Todd Thomas became Chief of the Huntsville Police Department January 1, 2014, and has served in the department since 1998. Todd graduated from Huntsville High School in 1992 and the Police Academy in 1998. Todd is SWAT certified and is also certified as a Police Instructor, Firearms Instructor and Armorer, Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Investigation, and Homeland Security Command. Todd is a member of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and is a Huntsville Park Commissioner.
Josh became a sergeant in 2012 and captain in 2014. He has been with the City since 2005 where he began as a patrolman and field officer. He is a graduate of Huntsville High School and the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Dan became sergeant in 2014 and has been with the City since 2004. He is a retired USAF Msgt. Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent. He graduated from Antelope Union High School, attended USAF NCO Leadership School and USAF NCO Academy, and completed ALETA Academy. He is a BSA Scoutmaster for Kingston Troop 181, Adjutant with Kingston American Legion Post 230; Third Degree member of Knight of Columbus of Springdale; Parish Council member, Eucharistic minister, choir member of St. John's Catholic Church in Huntsville.
Sonja was an office assistant to the city clerk's office and police department from April of 2008 through December 2014 before becoming the full-time dispatcher/secretary for the police department in 2015. Sonja graduated high school and earned a degree as an office clerk in Germany before moving to the United States in 1988. While there, she worked for the FBG Bremerhaven, Aafes Europe, the consolidated maintenance center and the central furnishings management office Bremerhaven. She is married and has two children.
Teresa started as a part-time office assistant working mostly in the police department but also in the administrative and court departments as needed in 2014. She is a 2005 graduate of Rogers High School. She worked as a CNA and child care provider for several years before moving to Huntsville with her husband and children in 2012. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Olen is a patrolman. He has been with the City since 2008. Prior to that he was a maintenance supervisor and worked for Butterball for 16 years. He is a graduate of Huntsville High School and ALETA NANA Extension Vocational Trades School. He is a member of the Brand New Church and the Police Benevolent Association.
Warner J. Burgess
Patrolman Burgess has been with the police department since March 2013. Prior to that, he was a dispatcher for the Madison County Sheriff's Office. He is a graduate of Huntsville High School Class of 2010 and a member of the Draketown Church of Christ.
Abel C. Ramirez
Patrolman Ramirez was hired in 2014. He is a 2010 graduate of Huntsville High School. He also attended Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Ks., on a rodeo scholarship, where he majored in Criminal Justice. After returning to Arkansas in 2013, he was a detention officer at Washington County Sheriff's Office.
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Shawn J. Ellis
Shawn has been a reserve officer/sergeant for the City for several years and also serves as Emergency Operations Officer. He is currently employed with the Huntsville School District as an IT technician. He is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University and holds numerous law enforcement and emergency management certifications. He is retired from full time law enforcement after 25 years serving such positions as a Major, Detective, Chief of Police, School Resource Officer, Swat Team Member, Community Police Officer. He is a member and former president of the Police Benevolent Association.
Lucas became a reserve officer for the Police Department in 2012. He has served as Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief for the Huntsville Fire Department and is a full-time firefighter for the Fayetteville Fire Department.
Mayor: Darrell Trahan 479-738-1333
City Clerk: Janice Smith 479-738-6607
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