Are you aware of all the ways the Texarkana Police Department gives back to the community?

Not only are officers available if you need to report stolen property, a disturbance in the neighborhood, or even ask for directions, but they are also on hand for something else too. PRIDE.

According to the Texarkana Police Department website, “P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort) Academy was established in 2012 as a method to deter these early infractions and negative behaviors and promote positive life choices among young children in the Texarkana, Arkansas community.” The week-long camp reinforces positive behaviors and attitudes in the minds of the youth in Texarkana.

If you would like to volunteer to be a mentor, call (903)798-3187 or send an email to Tanda Jolley at A meeting will be hosted on Oct. 9 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the TASD Administration Building, located at 3435 Jefferson Ave., Texarkana, Ark. 71854. Lunch will be provided. RSVP for this event by Wednesday, Oct 2.

[Texarkana Police Department]