School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is one of the largest in the state. Establishing a partnership between the school district and utilizing federal COPS grant funding, 18 SRO's patrol the campuses of Springdale's public schools. In addition to patrolling school campuses, investigating criminal activity, teaching classes and building relationships with students, parents and faculty, the SRO's are active in our community in a number of community events,
The School Resource Officers teach blocks of instruction in health and law subjects. They also assist school personnel in situations that benefit from a law enforcement intervention.
The Springdale High School Law and Public Safety Academy program, which is three year course of study, is offered to interested students. An application process is utilized to enter the program. Normally 60-65 students are enrolled in the program.
In the summer School Resource Officers work with local students in the Youth Academy. This program is 2 weeks in length and two sessions are held over the summer break. The Youth Academy is designed to help students who are court ordered, placed by parents, and self interested in developing into productive members of our community. This program usually has approximately 40 participants per session.
The Training Division schedules, coordinates, or instructs training classes throughout the year to help our personnel acquire education that will enhance their ability to serve our community.
In addition to training Springdale police officers, our Certified Police Instructors also assist with instruction at the Northwest Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.
911 Communications Center
The 911 Communications Center is a 24-hour operation providing emergency and non-emergency call taking and dispatching for police, fire, and emergency medical services in a two county area including several rural fire departments.
Primary Answering Point
The 911 Communications Center is also the Primary Answering Point (PSAP) for Springdale 911 calls, which includes transferring emergency calls to the appropriate agencies as needed. The Communications Center strives to handle every call in a professional, courteous, and timely manner.
The 911 Communications Center of the Springdale Police Department recently was upgraded to better serve our community.