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Yes. The Emergency Communications Center is equipped with Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) enabling communications with the speech/hearing-impaired callers.
If a caller uses a TTY/TDD, the caller should:
If a deaf or hearing/speech impaired caller does not have a TTY/TDD, the caller should call 9-1-1 and do not hang up. Not hanging up leaves the line open. With most 9-1-1 calls, the caller’s address is displayed on the call taker’s screen and help will be sent.
Dispatchers ask for pertinent information first – address, type of call, name of caller or those involved, and your call back number. Once the initial information is obtained, additional questions may be asked depending on the type of call. The questioning will not slow down the dispatching of the appropriate assistance. In emergency cases, this information is relayed immediately to field units so they may begin responding to the incident, while the dispatcher remains on the phone to obtain further details that are also relayed to the responding units as it is gathered, in real time. The dispatcher will further assist callers by giving instructions to callers on how to administer life saving techniques, such as CPR, during medical emergencies; to take steps to promote the personal safety of the caller, the victim and responding Police, Fire, or EMS personnel, and to engage in those actions that preserve evidence to aid in the apprehension of suspects.
When reporting an emergency:
The person answering 9-1-1 is a trained dispatcher. They have been trained as to what questions to ask. Be prepared to follow the dispatcher’s line of questioning (e.g. WHEN did the incident occur, WHAT is happening, WHERE the situation is occurring, WHO is involved, is a WEAPON involved, what INJURIES have been sustained, etc.).
If you call 9-1-1 by mistake, DO NOT HANG UP. Stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that everything is all right. If a caller to 911 hangs up without stating the problem, the caller must be contacted in order to ensure that no actual emergency exits. This may involve the dispatching of a law enforcement officer to your home or place of business in order to ensure that a problem does not exist. One common misconception that citizens have about dialing 911 by mistake is they will somehow get into trouble. This is not true!
9-1-1 is only to be used in emergencies. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire, or rescue. 9-1-1 is for emergencies, potential emergencies, or when an emergency is imminent.
Please, do not call 9-1-1 to report that electricity or other utilities are off; to notify authorities of traffic jams; to inquire about government services; or to learn general information.
Yes, you may visit Animal control Monday-Friday from 7am-4pm.
You call the Police Department. The non emergency number is 870-236-7621.
No, The City of Paragould does not currently have any ordinances on cats.
No, we do not.
Yes, I f you live in areas zoned agriculture. If you live in an area that is not zoned agriculture, you will be required to obtain a permit from the Code Enforcement Office at the cost of $5.00. You can view the Livestock and Poultry ordinance here.
We accept surrenders by court order, and in special cases. You must live in the City Limits of Paragould.
Yes, we have a limited number of traps available on loan for a fully refundable $40 deposit.
No, you currently do not have to register your dog in Paragould.
Yes, the Paragould Fire Department installs smoke alarms at no charge. Please call 870-239-7525 to request assistance or fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form.
Yes, the Paragould Fire Department provides smoke alarms at no charge. A fire department representative will make an assessment of the property and provide the required amount of smoke alarms. To request a smoke alarm go to the Smoke Alarm Request.
A smoke alarm that emits a random chirp indicates one of two things. The alarms battery may need to be replaced with a new battery or the alarm may have an internal problem and need to be replaced.
Smoke alarms should be tested once a month. Press the test button and hold it until you hear a beep. If you do not hear a beep try changing the battery. If the smoke alarm is still not functioning properly replace the smoke alarm with a new one or contact the fire department.
Smoke alarm batteries should be changed with new batteries at least once a year. However, twice a year is recommended. An easy way to remember this is during time change in the Spring and Fall.
Absolutely, hardwired interconnected smoke alarms still require the same monthly testing and yearly battery changes as their stand alone counterparts.
Typically anything with a cost of more than $2000.00 requires a Contractor's license. Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
A permit is not required to replace shingles. However if any of the structure has to be repaired such as decking or rafters then a building permit is required.
FEMA Floodplain Map
Paragould District Court
Greene County Courthouse
320 W. Court St., 2nd floor
You can pay your fines online, however, there is a service fee for the use of this service. You may visit the website by clicking here, or you may call them directly at 877-591-8768.
The Arkansas State Police Driver's License Examiner currently conducts driver's license testing at the Greene County Sheriff's Department. A current schedule, along with a link to schedule skills testing, can be found at the Arkansas State Police Troop C Driver License Testing webpage.
The Arkansas State Police supplies an online option for the driver's license study guide. The study manuals for non-commercial, commercial, and motorcycle licenses may be obtained on the ASP Driver Examination page. For paper copies, we recommend contacting Arkansas Troop C Headquarters to check availability. They can be reached at 870-935-7302.
The Paragould Police Department is located at 101 N. 3 1/2 St, at the corner of N. 3 1/2 St. and W. Court St. We are located directly across the street from the historic Greene County Courthouse.
The Greene County Detention Center is located at 1809 N. Rockingchair Rd. here in Paragould. They can be reached by calling 870-239-6334.
No. The only payments accepted by the Paragould Police Department for such items are money orders or cashier's checks.