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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.

LEVEL OF RISK FOR ADULT AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS

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:

SEX OFFENDER'S INFORMATION

NAME:  Tara Elizabeth Simpson

RISK:     Level 2

RACE:   White

SEX:      Female

HEIGHT:  5'9"

WEIGHT: 165

HAIR COLOR: Brown

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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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.

LEVEL OF RISK FOR ADULT AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS

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:

SEX OFFENDER'S INFORMATION

NAME:  Charles E. Efird, Jr

RISK:         Level 3

RACE:        White

SEX:           Male

HEIGHT:      5'7"

WEIGHT:     160

HAIR COLOR: Brown

EYE COLOR:   Brown

DATE OF BIRTH: 4/15/1959

ADDRESS: 37 Park Ridge Drive, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender is convicted of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree. The offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 17-year-old female.

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 Jim Hansard at 501-851-1337 or e-mail at jhansard@maumellepd.com

Anonymous tips can be submitted at www.maumellepd.org

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Cyber Security for Kids

The Maumelle Police Department wants to remind you that just like crimes happen in real life, they also happen on the internet.

The Department of Homeland Security says learning about the dangers online and taking action to protect ourselves (and our children) is the first step in making the internet a safer place.

Common dangers that children on the internet encounter are cyber predators and bullies, as well as identity theft. Some things to remind your children of while they are on the internet are:

Keep your personal information private; avoid sharing your name, address, telephone number, birthday, passwords, and the name of your school when using the Internet. Speak up. If you see something inappropriate, tell an adult you trust. Don't ignore inappropriate online content - speak up! Create strong passwords with eight characters or more that use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Don't share your passwords with anyone, and don't use the same password for multiple accounts. Think before you click - don't open emails from strangers and don't click on links for unfamiliar sites.

For more information on keeping kids safe online, visit https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Kids%20Cybersecurity%20Presentation.pdf 

Thank you for making our community a safer place to live and raise a family!

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Home for the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, I want to personally take this time to acknowledge our outstanding staff and thank them for their vital contribution to this office and our community. I want to thank each and every one of our Officers, Dispatchers and Civilian staff for their hard work and encourage you to do the same when you see them.

Their hard work and dedication to our office and community is something we are all very thankful for - not just during the holiday season, but all year-round. I believe it is very important to show our appreciation to those who have been vital to our organization's success.

I would also like to acknowledge our community for their tremendous support and efforts to help make our area a safer place to live and raise a family. We truly value your input and assistance and are happy to know our website is an important information resource to so many of you.

When considering traveling home for the holidays, please keep in mind that COVID-19 is still existent in the world and in our community. For more information on how to remain safe during your travels, read this CDC article: Domestic Travel During COVID-19

If you are considering traveling for a holiday or event, visit CDC's Travel page to help you decide what is best for you and your family. CDC still recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.

For those who will be celebrating the holidays with loved ones, it's important to remember how to celebrate as safely as possible. To learn more about safer ways to celebrate the holidays, read the CDC's most recent guidance here: Holiday Celebration Tips

Have a safe, happy & healthy holiday season.

 

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A Time to Give Thanks

       

As this Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to serve with such an outstanding group of people. The Maumelle Police Department's officers and administrative support staff are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving the citizens of our City. 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 thankful for the assistance you provide through the crime tips hotline, website, and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.

My commitment to the citizens of this City has never been stronger. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve. The support you've shown to me and the entire Police Department during 2021 has been overwhelming. I am very thankful. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chief Cory Pickard

 

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Veteran's Day

Veterans Day

Every year when we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th, we are humbled by the bravery and courage of the veterans in our community and in our country - they are our neighbors, our friends, our families, and our loved ones. Our veterans and their families have made many sacrifices to keep our country safe.

We strongly encourage everyone to think of our veterans and thank them when you see them. We support and honor our veterans, not just on Veterans Day but every day of the year.

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Halloween Safety

Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween is approaching! With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, we want to offer guidance and information regarding how to have a safe (but still fun!) Halloween.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) has several recommendations for low- and moderate-risk activities to allow children to remain safe while still having the fun and excitement that comes with Halloween.

Lower Risk Activities include:

Carving pumpkins with your family or outside with others, at a safe distance. Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt, keeping a safe distance from others outdoors. Having an at-home trick-or-treating activity, where your children find hidden candy around the home or from family members.

Moderate Risk Activities include:

Trick-or-treating where children can grab individually wrapped goodie bags of candy from the end of driveways or edge of yards. Go to a haunted forest with one-way paths and social distancing.

For more information about having a safe & fun Halloween during COVID-19, visit CDC.gov: https://www.deseret.com/u-s-world/2021/9/30/22699031/trick-or-treating-cdc-updates-halloween-covid-rules

With a little preparation, communication, and diligence, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening for all. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us. As always, dial 911 in case of an emergency.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Promotion

It was a BIG day at the Maumelle Police Dept.

Det. Ashley Duncan was promoted to Sgt. Ashley Duncan.  

Sgt. Duncan started with the Maumelle Police Department in 2017.  In 2019, she transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Congratulations Sgt. Duncan.

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Entry/Lateral Police Officer I or II & 911 Dispatcher Positions Available

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, October 9, 2021 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.

 

The Maumelle Police Department is currently accepting applications for 911 Dispatch.  To apply online, please follow link listed below:

911 Dispatcher Application

Job Bulletin 911 Dispatcher

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