The Hot Springs Police Department's Housing Authority Officer Program is designed to enable the community to develop a closer relationship with an officer that they can trust, rely upon and get to know on more than just a professional level. In some cases the only experience people have with a police officer proves to be a negative one, either in their own lives or in the lives of someone they know, but by having a dedicated officer work in a particular community day in and day out residents and officers both become accustomed to one another's presence and tend to find one another much more approachable. The citizen/police officer relationship becomes a much more positive, relaxed atmosphere that makes it easier for residents to see that the police department is genuinely interested in helping them to live and raise their children in a safe, peaceful and productive environment.
Officer Sam Spencer is the officer assigned to the Hot Springs Housing Authority. He works closely with the Housing Authority administration by enforcing local and state laws as well as Housing Authority policies when necessary. Officer Spencer patrols sites A and B by patrol unit, bicycle and on foot. He can be contacted at the Site (A) Office by calling (501) 609-0820. Anytime you see "Officer Sam" out and about protecting the neighborhood feel free to stop and have a friendly chat with him or simply give him a wave. He'll be glad that you took the time to say hello.