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Area Police Stations

Fort Smith Police Department
(Chief of Police)
100 South 10th Street,
Fort Smith, AR, 72901

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department
(Chief of Police)
PO Box 3649, 425 North 51st Street,
Fort Smith, AR, 72913-3649

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The city of Fort Smith, also called "Hell on the Border" was incorporated in 1842 and encompasses the following counties: Sebastian. Fort Smith's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Sandy Sanders.

Fort Smith encompasses land area: 61.7 sq mi (160.5 km2), water area: 3.9 sq mi (10.0 km2). The elevation is 463 ft (141.1 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 86,209. This equates to a population density of 1,391.2/sq mi (537.2/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).

Local area codes are 479. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 05-24550, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.fortsmithar.gov.

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. With a population of 86,209 in 2010, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 298,592 residents which encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian, and the Oklahoma counties Le Flore and Sequoyah.

Fort Smith has a sister city relationship with Cisterna, Italy, site of the World War II Battle of Cisterna fought by the United States Army Rangers commanded by Fort Smith native William O. Darby.

Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers, also known as Belle Point. The city began as a western frontier military post in 1817 and would later become well known for its role in the settling of the 'Wild West' and its law enforcement heritage.