A Day With TAPD


Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department allowed TXK Today to ride along with an officer today. Officer Rochelle was kind enough to let me tag along behind him most of the day and here is a glimpse at what we did.

1. Warrant Service at Arkansas Adult Probation

The first call of the day was to the Arkansas Probation office who had called in saying that someone was in their office that had an active warrant from Wake Village PD.


Officer Rochelle and another TAPD officer arrested the person and we then transported him to jail at Bi-state.

Officer Rochelle Completing Paper Work in Bi-State

2. Banning From Property Turns Into Felony Warrant Arrest

An apartment complex manager wanted a woman banned from the premises. Officer Rochelle and another officer entered the apartment with the residents permission and come out 5 minutes later with one person under arrest for an outstanding felony arrest warrant.  Officer Rochelle can be seen holding some pills they found in her pocket.

3.Shoplifting in Progress Turns Into Felony Warrant Arrest

We respond to a shoplifting in progress call at Walmart. Inside the loss prevention room two men sit at a bank of monitors watching a man at the service desk return a bottle of Cologne that he just stole.


Officer Rochelle and another officer detained the man and brought him to the loss prevention office to investigate further. Upon running the mans information it was determined he had a felony warrant for receiving stolen goods. He was then placed under arrest by Officer Rochelle and we transported him to Bi-State for booking.

Officer Rochelle picking up the arrestee’s warrants.

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4. Traffic Stop for Expired Registration

Officer Rochelle spotted a car that had an expired Texas registration sticker. He turned around and made a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver returned clear and Rochelle quickly wrapped up the stop with a warning as a call came in only a few blocks away.


5. Residential Burglary Alarm

This call was only a short drive from the traffic stop. Officer Rochelle was met by 2 other TAPD officers at the house. They spent about 5 minutes looking around the exterior of the home before determining it was a false alarm.

Thanks again to Officer Rochelle & TAPD for the opportunity.

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