Brent McCain

Police Department
Title: Patrol Captain
Phone: 870-239-7560
Brent McCain

Job Duties

The Patrol Captain works directly under the Chief of Police. The Patrol Captain commands the four Patrol Lieutenants and oversees the day-to-day activities of the Patrol Division. He sets up extra duty assignments for special events, helps coordinate 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 oversees 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. Along with this, he also oversees Federal Grants that provide monies for equipment for the Department.  Captain McCain is also the commander of the department's SWAT team.

Education & Qualifications

Captain McCain, obtained a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Risk Management from Arkansas State University in 1998 before starting with the Paragould Police Department as a dispatcher in September 1998. In November 1998, McCain became a patrol officer and graduated from Law Enforcement Training Academy; Class Number 99A. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008, Lieutenant in 2013, and Captain in 2017. Captain McCain graduated from basic SWAT school, U.S. 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 the VFW.


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