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
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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

Corporal Anthony Rice and Detective Charity Abbott with your Fort Smith Police Department are out at Sam’s Club today until 3 P.M. completing fingerprint kids for the children of the area. Fingerprint kits are important in the unthinkable event that a child is ever missing. We are proud to partner with Sam’s Club today to ensure the safety of the children in our area.

The Fort Smith Police Department is out at 6814 Texas Road ( Farmers Ins. Shanna Hodges Agency) until 4:00 P.M. We will be conducting fingerprint kits for children in the unthinkable event that a child comes up missing.

MEDIA RELEASE: FSPD Responds to Social Media Inquiries Regarding Injured Inmate (September 14, 2018) FSPD has become aware of questions being raised on social media regarding an injury to 25-year-old John David Davenport who was arrested by FSPD officers on Monday, September 10th, 2018. The injury in question occurred while Davenport was in custody of the Sebastian County Detention Center and thus we are unable to provide information regarding that injury. At 8:25am that morning FSPD dispatch received a 911 call from Davenport’s caretakers requesting assistance because he was fighting them and spitting. The caller said they “could not do anything with him” and that they “need somebody to come help us.” When officers arrived, other caretakers from BOST had also arrived to assist with Davenport. Davenport, although calm at first, became combative despite efforts to subdue him. During this time Davenport spit in the face of the officer. Arkansas statute 5-13-211 determines that spitting on a law enforcement is Aggravated Assault (D Felony). The officer therefore arrested Davenport without incident. While traveling to jail, the officer determined that Davenport also had a confirmed felony warrant for failure to appear in court. Although we strive to find alternative means to provide treatment rather than incarceration, in this particular instance his actions, along with a lawful warrant for arrest, did not give FSPD officers any other choice but incarceration.

A big welcome to the newest Chaplain for the Fort Smith Police Department. Pastor David Citizen is a 2018 Graduate of the Fort Smith Citizens Police Academy and brings a servant spirit with him. Welcome to the team Pastor Citizen!!

FSPD makes Sex Offender Arrest: On September 10, 2018 Detectives with the Fort Smith Police Departments Special Investigations Unit arrested a level 2 Sex Offender. 37 year old Archie Winters Jr. (Level 2) was arrested after a warrant was issued for Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act after he failed to notify the Sex Offender Coordinator of his resident change. The Fort Smith Police Department wants to take this time to remind citizens that they can receive automatic email notifications when Sex Offenders move into their area. Fort Smith residents can go to the Fort Smith Police Department home page at www.fortsmithpd.org and sign up for alerts. Once on the home page citizens can scroll down to the sex offender search and click on "Search for Offenders" and register for e-mail alerts to help protect your family. Residents can then click on "Register for email alerts" and once registered, will receive email notifications of Offenders moving into their area. ####

UPDATE: Murder Suspect Captured in Memphis On September 10, 2018 members of the U.S. Marshall’s Service, along with members of the Memphis Police Department located and Captured 29 year old Marcus Collins. Collins was taken to a local Detention Center in Memphis, Tennessee where he will be awaiting extradition. *********************************************** 1st Degree Murder Warrants issued in Fort Smith Double Homicide Investigation On July 26, 2018, at approximately 3:55 a.m., officers of the Fort Smith Police Department were called to the apartment complex at 4118 North 50th Street in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they entered the apartment and found 26 year-old Brionna S. Belcher and 43 year-old Jonathan Harris in the floor with multiple gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene. Fort Smith Police Department Detectives were immediately called to the scene. After an extensive investigation, arrest warrants have been issued for 29 year-old Marcus Collins and 19 year-old Neirod Medlock for two counts of 1st Degree Murder, one count of Residential Aggravated Burglary and two counts of Kidnapping. All charges are Class Y felonies. Bond has been set at $500,000.00 cash. Warrants were served on Neirod Medlock at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where he was being held on probable cause on two (2) counts of Kidnapping. Investigators have initiated a nationwide search for Marcus Collins who is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marcus Collins is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100. Individuals with information may also call Crimestoppers at 78-CRIME, where information leading to an arrest in this case may lead to a cash reward up to $1,000.00 The Fort Smith Police Department wants to also take the time to recognize the members of the community that assisted with this investigation. This is a very tragic case that would not have progressed as quickly without the ongoing partnership and relationship between the Fort Smith Police Department and the members of the community. ####

