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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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424 W. 7th Street
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K-9 Benga Approved for Protective Vest
Published: March 6, 2017

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Perrigo Animal Health Provide Ultimate Protection for Mountain Home Police Patrol K-9

OMAHA, Neb.  – PetArmor®, a flea and tick brand of Perrigo Animal Health, helped to protect Mountain Home Police Department K9 by donating a bullet- and stab-protective vest.

In most cases, law enforcement agencies do not have the budget to purchase K-9 protective vests because they cost $1,050.00 each. As a result, police dogs are left unprotected while fighting crime. 

In partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit organization that provides bullet- and stab-protective vests to police departments nationwide, since 2013, Perrigo Animal Health has donated more than 75 police dog vests to date.

The Mountain Home Police Department donation is benefiting the team listed below: 

  • Officer Jonathan Griffin and K9 Benga 

To obtain more information about Perrigo Animal Health’s partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, visit 

About Perrigo Animal Health

Perrigo Animal Health is a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), a leading global manufacturer of over-the-counter healthcare products. Comprised of Sergeant’s, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty retailers. For more information, visit

About Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity located in East Taunton, Mass., whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab- protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country. 

The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 officers.

President Sandy Marcal began working with law enforcement agencies in 2000 to coordinate efforts between various law enforcement agencies, vest sponsorships, fundraising events and the media within Massachusetts. In 2011, efforts were expanded to assist police dogs throughout the U.S.  Over 2300 law enforcement dogs in all 50 states have received ballistic body armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Learn more at 

About Officer Jonathan Griffin and K-9 Benga

Officer Jonathan Griffin has been employed by the Mountain Home Police Department since June 2005 and Benga since May 2010. When Benga’s prior K-9 handler left employment with the Mountain Home Police Department, Officer Jonathan Griffin became Benga’s new K-9 handler during February 2012. Since then, both have worked the streets of Mountain Home as a team providing officer safety, making drug arrests, tracking suspects, and making appearances for public demonstration of the program. The K-9 team assists other area law enforcement agencies when requested. The police department appreciates the donation of a protective vest for our K-9 Benga by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 

Carry Manuel,  Chief of Police 

Picture: Officer Jonathan Griffin and K-9 Benga


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