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The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department is the law enforcement agency with primary jurisdiction on all university owned, controlled, or leased properties. All University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Officers are trained law enforcement professionals and certified by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
 
All police officers are armed and have full powers of arrest. Each officer is required to meet the same physical and educational standards as any other police officer in the state of Arkansas. These standards are set forth by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. All full-time officers must attend an Arkansas approved police academy within one year of their hire date. The academy consists of 12 weeks where students are taught over 480 hours of law enforcement curriculum. Topics of instruction include ethics, search and seizure, arrest and physical defense tactics, criminal investigation, and emergency vehicle operations.
 
The officers of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department are tasked with the prevention and investigation of any and all criminal activities that occur on the campus of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
 
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department is currently staffed with 8 certified police officers giving 24 hour a day coverage 365 days a year. Though they may not always be in the office, an officer is always on duty.
 
All of the officers of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department are dedicated to a high level of excellence in the service of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. If you have any questions, suggestions, commendations, or complaints concerning an officer of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department, please e-mail them to upd@uafortsmith.edu. In your e-mail, please include the nature of the encounter, when and where it occurred, and any contact information you can provide. All complaints against any University of Arkansas - Fort Smith employee are taken extremely seriously and will be dealt with in the appropriate manner.
 
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith Police Department is located in the 51st Annex at 425 North 51st Street. Feel free to come by. Contact us by phone by dialing 7140 from any on-campus phone. If your off campus, dial 788-7140 to reach us.