Your Fort Smith Police Chief Nathaniel Clark was the keynote speaker at tonight's P.A.C.E. meeting at the main library. Information on new police strategies, manpower distribution and enhanced police interaction programs were among the numerous topics discussed during the program.

Fort Smith Police asking for your help finding a Misiing Endangered Person: The Fort Smith Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing and endangered person. On September 5, 2018 Fort Smith Police arrested 19 year old Lewis Shores in connection with a double homicide investigation. Detectives with the Fort Smith Police Department have been attempting to make contact with Angela Shores regarding the investigation. Ms. Shores allegedly suffers from a mental disability. Detective Jeff Taylor with the Crimes against Persons Unit would like to speak with Ms. Shores to check her welfare. Anyone with information about Angela Shores or knowledge of her whereabouts is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at (479) 709-5100 or to contact their local law enforcement agency. ####

Fort Smith Police Criminal Investigators are investigating a double homicide at the 7700 block of Hermitage in Fort Smith today after Logan County attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle and the driver crashed then fled from their agency. An attempt to identify the driver led to the registered owners residence in Fort Smith where two people were found deceased inside.

Fort Smith Police asking for your help finding a Wanted Person: Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department need your help finding a wanted person. Abraham Momjaras-Lopez (33 years of age) is currently wanted for outstanding warrants out of Fort Smith for charges of Aggravated Assault Domestic (felony) and Domestic Battery 3rd. Detective Jeff Taylor with the Fort Smith Police Department Criminal Investigations Division would like to speak with Abraham Momjaras-Lopez about his involvement in these cases. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Abraham Momjaras-Lopez is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100. Individuals with information may also call Crimestoppers at 78-CRIME, where any information leading to an arrest in this case may also be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000. ####

The members of the Fort Smith Police Department want to take the time to thank the Staff at Olive Garden. Manager-Jesse Hatcher, Nina Brown and Jereme Smith from the Fort Smith Olive Garden took the time out of their day to bring food for the Police Officers working on Labor Day. A big thank you to Mr. Hatcher and his employees for their continued support.

Fort Smith Police Investigate overnight Shooting: Fort Smith Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 800 block of Garrison Ave. overnight. Preliminary investigations reveal that three people were shot and taken to a local hospital where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Detectives with the Fort Smith Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are currently following up on leads. Detectives are currently attempting to identify the subject in the pictures. Detectives believe that the subject in the picture is a person of interest in the shooting. Detective Troy Williams with the Fort Smith Police Department Criminal Investigations Division would like to speak with this subject in reference to his involvement in this incident. Anyone who knows the identity or the whereabouts of this subject are asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100. You may also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 if you also call Crime-stoppers at 78-Crime.

Your Fort Smith Police Department remains committed to the safety of the children in the community. Corporal Anthony Rice and Detective Charity Abbott are at KOHL’S until 3 P.M. completing fingerprint kits for children. These kits include a photo of your child and ink-less finger prints that are saved to a disc in the event that a child is ever lost.

Fort Smith Police, Fort Smith Fire and Fort Smith EMS have already responded to several accidents as the holiday weekend begins. This rollover at the 3200 block of North 32nd being the most serious so far. Slow down and be careful as you travel.

