The City of De Queen Police Department is located at 220 N. Second Street in city hall. The department has an authorized strength of 14 sworn officers, which includes two resource officers who work at the public schools and a full-time criminal investigator. The police department is equipped with 12 radio patrol cars and works with all other law enforcement agencies in the area, including the Sheriff's Department, state police, game and fish and highway police.
The department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Key programs and services include animal control, neighborhood watch and 911 emergency communications.
Richard McKinley is the police chief.