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VIDEO VISITATION

Video Visitation is now operational.  The website to register is pope.csgvisit.com

Also attached are instructions for using the system.  

 

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VIDEO VISITATION

 

VIDEO VISITATION OFFICIALLY BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND. Video visitation hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last scheduled visit is 8:40 p.m.) in the Pope County Sheriff's Office lobby. Although the lobby will be open for visitation during these hours, the administrative offices of the sheriff's office will still have operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Each inmate is allowed up to three (3) visits per week. Visits are 15 minutes in length each.   Beginning Friday, 9/29/17, visits can be scheduled for Monday, 10/2/17. Visits may not be scheduled sooner than one (1) day ahead and may not be scheduled later than two (2) days ahead. For example, if you want to visit on a Wednesday, you may schedule the visit on the Monday or Tuesday prior.   All previous visitation rules, including dress code, still apply and must be agreed to upon registering. Failure to follow the rules may lead to a termination of the visit and possibly suspension of visitation privileges for both the inmate and the visitor.   Visitors may register via their home computers or may use the registration kiosk in the lobby of the sheriff's office.  

 

MAILGUARD

PRESS RELEASE

 

TO ALL INMATES, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS:

 

The Pope County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center announces the implementation of a new inmate mail delivery service.  MailGuard, powered by Smart Communications, has been installed on kiosks in all housing units and is available to inmates for outside and internal communications.  The changes are being made to streamline the operations of the detention center, improve communications and ensure the safety and well-being of inmates and staff.

In order to maintain the security and safety of the inmates and staff,

inmate postal mail must be sent to the following address:

 

Smart Communications- POPE COUNTY

INMATE NAME-ID NUMBER

3589-3 North Shiloh Drive #293

Fayetteville, AR  72703

 

The MailGuard system is currently up and ready to go, however there will be a gradual transition which will allow both inmates and their families to become familiar with the process.  After a few weeks, a date will be announced in which all mail must be sent through the clearinghouse or it will be returned to sender.  

 

THE INMATES NAME AND ID NUMBER MUST BE CLEARLY PRINTED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE OR POSTCARD TO ENSURE THE MAIL IS POSTED TO THE CORRECT ACCOUNT.

 

All regular inmate postal mail (postcards, letters, greeting cards, etc.) will be scanned into the system and made available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the inmate kiosks.

 

LEGAL MAIL WILL CONTINUE TO BE SENT TO THE FACILITY DIRECTLY.

 

After being released, inmates may log onto smartjailmail.com using their same login credentials and download/save postal mail in PDF format.  THERE IS NO COST INVOLVED TO DO SO.

Homes For Our Troops

Sheriff Jones, along with other members of the community, gathered at the future home of Sgt. Chris Tarte today to sod and landscape the yard. Sgt. Tarte was severely injured in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS has built a custom accessible home for Sgt. Tarte. There will be a Key Ceremony on September 30th, at which time Chris will be presented with the keys to his new home.

If you are interested in attending the ceremony, and showing ...your support for this organization and for Sgt. Tarte, the contact information is listed below:

Mell Barbosa
Community Outreach Coordinator
Homes For Our Troops
O: 508-823-3300 ext. 263
C: 774-218-2194
www.hfotusa.org

 

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Quarterly In-service Training

All certified deputies recently participated in the quarterly in-service training, required by the Pope County Sheriff's Office. This training includes both firearms qualifications and first-aid refresher courses.  Often, deputies are the first on the scene, particularly in rural areas.  Therefore, deputies routinely participate in training to keep them updated on the latest first-aid techniques.  The quarterly training sessions are in addition to other mandatory training throughout the year.  

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Justin Waterman-Missing Person

The Pope County Sheriff's Office has received a missing person's report on Justin Waterman, white male, 36 years of age. Mr. Waterman was last seen in the early morning hours of May 31st in the Gunter Mountain Road area of Pope County. Mr. Waterman has family in Yell, Johnson and Perry Counties and may possibly be staying in one of those counties. If you have any information regarding Mr. Waterman's whereabouts, please contact Investigator Erick Riggs at the Pope County Sheriff's Office, 479-968-2558. All information is confidential.

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VIDEO VISITATION

COMING SOON....

The Pope County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center will soon offer video visitation for inmates.  Persons currently wishing to visit with an inmate will now be able to have 3 visits per week instead of two.  They will be able to choose a time that best fits with their schedule, 7 days a week.  The visits will take place in the front lobby via video screens and each visit will be scheduled in advance online.  More details will be released as the installation process nears completion. 

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Police Memorial

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
As of this morning, there have been 48 Line of Duty Deaths in the U.S. since January 1, 2017, according to Officer Down Memorial Page.

Local Law Enforcement will hold the police memorial service this Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Pope County Sheriff's Office at the flag pole. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

OAK MEADOWS SHOOTING

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Pope County Deputies responded to a call of a code 1 disturbance (weapon involved) at a residence on Oak Meadows Road in Dover.  One person at the scene had been shoot and was pronounced deceased by Pope County Coroner Danny White. 

Nathaniel Symonds, age 19 of Dover was taken into custody and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the shooting. 

The victim has been identified as Ronald Dean Esserman, Jr., age 42 of Dover. 

Symonds will appear before Judge Don Bourne for a bond hearing on Monday morning at the Pope County Sheriff's Office. 

Dollar General Arrests

PRESS RELEASE

 

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the Pope County Sheriff’s Office served felony warrants for Aggravated Robbery.  The three suspects were arrested and charged with the crime of robbing the Dollar General Store in the Gumlog community on September 27, 2016.  After an extensive investigation spanning several months, Lead Investigator Chris Ridenhour was able to identify three suspects and obtain the felony warrants.  The three suspects are identified as Treyton Johnson 22 of Crossett, Arkansas; Stacey Cox 22 of Crossett, Arkansas; Joseph Aikens, 20 of Russellville.  The three are currently incarcerated and awaiting the filing of formal charges. 

Sheriff Jones would like to thank the Pope County CID, as well as Russellville Police Department for their unified efforts in affecting the arrests of these individuals. 

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