Mayor Shirley Washington Statement on Pine Bluff Police Chief Kelvin Sergeant 


On August 26, 2020, it was announced that Mr. Kelvin Sergeant would no longer serve as Pine Bluff Police Chief. This was due to serious concerns regarding public safety in the city.  On August 28, 2020, the mayor met with Mr. Sergeant to discuss these ongoing matters. After careful discussion, Mr. Sergeant has agreed to enact systematic improvements in PBPD operations. Therefore, effective immediately, Mr. Sergeant has been reinstated to the position of Pine Bluff Police Chief. Moving forward, the city is committed to working with Chief Sergeant to improve public safety and protect Pine Bluff residents.