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.
As members of the Hot Springs Police Department, 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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