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Mission Statement
The Sherwood Police Department will provide the highest quality of police services with prompt response and community involvement. We pledge to help enhance the safety and quality of life in our city while holding ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Chief of Police
Jim Bedwell
Statement from the Chief







Chief Bedwell presented Sherwood Police Department Personnel with Awards. Pictured from left to right is Lisa Curry (2013 Dispatcher of the Year), Jamal Hockaday (2013 Officer of the Year), and Vivian McNeil (2013 Civilian Employee of the Year).

The next Citizens Police Academy will

be MAY 6-29, 2014.





************Completed application must be received by 4:00PM on Friday, March 21, 2014************

Human Resources Department
2199 E. Kiehl Avenue
Sherwood, AR 72120

Applications submitted prior to date of this announcement will not be considered.


TEST DATE:                      MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014 AT 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

LOCATION:                       SHERWOOD FOREST, 1111 W. MARYLAND AVE, SHERWOOD, AR 72120

The Sherwood Police Department is seeking qualified applications for Police Officer Positions.  Minimum qualifications are:  High School graduate/GED, 21 and no more than 50 years of age by date of hire, valid driver’s license and ability to effectively communicate.  Must demonstrate ability to perform essential job functions, physical examination, physical fitness test, background and credit checks, psychological tests, drug test, and polygraph.  Thirty semester hours of colleges preferred but not required.  Applicants must pass a Civil Service exam.

If applicant is a currently certified Police Officer, certification must be presented with original application to receive ten (10) additional credit points on the written exam.  Applicants may receive five (5) additional credit points on the written exam if they have voluntarily submitted proof of his or her status as a veteran.  A veteran shall be defined as: 1) a person honorably discharged from a tour of duty, other than active duty for training only, with the armed forces of the United States; or 2) any person who has served honorably in the National Guard or reserve forces of the United States for a period of at least six (6) years, whether the person has retired or been discharged or not.  Please note to receive the five (5) additional credit points for veterans’ preference, the applicant must receive a minimum score of 70% prior to the application of these points.

Civil Service Rules and Regulations state that no person shall be eligible to take the examination for employment if said employment will require the employee to serve immediately under an officer or supervisor who is a relative or relative-in-law nearer than the third degree, or who cohabits with the employee, or is a relative nearer than the third degree of the person with whom the employee cohabits.

The duties of a Police Officer include citizen assistance in all areas of law enforcement, completing reports in a timely manner, and other duties as defined by supervisors.  Starting salary is $33,820.80 (eligible for increase upon graduation from the Police Academy and completion of field training or previous current certification) with a quarterly clothing allowance after one year of employment.  Uniformed police personnel are eligible for step increases provided all minimum requirements for each step are met.



The Sherwood Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.



To pay a Sherwood Police traffic ticket or fine you have the following options:



Reports of accidents occurring since January 1, 2013 should be available using CARFAX. All accident reports are still available at the Police Department's cashier’s office for $10.



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