The Maumelle Police Department is currently accepting applications for Entry/Lateral Police Officer.  To apply online, please follow link listed below:

Entry/Lateral Police Officer Application

Job Bulletin Entry Lateral Police Officer

The written exam is Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 9:00 AM (CST) at the Jess Odom Community Center - 1100 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle, AR  72113 in the South Room.  Candidates must arrive no later than 9:00 AM to participate in the examination.  We will not make exceptions for those arriving after 9:00 AM.



Lt. John Thomas Retirement

Chief Pickard presenting Lt. John Thomas with his duty firearm and badge at his retirement ceremony. 

Lt. Thomas began his career with the Maumelle Police Department in 2003, and has served within our patrol and training divisions.

Lt. Thomas has been an asset to our department, and he will definitely be missed.  Good luck on your retirement.

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Chief Pickard Graduates from FBI National Academy

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Happy Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to serve the City of Maumelle with such an outstanding group of people. The officers and administrative support staff are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving our citizens. To show them that you value them as much as I do, I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side.

I would especially like to extend my sincerest appreciation to the residents of Maumelle. Your efforts to enhance safety and cooperation with our office help make our City a great place to live and work. I am grateful for your assistance through the crime tips hotline, website, and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.

My commitment to the residents of this City has never been more substantial. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve. The support you've shown the Police Department during 2022 has been overwhelming. I am very thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chief Pickard

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Citizen Police Academy

Have you ever watched the news and thought, "I wonder why the police officer did that", or questioned why the police are trained a certain way? Are you interested in getting the answers to these questions directly from your police officers? If so, the Maumelle Citizen Police Academy is for you!

The Maumelle Citizen Police Academy will start Thursday, September 15, 2022.  You must be at least 21 years of age and a resident/business owner in the City of Maumelle to attend.  Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 9 PM for seven weeks at the Police Department.  Food is provided each night and there is not cost to attend.

Please complete the application listed on the our website.

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Back to School

Back to school time is an important event for our entire community. Students are back in class. Teachers are implementing new lesson plans for the school year. Administrators are working with budgets, school bus routes, staffing, and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, carpools and support for their student's activities and studies. Businesses are equipping families, teachers, and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year. Back to school is a busy time for us all.

During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances.

School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your travel and leave early so you're not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.

I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our community. Our children are counting on us - let's work together to make "back to school" a rewarding, fun, and safe time for all Maumelle City residents.


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Promotion Ceremony

The Maumelle Police Department promoted three outstanding members on June 27, 2022.

Pictured:  Chief Pickard; Capt. Giompoletti; Lt. Bagley; Sgt. Waldo

Capt. Shannon Giompoletti - started in 1998.  She's worked in 911 Communications, Patrol and Criminal Investigations.  Capt. Giompoletti will be the new Public Information Officer for Maumelle PD.

Lt. Debra Bagley - started in 1994.  She's worked in 911 Communications, Patrol and Special Investigations.  Lt. Bagley will continue duties on Patrol as a Senior Shift Supervisor.   Sgt. Brock Waldo - started in 2012.  He's worked Patrol, Narcotics and K-9 Handling.  Sgt. Waldo will continue duties on Patrol (alongside K-9 Fox) as a Shift Supervisor.   CONGRATULATIONS!  
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Capt. Jim Hansard Retirement

After 32 years of dedicated service to this community, Capt. Jim Hansard has retired from the Maumelle Police Department.  Capt. Hansard began his employment in September of 1990 with the Maumelle Department of Public Safety.

He was presented his duty weapon and badge by Chief Cory Pickard.  

Thank you for service and we will miss you. Enjoy your retirement.

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Sex Offender Community Notification

Community Notification:

The Maumelle Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Section 13 of Act 989 of 1997, the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act and the community notification guidelines promulgated by the Commission on Abuse, which authorizes Law Enforcement Agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's release. Such information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of an offense that requires registration with the Arkansas Crime Information Center. Further, his/her previous criminal history places him/her in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

This Offender has advised the Maumelle Police Department that he/she will be living in the location listed in this report. HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE. THE NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER IT IS OUR BELIEF AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

The Maumelle Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a Sex Offender lives. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this Offender is free to live where he/she chooses.

Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities, but it wasn't until this passage of the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share the information with you. CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Further abuse could potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community notifications. We believe the only person who wins, if community notifications end are the Offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.


Based on historical data and information obtained from the risk assessment process, offenders are assigned to the following levels of risk to the general public:

LOW RISK-1: Usually these are individuals with no prior history of sexual acting out, and no strong antisocial tendencies, sexual compulsions or psychological factors impairing judgment.

MODERATE RISK-2: Usually these are individuals with limited or circumscribed prior history of sexual acting out, possess some antisocial personality characteristics, predatory tendencies, or deviant sexual interest or behavioral patterns that increase the general level of risk these offenders pose. They may have mild or well-controlled mental disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.

HIGH RISK-3: These individuals usually have histories of repeat sexual offending, and/or strong antisocial, violent or predatory personality characteristics. Sexual compulsions are likely to be present, but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed and treatment is continued. The offense patterns of these individuals reflect a relatively high probability of re-offense and/or a risk of substantial injury to victims should re-offense occur.

SEXUALLY DANGEROUS PERSON-4: These are individuals with impaired judgment or control who have sexual or violent compulsions that they lack the ability to control. This may be due to pedophilia or other disorder of sexual attraction, mental illness or personality disorder that distorts thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the person to acts of predatory sexual violence. For additional information go to our website www.maumellpd.org click on the link for sex offender registry. The Arkansas Crime Information Center's website at www.acic.org, click on the link for sex offender registry.

The following Registered Sex Offender is moving to Maumelle:


NAME:  Tara Elizabeth Simpson

RISK:     Level 2

RACE:   White

SEX:      Female

HEIGHT:  5'9"



EYE COLOR:   Green

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/11/1972

ADDRESS: 501 Valencia Drive, Apt D-11, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault 2nd degree on 12/15/2021.  The offense involved the offender groping a 45-year-old female stranger.

If you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please contact Captain Jeff Sackhoff at 501-851-1337 or e-mail at jsackhoff@maumellepd.com

Anonymous tips can be submitted at www.maumellepd.org

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Welcome Spring

As winter makes way for spring, we at the Maumelle Police Department are reminded that this season is a great time in our community - a time of refreshing energy and renewed activity. Whether it's at a special event at a public park or a cookout in your backyard, this is a great time of year to enjoy the great outdoors.

We also want to remind you that with the warmer weather, children may be playing near roads. Please take extra caution and slow down when driving through residential neighborhoods. And remember, children learn by watching us. If you're traveling with a child, please model good driving habits, including:

Wear your seat belt. Obey the speed limit. Drive slowly near schools and neighborhoods (and explain why this is important). Do not text while driving. Make sure children are in the correct car seat.

For many more driving safety tips, please visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety.

Thank you for keeping our roads and our citizens safe, and we look forward to the great times that spring will bring!

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