2022 Annual Report - Hot Springs Police Department 

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I am pleased to present the Hot Springs Police Department’s 2022 Annual Report. As Hot Springs’ Police Chief, I feel it is my obligation to provide our community with transparent information regarding your police services. The goal of this report is to make available to the public, with easy access, information about our department, including last year’s statistics, organizational changes, demographics, accomplishments, new programs, and much more. Our agency has been committed to community policing for several decades. I believe this year’s annual report reflects how our organizational culture and goals continue to be guided by that core philosophy. 

In 2022, many efforts were made toward even greater transparency and community engagement to move us into the future. It is our commitment to the citizens of the Hot Springs community to provide transparency in all that we do. I feel that this report is another way for our department to provide relevant and up-to-date information to the citizens that we serve. I hope that you find this report useful and enlightening.

All the success that is seen in this report and what has been achieved over the last thirty-six months is a direct reflection upon the dedication, hard work and commitment that the men and women of this department provide to the City of Hot Springs. I am thankful for the departments' and communities' buy-in and the support that City leadership provided to help us achieve these accomplishments.

View the 2022 HSPD Annual Report or at https://anyflip.com/bgqj/njpy/.

Chief Chris Chapmond

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Hot Springs Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by ensuring the safety and wellness of all citizens, visitors, and employees. We will conduct ourselves with honesty, integrity, and fairness while holding our staff to the highest professional standards within the law enforcement community.


The Hot Springs Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency that provides professional services to the citizens of Hot Springs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The agency’s law enforcement services include patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal and narcotics investigations, community policing, nuisance abatement, animal services, special event oversight, crime prevention and detection, and tactical operations capabilities.

The current staff of the department is comprised of 108 sworn officers, three community service assistants, 10 animal service officers, 14 dispatchers, 12 civilian staff, 17 volunteers, and a police chaplain.

All 165 members of the Hot Springs Police Department strive to provide professional, fair, and ethical service to the citizens and visitors of our city.

The Hot Springs Police Department enjoys a great partnership with all facets of our community including our citizens, school districts, businesses and visitors. We are proud of the strong support that we receive from our City Manager, Mayor, and Board of Directors, as well as our fellow city employees.

Commitment Statement

As members of the Hot Springs Police Badge Shield resizeDepartment, we are committed to:

A. Protecting the constitutional rights of all people

B. Providing professional service to all citizens and visitors

C. Using current technology, modern tactics, and law enforcement best-practices to determine our operational methodology

D. Transparency and accountability to all

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.

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The Hot Springs Police Department is the first fully accredited law enforcement agency in the state of Arkansas having achieved this distinction on October 22, 2015.

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