On 08/29/18 the River Valley CART (Child Abduction Response Team) participated in training at The Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock. River Valley Team involved agencies: Morgan Nick Foundation Sebastian County Office of Emergency Management Fort Smith Police Dept. Sebastian County Sheriffs Office Arkansas State Police ASP Crimes Against Children Division Crawford County Sheriffs Office Van Buren Police Dept. Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Office Arkansas Game and Fish US Marshall's Service FBI

With three motorcycle related fatality accidents in our area in the past week your Fort Smith Police Officers are asking all motorists to: 1. Look twice when entering or exiting a roadway. 2. Do not use electronic devices while driving. 3. Be courteous while traveling.

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Fort Smith Police, Fire and E.M.S. personnel are on scene of a serious injury accident at South 46th and Phoenix and have traffic blocked from Airport Blvd - Phoenix and from the Target pavillion west to the accident. AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE!!!!

Fort Smith Police attempting to find information on Stolen Department Equipment: The Fort Smith Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is attempting to identify and locate a suspect who stole police equipment from an employee’s personal vehicle. The incident occurred last Friday, August 17, 2018, between 10:40 p.m. and 11:53 p.m. The vehicle was parked in the Courtyard by Marriot Downtown south parking lot at 900 Rogers Avenue. A white or Hispanic male had been seen checking door handles in the parking lot at the time the crime occurred. The suspect may have been wearing a red jacket and was possibly the occupant of a white passenger vehicle seen leaving the parking lot. A Rock River semiautomatic rifle and a tactical bag with at least one magazine were taken. A Sig Sauer 9mm semiautomatic handgun along with a Fort Smith Police Department badge was also taken. The officer’s name is not being released at this time due to an administrative review. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100 or contact Crimestoppers at 78-Crime. A reward of up to $1000.00 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. ####

During last nights City Board of Directors meeting CALEA Regional Program Director Randy Scott and your Fort Smith Police Chief Nathaniel Clark presented the board with a Meritorious Certificate of Accreditation recognizing the agency's first four-year re-accreditation award and was specifically recognized by the conference executives for its: ‒ Advanced recruiting for outpacing national trends by hiring qualified, diverse and educated officers at a high rate when most agencies’ recruiting has declined nationwide. ‒ Community outreach programs, which were recognized for building strong relationships with the community, businesses and local government. The Fort Smith Police Department is the first in Arkansas to be dually accredited through CALEA,

Fort Smith Police Arrest Robbery Suspect On August 18, 2018, at approximately Fort Smith Police were called to the Jet-Away Convenience store at 3638 Midland Blvd. in reference to a robbery. When Officers arrived the knife wielding robber was running from the store after being confronted by a store employee. Officers Meza and O’Connor initiated a foot pursuit and chased the suspect into a nearby alley. Officers Johnson and Sawyer arrived a short time later and were able to take nineteen year old Kelcei Webb into custody. Mr. Webb was taken to the Fort Smith Police Department where he was questioned by Detective Danny Stanley. Following the interview Mr. Webb was taken to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery and Fleeing Apprehension.

FSPD attempting to identify Person of Interest in Convenience Store Robbery Investigators with the Fort Smith Police Department are attempting to identify the subject in the picture. Investigators need assistance identifying the person involved in the aggravated robbery of the convenience store located at 1549 North Greenwood at approximately 11:30 P.M. on August 13, 2018. Preliminary investigations showed that the suspect entered the business and produced a weapon and demanded money. Investigators believe the suspect to be, 5’10” to 6” tall, medium build. Witnesses also described the suspect to have a tattoo above his left eye of the word “blessed”. Detectives with the Fort Smith Police Department Criminal Investigations Division would like to speak with this subject about their involvement in this incident. Anyone with information about this incident, or know the identity of the person in the pictures below, are asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100. Individuals with information may also call Crimestoppers at 78-CRIME, where any information leading to an arrest in this case may also be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000. ####

Officer Kenneth Martin took the time out of his schedule that make some children’s day! Thank you for your commitment to the members of the Fort Smith community Officer Martin!!!