FSPD Employee Spotlight:
Mrs. Ashley Claggett
National Tele-communicator’s Week cannot be complete without taking the time to recognize the current dispatcher of the year for the Fort Smith Police Department. The following is the nomination letter that was presented on behalf of Mrs. Claggett.
Ashley Claggett has served our agency as a tele-communicator for three (3) years. She has always been very courteous and truly takes her job seriously. During the early morning hours of December 2, 2017, the Criminal Investigations Unit was called out to assist with an aggravated robbery investigation. An investigator identified the suspect along with the accurate license plate information for the suspect's vehicle. During attempts to locate the suspect, Mrs. Claggett recognized unique information about the suspect's vehicle. This unique information immediately led investigators to the location of the suspect's vehicle. Shortly after locating the suspect's vehicle, the suspect was apprehended after committing another aggravated robbery. This suspect was ultimately charged with three (3) counts of aggravated robbery. During the early morning hours of December 7, 2017, the Criminal Investigations Unit became involved in the suspicious disappearance of a seventeen (17) year old female. This investigation eventually led to collective involvement of members of the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas State Police, Greenwood Police Department, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Preliminary electronic data placed the missing juvenile in rural parts of Fort Chaffee which led to a large multi-agency search. During the course of the investigation, Mrs. Claggett obtained updated electronic data that placed the juvenile near Martin Luther King Park. This new information led to the swift recovery of the missing female who was found unharmed.
Outstanding job Ashley!! Thank you for your continued service to the Citizens of Fort Smith!!
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