• Mission

    Our mission at the Fort Smith Public Schools Police Department is to safeguard the well-being of students and staff, fostering a secure and nurturing educational environment. We emphasize community policing, building trust within the school community, and collaborating effectively with various law enforcement agencies. Our commitment extends beyond safety to support the holistic development of students, ensuring a balanced focus on their social, emotional, and educational growth.

    Core Values

    At the FSPS Police Department, our core values reflect our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students and staff. 

    Our officers operate with the following core values:

    • Honor
    • Integrity
    • Protecting our student body, staff, and the public at all costs

    These values guide our actions and decisions every day to:

    • Put Student's Needs First: We prioritize the unique needs of each student, ensuring that their safety and well-being are at the forefront of all our efforts. Our approach is tailored to create a secure environment conducive to learning and growth.
    • Ensuring Relationships Matter: We believe in the power of strong, positive relationships. By fostering connections with students, staff, and the community, we create a supportive network that enhances the educational experience.
    • Expect Accountability: Accountability is key in our operations. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, ensuring that our actions align with our mission and values.
    • Operate with Transparency: Transparency in our actions and communications builds trust. We are committed to open, honest interactions with the school community, ensuring clarity and understanding in all we do.
    • Help FSPS Fulfill its “Believe. Belong. Become.” motto: This FSPS motto encapsulates our vision for every member of the FSPS community. We believe in the potential of every student and staff member, foster a sense of belonging, and support their journey to become the best version of themselves.


Two Fort Smith Public School Police Officers with two safety patrol students
Safety Patrol Picnic
officer with small child
National Night Out Event