens are served in a professional, ethical and equitable manner that respects individuals, protects our democratic ideals and system of government, pursues greater accountability of police, greater public share in decision making and greater concern for civil rights and liberties."