Hamburger Lunch raises $11,848.00 for Hope Police Department Sgt. David D.J. Jonson's Family.

Hope Police Officers, Hempstead County Deputies, Hope High School Air Force ROTC, team up Thursday October 11th at the Detention Center to help raise money for medical expenses for the Johnson family.

18 Pounds of Marijuana Found in False Compartment under Console

On June 29, 2012, at approximately 1:00 A.M. Hempstead County Deputies, Agents from the South Central Drug Task Force and Arkansas State Police arrested 21 year old Jose Enrique Guerrero of Progresso, Texas for Possession with Purpose to Deliver Marijuana after officers conducted a traffic stop on I-30 in Hempstead County.

Officers stopped a 2 door sliver 2001 Pontiac SE with Texas Plates during the stop officers received permission to search the vehicle. During the search a hidden compartment was discovered under the console of the vehicle. The hidden Compartment contained 18 pounds of suspected marijuana.

Guerrero was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center where he is awaiting a first Court appearance.

This is a part of our ongoing drug investigation into the transporting of drugs in and through Hempstead County. It  is the combined effort of the Agents and Troopers of the Arkansas State Police, South Central Drug Task Force Agents,  Highway Police and Hempstead County Deputies and the excellent working relationship between agencies that keeps us in the Fight to combat Drug Traffickers in Hempstead County.



Dive Team Training
On Tuesday June 12, Five Hempstead County Deputies, Five Firemen from several Rural Fire Departments, and one Hope Police Officer began training for the newly formed Hempstead County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Dive Team.
Each member of the team must undergo intensive training over the next several months to become certified to become rescue divers. The training will move from the pool to area lakes once students are taught the basic skills. Each student will be required to perform a night dive, open water dive, a rescue dive, a recovery dive, and several other dives and become proficient in each area to become a certified Rescue and Master Diver.
The course is being paid for from a grant from Homeland Security and taught by Dive Instructor Clay Rayborn a member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Dive Team. The students are expected to complete the course in late August at Lake Degray.
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Hempstead County Sheriff Introduces Smartphone App

Technology Improves delivery of Information to residents



Hope, Arkansas- Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton announced today that his office has launched a smartphone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community. The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download for users and is available for both iPhone and android smart devices.


Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information, plus lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals. The Sheriff’s office will also be able to send news and alerts directly to user’s smartphones – notifying them about anything from bank robberies and missing persons to escapes, weather warnings and more.


“The most beneficial and significant feature of this app is that it lets us get important information right to peoples fingertips,” said Sheriff James Singleton. “The app greatly improves our ability to serve the public, and that’s what we’re here for. We’re thrilled that we can provide this to the county.”


The app is also fully integrated with the county’s victim notification service, VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday).


“We know that more and more people are getting the information they need from their smartphones,” Said Sheriff Singleton. “We want to make sure we’re using the latest communication technology to keep the public informed, and this app lets us do that.

A 21 Cowgirl Salute to Sheriff Singleton and all Law Enforcement Officers.
Mary Carrell a member of the SWAHSRA Cowgirl Flag team presented Sheriff James Singleton with a U.S. Flag she carried during the opening of the SWAHSRA Finals in Texarkana, Arkansas on Memorial Day Weekend. The flag honored Sheriff Singleton's service in the Arkansas National Guard and his 31 years in Law Enforcement. The flag was also dedicated to all Law Enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate Price in serving the Country and Community. Mary is from Foreman, Arkansas and is a Jr. Contestant.
Sheriff Singleton, Deputy Justin Crane, Deputy Matthew Dunham, Lt. Steve Glover, with new AED's, All deputies and Court Security personnel are now equipped with AED's. Thanks to a Homeland Security Grant.
Sheriff Singleton presents Gary Weems of Hope Auto Company a Certificate of Appreciation for his support to the DARE program. Hope Auto Donated the use of a 2006 Jeep Commander to the Sheri's DARE program for the 2011-2012 School Year. Thanks Gary!!


CID. SGT. Heath Ross


The Sheriff's office and Hope Police, and Fire Department  teamed up to provide Hot Dogs and games to Trick or Treaters at the Law Enforcement Center

Games and information on the dangers of Underage Drinking,  Alcohol, Smoking, and Drugs. Plus fire safety by the Hope Fire Department


Trooper Kyle Peek, Deputy Justin Crane, And Deputy Matt Dunham

Darren the DARE Lion and his new buddies, at the National Night out
P.C. The Arkansas Sheriff's Association talking car visits Springhill School

2011 Watermelon Festival Watermelon eating Champion, Sheriff James Singleton, UACCH Chancellor Chris Thomasson, Rep. Bubba Powers, and Arkansas Gov.lMike Bebee.

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY Courthouse raises over $1,900.00 for V.A. Van