Since March of 2020 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has offered an alternative method of using an online webform to report non-active, non-threatening incidents. This unique situation was done as a short-term effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by limiting face-to-face contact with deputies in non-emergent situations.
Effective immediately this alternative method is being discontinued and reporting of incidents is being reverted back to a traditional method. Additionally, official office visits such as in person sex offender registration will resume.
For all Non-Emergency incidents please contact 870-541-5300 and a MECA Dispatcher will assist you in getting the appropriate response to your incident. To report any emergency incident, of course, contact “911”. The administrative offices of the Sheriff’s Office can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 870-541-5351.
As of April 1, 2021, the Arkansas Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Governor, converted the face covering mandate to a face covering guidance. The Secretary of Health recommends that every person wear a face covering completely over the mouth and nose in all indoor environments, excluding private residences, where they are exposed to non-household members and distancing of six (6) feet or more cannot be assured. In addition, a face covering should be worn in all outdoor settings, excluding private residences, where there is exposure to non-household members, unless there exists ample space of six (6) feet or more to practice physical distancing. This means that, in general, face coverings should be worn:
- By people 2 years of age and older,
- Any time you are in a public setting,
- Any time you are traveling on a plane, bus, train, or other form of public transportation,
- When you are around people who do not live with you, including inside your home or inside someone else’s home,
- Inside your home if someone you live with is sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19.
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing,
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
While the infection numbers are improving, community spread is still active within the State and therefore we ask that you please continue to remain vigilant in following the guidelines that are in place. We certainly hope that the end the pandemic is in sight and commit that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners during this time to continue to ensure public safety is our top priority.