Sherwood Police Department

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Mission Statement

The Sherwood Police Department will provide the highest quality of police services with prompt response and community involvement. We pledge to help enhance the safety and quality of life in our city while holding ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Message From Chief Bedwell

Chief Bedwell

Thank you for visiting our website. We receive constant contact from people who are curious about how to become a police officer and what characteristics we look for in a possible job candidate. Our website has areas that deal with those issues but I want you to know what's expected from you if you join the Sherwood Police Department. Once a Sherwood Police Officer you MUST:

Obey the law and enforce the laws of our City and State while upholding the constitution of our great nation; give your best efforts to those in need of your willingness to serve them through your own sworn oath of honesty, bravery, trustworthiness, and unsullied character; not just possess the ability to enforce the law, but to be able to do so justly and without malice; be willing to sacrifice your own personal desires and comforts so that you will be ready at anytime to act swiftly in the line of duty; never act in any manner that gives credence to those whom are determined to cast doubt upon our profession, but instead, carry on the traditions of our respected brothers and sisters of law enforcement...Serve With Honor and Protect With Courage.

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement with the Sherwood Police Department, please contact our Professional Standards Branch at

Chief Jim Bedwell

Police Officer Positions

The Sherwood Police Department is seeking qualified applications for entry level Police Officer Positions.  Minimum qualifications are:  High School graduate/GED, 21 and no more than 50 years of age by date of hire, valid driver’s license and ability to effectively communicate.  Must demonstrate ability to perform essential job functions, physical examination, physical fitness test, background and credit checks, psychological tests, drug test, and polygraph or voice stress analysis.  Thirty semester hours of college preferred but not required.  Applications must be submitted to City of Sherwood, Human Resources, 2199 E. Kiehl Avenue, Sherwood, AR  72120; Phone:  501-833-3703; FAX:  501-392-0087.  Applications may also be submitted online.

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