Welcome to the Rogers Police Department. Established in 1881, this department currently employs 120 uniformed officers and 41 civilian employees to serve a city of approximately 67,500 citizens.
Notice To All Visitors:
Do not enter the Police Department if you or someone you live with has had influenza (flu) or have experienced flu like symptoms to include a cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
YOU MUST WEAR A MASK PRIOR TO ENTERING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The men and women of the Rogers Police Department are dedicated to providing the highest quality of law enforcement services to the people and city of Rogers. Although the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will cause some modifications in our daily operations, the Rogers Police Department will continue in our sworn duty to serve the City of Rogers.
Guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend social distancing as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
In an effort to prevent the introduction and/or the spread of the virus, and to ensure the safety of our community and our employees, the Rogers Police Department is following CDC guidelines, and we have implemented the following temporary plan:
We currently take many reports over the phone. We will expand this practice to all calls that are not in progress, are non-violent, and there is no evidence to be collected.
Our Central Dispatch Center is asking more questions to collect a wider range of information from callers to better prepare officers who are responding to calls. This is being done so officers can take more proactive steps; it will not affect officers’ response to calls for service.
Officers may ask community members to meet them outside of homes and businesses where appropriate in order to practice social distancing.
Officers have been issued personal protective equipment, and they may be seen wearing gloves, face masks, protective eyewear and clothing. Officers may ask community members to wear surgical face masks if they are showing signs of illness.
We are working with the Sheriff’s Office and Benton County Prosecutors to have minimum impact on jail operations and to reduce the risk of introducing and/or spreading the virus in the detention center environment.
We are regularly sanitizing our facilities and our vehicles in an attempt to keep our employees and citizens safe.
Our officers will all be screened upon their arrival to work and we will be regularly sanitizing our facilities and vehicles. Only employees will have access to non-public areas of the building.
Community outreach and scheduled community events have been suspended for the next thirty days. We have also temporarily suspended agency tours and ride-along programs.
These temporary changes to our procedures are intended to protect our most vulnerable members. Service to our Community and Public Safety will always be our number one priority, and we will continue to provide around the clock service.
(1) I saw an officer wearing a mask, should I be concerned?
-No. in fact you should feel more secure. As part of our pathogen precautions and training officers have been instructed in PPE (personal protection equipment) whenever they deem it necessary in order to keep them and the public safe.
An officer WILL NOT be working if they are ill or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of Covid-19. If you see any of our staff wearing protective equipment it’s only as a precaution, based upon the circumstances they are dealing with.
Police officers also commonly encounter other infectious diseases during the course of their normal duties, to include Tuberculosis, MRSA, and Hepatitis. This means the protective equipment you observe our officers wearing may not be related to Covid-19. Either way, officer’s PPE is as much for your safety as it is for theirs- no need to worry.
(2) Will an officer still respond if I call?
- Yes, although we are taking some calls over the phone officers will still respond to calls. Calls that are not in progress, are non-violent, and where there is no evidence to be collected can be made over the phone.
(3) What is the PD doing to slow the spread of Covid-19?
- Officers have been given PPE, and we are taking certain reports over the phone to limit contact. Officers are screened prior to starting shift, we are disinfecting patrol vehicles, and educating our employees on symptoms related to Covid.
(4) What do I do if I see someone/business violating the Governor’s orders?
- You can contact the Arkansas Department of Health. Please direct all COVID-19 comments and questions to the ADH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-803-7847 or email at [email protected]
(5) What scams should we be aware of?
- Go to https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams-consumer-advice for information on the latest scams
The Rogers Police Department serves several functions, including:
- Educating the public
- Enforcing the laws
- Investigating crimes
- Monitoring traffic
- Operating the 911 Communications Center
- Protecting and serving the public
The mission of the Rogers Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Rogers by working cooperatively with all the people of our community to enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime, and provide for a safe environment.
On November 20, 2016, the Rogers Police Department was awarded its third consecutive accreditation award in Law Enforcement by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Following a comprehensive on-site assessment, the department was found to be in compliance with all standards required by CALEA.