Barling, Arkansas Jail and Mugshot Information

Barling is a city in Sebastian County, Arkansas. The city of Barling was formally incorporated in 1956. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.73 sq. mi (27.79 sq. km). The City of Barling had a population of approximately 4,649 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Barling, Arkansas is Wally Gattis. Wally Gattis can be contacted at (479) 452-1550.

Wally Gattis, Mayor
City of Barling
307 Fort Street
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: (479) 452-1550
Fax: (479) 452-0373
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Closed for Lunch

Barling City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Barling, Arkansas was 239.9, higher than it had been since at least the year 2006, but lower than the national average of 273.6. According to research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Barling, Arkansas as of January 25, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Barling to the number of sex offenders is 683 to 1.

There were an estimated 117 total crimes per 100,000 people in Barling, Arkansas. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Arkansas which has 3,634 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Barling is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Barling, there were an estimated 26 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Arkansas is 555 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 91 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Arkansas average of 3,079 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Barling, Arkansas:

  • The overall crime rate in Barling is 12% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.65 daily crimes that occur in Barling.
  • Barling is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Barling you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Barling has decreased by 19%.

Barling, Arkansas Police Station Information

Barling Police Department

The Barling Police Department has 12 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 4079 people.

Jerry Foley, Police Chief
Barling Police Department
304 Church St
Barling, Arkansas 72923-2623
Email: jfoley@barlingar.com
Phone: (479) 452-1550 ext. 216 (Police Chief)
Phone: (479) 452-1550 ext.213 (Department)
Fax: (479) 484-7258
Hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Barling Police Dept

Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Barling, Arkansas.

Hobe Runion, Sheriff
Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: (479) 783-1051(24 hours)
Phone: (479) 996-2145 (Greenwood District)
Crime Tip Hotline: 888-240-9911
Fax: (479) 784-1595
Email: sheriffadmin@co.sebastian.ar.us
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Sebastian County Sheriff
Sebastian Sheriff Facebook

Sebastian County Jail Information

The Sebastian County Jail has 356 jail beds and 56 deputies. The physical location of the jail is:

Sebastian County Jail
801 South A Street
Fort Smith Arkansas, 72901
Phone: (479) 783-4988

Visitations Hours at Sebastian County Jail:

For an inmate visitation schedule, visit

Sebastian Net Visit Scheduler
Sebastian Jail Visitations
Sebastian County Jail

Police Records Request in Barling, Arkansas

We have not found any police records information on Barling. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. The clerk maintains and provides access to all official city documents, including City Council minutes, ordinances and resolutions.

Any person who want inspect or copy the public records of the City of Barling shall make a request or complete a written application for such records at the office of the City Clerk during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Florene Brown, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Barling
307 Fort Street
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: (479) 452-1550
Fax: (479) 452-0373
Email: fbrown@barlingar.com
Hours: Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Barling City Clerk

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