Hot Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Hot Springs Police Department
  • Address: 641 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, 71901 AR
  • Chief: Bobby Southard (Chief of Police)
Phone: 501-321-6789
Fax: (800) 878-3167

Hot Springs Police Department is located at 641 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, 71901 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Bobby Southard. The Hot Springs Police Department phone number is 501-321-6789.

Hot Springs Police Department News

Yesterday we posted about an increase in Breaking or Entering to vehicles. Overnight, our night shift received a call of a subject breaking into a car on Main Street. Officers arrived quickly and located the suspect in the area. We arrested Donnie Witherspoon for allegedly breaking into a car. Witherspoon is being held at the Detention Center on a $2500.00 bond.

Thank you to Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center for inviting us to speak about the Teen Police Academy. We can't wait to work together next year!

We are seeing an increase in Breaking or Entering to cars at local businesses. Please remember to not leave any valuables visible in your vehicles. Lock them in the trunk or take them with you and never leave your car unlocked. Do not leave firearms in your car at any time! We want to help everyone not be a victim of crime.

We feel like Fall is around the corner and we can’t wait for Halloween!! We’ve already started collecting our candy for a special event, are you going to join us? Be looking for updates! 🍩🎃

We wanted to give a big thanks to Regions Bank for the donation of cookies, pens, notebooks and hand sanitizer. All of these items are greatly appreciated! Once again we love the support we get from our community.

Last Thursday, your local first responders worked tables LongHorn Steakhouse to help raise money for Special Olympics Arkansas! Members of the HSPD, GCSO, HSFD and Hot Springs Animal Services, waited tables and donated 100% of their tips to Special Olympics. Together we raised over $3000 dollars. We want to give thanks to everyone who came, had dinner and made generous donations for an amazing cause. We also want to give a special thanks to the staff and management of Longhorns for being so nice and accommodating. We had a great time and can't wait till next time! Garland County Sheriff's Office City of Hot Springs Animal Services

This afternoon, an alleged intoxicated driver drove into the parking lot of the department and struck our flagpole and lighting. The suspect is in custody for DWI, Careless Prohibited Driving, No Proof of Insurance and No Seatbelt. We can’t make this stuff up..... #dontdrinkdriveanddrivekids #Really #DWI

Yesterday, Chief Jason Stachey awarded the departments first lifesaving ribbons. The first recipients are Sgt. Kenny Kizer, Cpl. Eric Roberson, Ofc. Shawn Lowrey and Ofc. John McLean. Also (not pictured) Sgt. Richard Harkness and Detective Jarrett Cantrell were awarded ribbons. Thank you to these officers for going above and beyond.

Press Release concerning the double fatality crash today.

UPDATE: The Hot Springs Police Department wants to thank everyone for thier assistance. Emily Thomson has been located safe and sound and has been returned home.

Big thank you to Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas for the cookies this morning! They wanted to come by and thank officers for their service on Patriots Day. Thank you again.

On Thursday September 6th, 2018, The first class for our Citizens Police Academy took place. The participants learned about how the Hot Springs Police Department and the Garland County Sherrifs Department operate. The classes were taught by Chief Jason Stachey and Under Sherrif Jason Lawrence. We hope everyone enjoyed the class. We are looking forward to our next class.

UPDATE! Carpenter Dam has been reopened, thank you for cooperation. We are currently working a shooting at Lakepark and Carpenter Dam Rd. Carpenter Dam will be shut down at Shady Grove to Lakepark Road until further notice.

Come have dinner with your local First Responders at LongHorn Steakhouse, this Thursday, from 5 to 9pm. We will be raising money for Special Olympics Arkansas. 100% of your tips go to support Special Olympics! Please help spread the word!

Hot Springs Police Department would like to congratulate our officers on their promotions. From left to right, Officer Philip DeFoor to Corporal, Mike Hall to Sergeant, Jon Burfeind to Lieutenant, Lisa King to Captain, and Walt Everton to Assistant Chief. Congratulations to you all!!

Press release concerning the fatal accident that occurred yesterday.

This is a press release concerning the shooting at Valero, 1201 Central Avenue.

We are currently under a Flash Flood Watch for the next couple of days. Please remember to slow down, turn on your headlights and the most important TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN! Be careful and stay dry!

Thank you to the anonymous Good Samaritan who bought our officers lunch today. You don’t know how much your gesture and words mean to us. We love our community who supports us so much.

From everyone at the HSPD, have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day. Please be safe and enjoy your extra day off. Remember the First Responders who are working today, to be sure your safe.

We at the HSPD want everyone to have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. We will have DWI enforcement units out this weekend looking for impaired drivers. Please have a designated driver or alternate plan if you drink. Have a great weekend and be safe!