Chief Boyd Woody

Chief Boyd Woody


Harmony Grove Students Toured the Camden Police Department.

Harmony Grove Students Toured the Camden Police Department.


Dr. Roconni at Camden Animal Hospital has generously offered incentives for adopting from the pound. If you adopt, he has offered first shots, worming and health check for free, and spay or neuter for 1/2 price! Thanks Doc! Now, come on folks, this should make it easier to make the commitment and take home one of these deserving animals!

See photos on the Dog Adoptions section of this website or on our facebook page, A Home for Fido.


Position Openings

Police Officer

The City of Camden Civil Service Commission will conduct an open competitive examination for the position of Police Officer at 8:00 am. on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and may be obtained online at www.camdenar.gov/ or from the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 206 Van Buren Street, Camden, AR. 71701 or by contacting Donna Stewart or Tom Vaughan at 870-836-6436.


Citizen of the United States

High School graduate or GED equivalent

Be at least 21 years of age

Felony and some misdemeanor convictions are disqualifying

Must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screen

Must possess a valid driver’s license

Must pass Police Officer Entrance Examination and be interviewed by the Civil Service Commission

Must pass an extensive background investigation

Must pass a physical agility test

Candidates should make themselves familiar with the Department’s tattoo, piercing and body scarring policy.  Copies may be obtained at the Department during normal business hurs.


Starting salary $29K- $30K after 1 year

Uniform allowances $700 first year, $600 annually thereafter

Take home vehicle benefit after 1 year for employees residing in Camden

Educational Incentive Pay up to 10% of base salary (based on college credit hours)

Certificate Pay up to 10% of base salary

Three weeks paid annual vacation (accrue 15 days vacation leave annually)

Sick leave benefits (accrue 15 days first year of employment and 20 days thereafter

Health and Life Insurance premiums for the employee and the majority of family coverage are paid by the City of Camden

Excellent retirement benefits

Chris Claybaker, Mayor

City of Camden

The City of Camden is an EOE


Finally the Benefit Day for the Harcrow Family!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the benefit today and supported the Harcrow Family!  You made this a success and we hope you had a good time too.  Here are a few pictures from the day.

Are you ready to ride? Come on down to the Riverwalk in Camden and join in the fun participating in a benefit Poker Run. First bike, car or truck out at 9am last one out at 10. There will be hamburger and hot dog plates for $5 at the Riverwalk also. So if you just want an easy lunch without the fuss, come get a plate. All proceeds go to the Scotty and Mande Harcrow family to help with some of the costs incurred by Scotty’s July vehicle accident. He is improving and out of the hospital. He hopes to make an appearance at the event!


In July, 2014, co-worker Mande Harcrow received word that her husband Scotty was seriously injured in a vehicle accident. He has spent the majority of that time in ICU in Hot Springs, with Mande by his side as much as possible. He is improving, still in the hospital however he is no longer in ICU. The Camden Police Department and the Ladies Auxiliary have arranged a Benefit Car/Truck/Motorcycle Poker Run to help the family with some of the expenses the family has incurred that are not covered by insurance. The Poker Run will be held September 20,2014 beginning at the Riverwalk in Camden, AR. Registration will begin at 9 am and the first vehicle out will be at 10 am. $20 for driver/ $5 for rider. Additional hands can be purchased for $10. Hamburger and hotdog plates will be sold after the poker run for $5. Prizes are $100 and challenge coin for 1st place, $50 and challenge coin for 2nd place and a challenge coin for 3rd. place. Please come out and support the Harcrow family if you can, and have some fun at the same time. For more information call Barbara Quarles at 870-836-5755 or email bquarles@camdenpolice.com.



IMG_0509[1]Camden Police Chief Boyd Woody, presents Officer John Parker a Service Plaque of Appreciation for 7 years of dedicated service.  We, at the CPD wish Officer Parker the best as he accepts a position with the Arkansas State Police.

Hurley Company in 1955, now the Camden Police Department

Hurley Company in 1955, now the Camden Police Department


Camden Police Department 2014

Camden Police Department 2014


Camden Police Chief Boyd Woody signed a Proclamation on the behalf of the Police Department and the City of Camden, declaring the month of August, Distractive Driving Awareness Month.

Grant Pyle was our guest at the Police Department, accompanied by his aunt, Michelle Paden, Grandmother Kathy Walker Pyle and Julie Eddy.

