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graphic-COVID-updateBased on the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the Hot Springs Police Department will be closing the lobby to the public. We urge the public to call 911, in case of an emergency, or 501-321-6789. If you have to come to the police department, contact with citizens will be made via the intercom located in the entry way.

Welcome to the Hot Springs Police Department, the first fully accredited law enforcement agency in the state of Arkansas.

On behalf of the 135-member Hot Springs Police Department, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our Web page. As your Police Chief, I am proud to stand alongside the dedicated and professional men and women of our department. Their commitment and dedication to protecting and serving the citizens of Hot Springs and its visitors is truly remarkable.

Bureaus & Divisions

Our department is a full-service agency with two distinct bureaus providing services in a wide variety of divisions and specialties: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, K9, SWAT, Community Services and 911 Communications just to name a few. Hot Springs enjoys a great partnership with all facets of our community including our citizens, school districts, businesses and visitors. Additionally, we are proud of the strong support that we receive from our Mayor and City Board of Directors as well as our fellow city employees.

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Values & Philosophies

We are a team-oriented department that values a community‐oriented and problem‐oriented policing philosophy. We believe in forming strong partnerships with the community in order to prevent crime and to solve crime that may occur. 

These values, philosophies and partnerships are manifested by programs such as National Night Out, Neighborhood Watch, Citizens’ Police Academy and Nuisance Abatement Program. Finally, we are an accreditation focused agency, continually raising the bar on our performance and on our level of service in determined pursuit of that honored distinction.

Bookmark us and visit often for the latest news, announcements and information concerning your police department in our city. We invite you to try the new interactive web features that we've designed for you and to let us know what we can do to improve our level of service both online and in the community.

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