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Welcome to the Mountain Home Police Department online. We hope you find the department's website both informative and helpful.

The police department is responsible for providing police services to the residents of our city and the many visitors enjoying tourism and trade in Mountain Home, Arkansas. If we can assist you, contact us. Service is our only product and we strive to make it the best.

It is our goal to inform the community about your police department's philosophy, programs, and operations. With this knowledge, the police and the community can work together in making our community a better place to live. We are confronted with community growth that requires a strong community policing effort to meet the present and future demands for police services. Working together, we can meet this challenge.

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Carry Manuel, Chief of Police

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Mountain Home Police Dept.
424 W. 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR
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Before the Mountain Home Police Department can release any criminal information regarding background checks or incident reports, we must have a signed Freedom of Information Act.  Please download, complete, and sign this form, and then bring it with you to the police department or mail it to the address shown below.

424 W. 7th Street,
Mountain Home, AR 72653

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Date for Citizens Police Academy 2013 Set
Published: January 24, 2013

Mountain Home Police Department

Press Release

January 22, 2013 

The Mountain Home Police Department’s sixth annual Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on March 25, 2013.  The eight week program
will be held one night per week, meeting for two hours on Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mountain Home Police Department.

Attendees must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and be free of criminal convictions.  There is no cost to the
participants and attendance is limited to 20 people.

The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to increase the participant’s knowledge of law enforcement, operations of the police department and improve police-community relations.  Graduates will have a more interactive association with the police department and are eligible to join the Mountain Home Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and participate in their meetings and activities.  The
alumni association is a major part of the police department’s community policing efforts which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community.

The program will cover the major aspects of daily operations at the police department and is designed to give the academy participants and overview of the responsibilities and challenges faced by the different divisions within the department.  Participants will have the
opportunity to visit Baxter County District Court and the Baxter County Detention Center, as well as ride- along with the patrol division.  There will also be time devoted to questions and answers throughout the program.

You may complete an application by visiting the Mountain Home Police Department at 424 w. 7th St. or submit one online through the departments Website at

For more information call the police department at 425-6336 or call Sgt. Tom Canta at 508-4553.

Carry Manuel
Chief of Police

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