Support Services Captain Brad Snyder reports directly to the Chief of Police. Captain Snyder is responsible for officers assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Street Crimes Unit, and the School Resource Officers assigned to the Paragould School District. Captain Snyder also administrates the data and reporting systems, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), and the department's vehicle and body camera systems. He is the point of contact for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and also serves as the department's Public Information Officer which includes preparing all media releases, conducting all media interviews, and administering the department's social media presence.
Education & Qualifications
Captain Snyder began his law enforcement career in January of 1997 as a dispatcher for the Greene County Sheriff's Department. In November of 1998, he was promoted to Deputy Sheriff. He graduated from the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in November of 1999, the first academy class to be held at BRTC. Captain Snyder began working for the Paragould Police Department in October of 2000. In addition to Patrol Officer, Captain Snyder served as a DARE officer and Public Information Officer before his ascent in the ranks within the department. Captain Snyder was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2013, Patrol Lieutenant in 2014, and Technology Captain in 2019. Captain Snyder is a 1996 graduate of Greene County Tech High School and holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Black River Technical College. He is a graduate of the Criminal Justice Institute's prestigious School of Law Enforcement Supervision and holds numerous law enforcement certifications, such as law enforcement instructor and field training officer. Captain Snyder currently has over 1,200 law enforcement training hours.