Michelle Paden told  the members of the Police Department and other guests, Grant’s story.  August 31, 2013 Grant was the passenger in a vehicle involved in a serious accident which was caused by distracted driving.  Grant received injuries causing him to be paralyzed from the chest down.

FADD ( Families Against Distractive Driving) was founded by Kathy Pyle, and co- founded by Michelle Paden and Bubba Wilson from Magnolia in July this year.  In a short time, the group has grown tremendously, gaining support from cities and law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

The group is working to make more people aware of the many dangers of distractive driving.  Anything from talking, texting, dialing a cell phone, to putting on makeup or adjusting the radio can be considered distractive driving.



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This older male hound mix is looking for a family to share his love and devotion with.  Contact Animal Control Monday-Friday 7 am -3 pm at 870-836-5755....PLEASE GIVE HIM A CHANCE!

This older male hound mix is looking for a family to share his love and devotion with. Contact Animal Control Monday-Friday 7 am -3 pm at 870-836-5755….PLEASE GIVE HIM A CHANCE!




The photo above was contributed by Theresa Harris who says it was from the Arkansas Municipal Police Association annual publication of August 1956.  Proceeds were to benefit regular city and retired policemen.

 National Night Out

Sponsored by Unity in the Community

Carnes Park, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 from 6PM- 8PM.

Come on out and bring the kids for fun in the park with Safety Pup from the Camden Police Department and Sparky from the Camden Fire Department!  Sparky and his pals from the Fire Department will have the Fire Safety House and Safety Pup’s pals from the Police Department will be available for fingerprinting the kids, and grilling hamburgers!  There will be a bouncy house and the pool will be open.  Come join the fun!




See photos of dogs that are available for adoption, on the Dog Adoptions page on this site.


Waiting on a home!

Waiting on a home!

This is an older male Beagle who would make a good companion to someone.  Just look at that smile!  He would make a great buddy for someone.   Please contact Animal Control at the Camden Police Department if you are interested in welcoming him into your family!  870-836-5755 Mon. thru Fri. 7 am til 3 pm.



Dog Adoption Day !!!

Dog Adoption at Atwoods  Saturday July 12, 2014


Thank you, Marion Cole, Atwoods, Ladies Auxilary, Volunteers from the Police Department, Wendy Swain, Ellen Tutt, other volunteers from the community, thanks to Billy Atkins who brought us iced tea (it was really hot out there) thanks to the donations and support, and thank you for all who have opened there homes to rescue the dogs! It was a very successful day!








May 22, 2014

The Camden Police Department has mailed out warning cards to people who have warrants with the department.  You are subject to arrest at any time.  If you have received one of these cards, you need to bring it and your ID to the Police Department.

May 13-14, 2013

Texann Shadden and Lyn Bryant attended the 2014 ACIC Conference in Little Rock this week, posing below for a photo with Rick Warren from ACIC.

Texann and Lyn learned of new procedures and updates concerning the ACIC system and will now share this information with Supervisors and Co-workers at Camden Police Department.

Texann Shadden, Rick Warren, and Lyn Bryant

Texann Shadden, Rick Warren, and Lyn Bryant


Lunch at the conference

Lunch at the conference



May 2, 2014

A promotional ceremony was held May 2, 2014 at the Camden Police Department for the following persons pictured left to right:  Sergeant Jonathon Chambers, Lieutenant T. J. Robertson, Dispatcher II Lyn Bryant, and Sergeant Gary Hicks.

Cropped supervisors


April 30, 2014

The Camden Police Department in conjunction with the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Department was successful in capturing Theodore Hurley this morning.  Hurley was wanted on numerous felony charges including Commercial Burglary and Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards among other charges.

April 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department will be sending Officers to Vilonia to assist in patrols during the storm recovery.  We will also be taking supplies, if you would like to donate you may bring them by Camden Police Department by Thursday.  Batteries, socks, t-shirts, underwear, flashlights, snack food, etc.




The Camden Police Department Team after participating in the SAU Tech Mud Volleyball Tournament! Hit the showers team!

On March 27, 2014, Camden< Arkansas and Ouachita County suffered extensive storm damage.

We, at the Camden Police Department were absolutely overwhelmed with the cooperation of the many agencies and the donations of time and services from individuals and businesses during this emergency.

Thank you all!  You know who you are and there is no way to list everyone!