Dec 21

Jeffrey VerHoeven - 2017

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 4:01 PM by Melissa Reeves


Officer Jeffrey VerHoeven is the recipient of the 2017 City Attorney Justice Award.  Officer VerHoeven graduated from College of the Ozarks with a degree in Criminal Justice.  He began his career at the Springdale Police Department on June 7, 2015.  Officer VerHoeven currently serves on the Crime Suppression Unit in addition to his duties as a patrol officer.  Officer VerHoeven has distinguished himself from other officers by being proactive in his duties as an officer and discussing the case with prosecutors prior to trial in an effort to enhance his testimony.  He also makes sure the prosecutors have all information necessary to convict the defendants he arrests.  Recently Officer VerHoeven presented the City Attorney's Office with numerous reports of graffiti on a particular defendant that had damaged property in Springdale, as well as other communities in the area, which helped in the prosecution of that case.
Jan 12

Morgan Abernathy - 2015

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 2:24 PM by Cindy Horlick

Officer Morgan Abernathy is the recipient of the 2015 City Attorney Justice Award, who began her career at the Springdale Police Department in July, 2013.  Officer Abernathy has served on the Crime Suppression Unit and as a Drug Recognition Expert.  She obtained a degree in criminal justice from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.

Morgan Abernathy
Dec 15

John Mackey - 2014

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM by Andrea May

Officer John Mackey is the recipient of the 2014 City Attorney Justice Award.  Officer Mackey began his career with the Springdale Police Department in February of 2011.  Since that time, Officer Mackey has displayed a strong work ethic and good attitude.  In May of 2012, Officer Mackey obtained the highest overall score in the Rookies Class for the Springdale Police Department.  The professionalism that Officer Mackey exhibits in the way he handles his cases, from the time he takes his report to the time the case is closed, makes Officer Mackey a great asset to the Springdale Police Department and to the citizens of Springdale.

John Mackey