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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.

If you have a recommendation for improving this website or other comments, please let me know.

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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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5th Annual Citizens Police Academy Scehdule Set
Published: August 30, 2010
The police department's 5th annual Citizens Police Academy class will begin on September 21, 2010. The class meets one day per week from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesdays for 6-weeks, ending on October 26th, 2010. Applicants must be 18 years of age, undergo and pass a background check, and sign a release of liability form. The class is free of charge for participants.

The Citizens Police Academy is part of our community policing program. The purpose of the program 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 Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and participate in their meetings and activities. 

The class will cover the major aspects of the department in the areas of patrol, criminal investigations, special response team, school resource officer program, drug recognition expert, and K-9 demonstration. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Baxter County District Court and the Baxter County Detention Center. You may complete an application by visiting the police department at 103 West 9th St. in Mountain Home or submit the application online through the department's Web site at From the homepage of the Web site, click the E-Police: Online Reports link, then select Citizens Police Academy Application.

Carry Manuel
Chief of Police
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