Fort Smith Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Smith Police Department
  • Address: 100 South 10th Street, Fort Smith, 72901 AR
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 479-785-4221

Fort Smith Police Department is located at 100 South 10th Street, Fort Smith, 72901 AR. The Fort Smith Police Department phone number is 479-785-4221.

Fort Smith Police Department News

MISSING AND ENDANGERED: JERRY CUNNINGHAM CONTACT: 479-769-0349 (Detective Cell) or 78-CRIME On Nov. 5, 2018, Jerry Cunningham was reported missing. He had been renting a room in Fort Smith. Cunningham always paid his rent at the first of each month without delays. Cunningham has not been seen or heard from since the last time he paid rent on Oct. 1. When Cunningham's room was checked, his belongings were still there. Cunningham doesn't have a vehicle or family in this area. We would like to locate Cunningham to confirm he is safe. If you have any information that can assist us, please call our detective at 479-769-0349 or Fort Smith Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME.

On November 8, 2018 members of the Fort Smith Police Department held the Graduation Ceremony for Fort Smith Citizen's Police Academy Class # 42. The Citizen’s Police Academy was created by the FSPD in 1998 to give members of the community who are curious about their police department a firsthand look at the rules, regulations, and procedures FSPD employees adhere to. This creates a better awareness of how the police department works and reduces any preconceived ideas and/or feelings about law enforcement. There will be a FSCPA Class held again in the Spring.

This week our FSPD Academy Recruits are going through their Combatives course. Ground skills are necessary when you are in a fight for your life. #TrainingThursday #FSPD #FortSmithPolice #PoliceAcademy

Congrats to Senior Corporal Kevin Chitwood and Corporal Brian Barnard! Both Corporals were given a “Certificate of Excellence” this morning during their Troop 1 briefing. Cpl. Chitwood and Cpl. Barnard displayed exemplary leadership when they were assigned to supervise Troops 1&2 while the regular supervisors attended a training. Senior Corporal Chitwood has worked with FSPD for over 25 years. Corporal Barnard has worked with FSPD for a little over 14 years. Thank you, both, for your commitment to your communities and your department! We appreciate you!!!

Thank you to Chief Nathaniel Clark, Tashala Devrow, and the overwhelming community support shown at tonight’s Board of Directors meeting. Also, thank you to our city directors. Tonight’s vote of support will result in 80 body cameras, nine new vehicles, firing range improvements, ballistic vehicle panels, infrared cameras, CID vehicles, one motorcycle, two animal control trucks, security fencing, and a driving simulator. We wouldn’t be able to have any of this without you. We are your department and thank you so much for giving us the tools and the training we need to serve this city. In the two years Chief Clark has been with the agency he has worked hard to fulfill his promise of better pay, better equipment, more training and a progressive approach to crime reduction and the results are showing. Chief Clark has put the needs of our community first while providing law enforcement services that are second to none in our region. His vision of professionalism and transparency is a reality that is beneficial to the men and women under his command and the community we serve. Thank You sir from each of us.

Even though the voting precincts were busy tonight in Fort Smith some of the most important votes will be cast by our city directors later tonight. Chief Nathaniel Clark continues the path to improvement for your Fort Smith Police Department! Thank you Chief for being our advocate and voice in addressing our needs to the board.

MISSING AND ENDANGERED: SARA DIANE JONES CONTACT: FSPD at 479-709-5116, or dial Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME The Fort Smith Police Department is looking to confirm the whereabouts of Sara Diane Jones (pictured). Jones was entered missing on Nov. 1, 2018. There is the possibility she may be in Oklahoma. If you have seen Jones or have any information that could lead to her location, please contact the FSPD at 479-709-5116 or Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME.

Please avoid the area of Towson and South B street while we work a three vehicle accident at the intersection. One southbound lane of Towson is blocked temporarily.

SHOOTING SUSPECT SOUGHT CONTACT: FSPD at 479-709-5116, or dial Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME MEDIA INQUIRIES: Aric Mitchell, Public Information Officer, 479-652-5695 The Fort Smith Police Department is looking for information into the identity of a drive-by shooter responsible for injuring one in the early morning hours of Tuesday (Nov. 6). Dispatch received a report of shots fired at around 1:10 a.m. in the area of North 22nd Street. Officers discovered two homes had received damage. In one of the homes, a victim was wounded while sleeping. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers also recovered six shell casings in the street. Multiple people were inside the home of the injured victim at the time of the shooting. The victim has undergone surgery. The FSPD urges anyone with knowledge of possible suspects to call the department at 479-709-5116, or contact Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME.

Use caution during your commute to work this morning. YOUR Fort Smith Police and State police are working two accidents on Hwy 71 this morning related to the heavy fog.

And thank you, Fort Smith ... everyone who lives or works here!

Thank you to New Life Church of God in Christ at 1808 North Greenwood! New Life provided your communities First Responders with a Thanksgiving Feast! 🍗🦃 THANK YOU NEW LIFE!!! We are so appreciative! #FSPD #FSFD #ASP #OperationCommunityFirst

Thank you Reese Dumas!

Officer Bradford and Pacheco with your Fort Smith Police Department, serving the public at Woods Elementary.

Officer Lauren Hendricks of your Fort Smith Police Department needed a helping hand during her lunch shift while "working" the Schlotzsky's beat. Thanks to this little guy for stepping up!

UPDATE: Terry Duck has been located safely in another jurisdiction. MISSING AND ENDANGERED: Fort Smith Police seek whereabouts of Terry Duck On Oct. 29, 2018, the boyfriend of Terry Duck, 49, reported her as missing. Duck was last seen on the evening of Oct. 25, but never returned home. During follow-up interviews, it was reported Ms. Duck may have a mental disability. Anyone with information about Terry Duck or who knows her whereabouts is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at (479) 769-0349 or your local law enforcement agency.

Officers and members of your Fort Smith Police Department attended the Central Baptist Fall Festival this evening. Good times with the citizens of Fort Smith!!

A recently created Facebook profile with the name JAMES FORK has been created advising that the subject is a Fort Smith Police Officer and lives in Van Buren. The Fort Smith Police Department does not have anyone employed with that name now and we have never had an officer with that name. The owner of this account has been rating businesses and commenting as though he/she is associated with our agency. This account has been reported as FAKE and we ask that anyone friends or getting a friend request be aware as the intentions of the owner are likely unlawful.

Euper Lane Trunk or Treat this past Friday! Officer Hendricks, Sanders, Deputy Pinkston, Deputy Mahan And Deputy Burcham

Last Saturday Officers Diana Abrajan and Jeffrey Stewart got the opportunity to meet with some of the participants of this years River Valley Special Needs Fall Festival downtown.