Command Staff

 Chief Todd Stovall

The Chief of Police works under the direction of the Mayor.  The Chief is responsible for the police departments daily working operations. At this time there are 53 police officers and 6 civilians that fall under the direction of the Chief of Police.

Chief Stovall begin working for the Paragould Police Department in 1990. Since joining he has worked in Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Administration.

Todd is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.  Todd is a member and past President of the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police.


 Patrol Captain Phillip Faulkner

The Patrol Captain works directly under the Chief of Police. The Patrol Captain commands the four Patrol Lieutenants and over sees the day to day activities of the Patrol Division. He also sets up extra duty assignments for special events. He also helps coordinates training for the Officers and makes sure they have the tools they need for duty. He investigates Citizen Complaints and makes sure that compliance is met.

He over sees the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program which is a Federal and State funded program that provides overtime monies for Officers to enforce Occupant Safety and D.W.I. Enforcement. The program also provides funds for child restraint seats for families in need. The Department has 11 Child Restraint Installation Technicians which participate in Car Seat Clinics though out Northeast Arkansas. Along with this he also over sees Federal Grants that provide monies for equipment for the Department. 

Phillip Faulkner began his Law Enforcement Career at the Paragould Police Department February 1988. He graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1988 and graduated The School of Law Enforcement Supervision in 1997. He is a Law Enforcement Instructor and a Firearms Instructor. He is also a State Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor. He is a active member of the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police and is currently serving as Northeast Regional Vice President.


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Technology Captain Brent McCain

Technology Captain Brent McCain reports directly to the Chief of Police. Captain McCain is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Police department’s vehicles and computer systems. The department operates 40 computer systems that include office and approximately 60 fleet vehicles. Captain McCain also administrates the data and reporting systems, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), and vehicle and body cams. He is the point of contact for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and SWAT administrator.

 Captain McCain, obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Risk Management from Arkansas State University in 1998 before starting with the Paragould Police Dept. as a dispatcher in September 1998.  In November 1998, McCain became a patrol officer and graduated Law Enforcement Training Academy; Class #99A. He was promoted Sergeant in 2008, Lieutenant in 2013, and Captain in 2017. Captain McCain graduated basic SWAT school, US Army SWAT School, and was part of the PPD SWAT team for 9 years. He is a certified police instructor, Field training officer, defensive tactics instructor, and is a private pilot. He was voted Law Officer of the Year in 2015 by the local Chapter of VFW.




Administrative Captain Brendan Baldridge

The Administrative Captain reports directly to the Chief of Police.  Captain Baldridge serves as the Sex Offender Registration Coordinator, and the Reserve Officer Program Coordinator.  Other duties include submitting monthly NIBRS reports to ACIC, overseeing training for the department, and any other tasks assigned by the Chief of Police. 

Captain Baldridge earned an Associate degree in Law Enforcement from ASU in 1991 and a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from UALR in 1993.  He began his law enforcement career at the Paragould Police Department in December 1994.  Captain Baldridge attended the police academy in 1995 and finished at the top of his class academically.  He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2001, Patrol Lieutenant in 2008, and to Administrative Captain in 2013.  Captain Baldridge is a Certified Police Professional Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Field Training Officer.

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