Fayetteville Police Department

It’s been two months since Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car behind the Fayetteville police station near the downtown square. Since then, police departments around the region have taken steps to improve security for their officers including fencing in parking lots and installing brighter lighting.


The Jonesboro Police Department is the first in Arkansas to host a demonstration for a device called the Bola Wrap. It has been billed as an alternative way for police around the world to detain suspects, especially those in the middle of a mental health crisis.