A Message from the Chief of Police
Welcome to the Siloam Springs Police Department website. We hope you take the time to look through the information provided on this site. The Siloam Springs Police Department is staffed with 36 sworn Officers and 18 civilian administrative personnel. Our employees are dedicated to providing the highest quality of police services to the citizens and community of Siloam Springs. Please use the links located to the left of this page to navigate through our department.
James D. Wilmeth , Chief of Police
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Please review responses to some of our most often asked questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
The mission of the Siloam Springs Police Department is to attain the highest quality of life and security for all who live, work, learn and visit in the City of Siloam Springs. We strive to consistently seek and affirmatively promote, preserve and deliver security, safety and quality police services to citizens of our community. We do this by working with the community, promoting safety and reducing crime..
To achieve this mission the Siloam Springs Police Department is committed to these specific Values:
- We value our employees and have confidence in their training and abilities.
- We value the Law and are committed to the protection of individual human rights.
- We value public service and are committed to continuous service improvement.
- We value community opinion and response as a means of identifying and addressing public safety and quality of life issues.
- We value courtesy, compassion and respect.
- We value justice, the use of authority to uphold what is right, just and lawful.
- We value equity, by the fair, impartial and equitable treatment of all people.
- We value integrity through the faithful performance of our duties.
- We value accountability by demonstrating responsibility in all activities.
- We value service by exceeding our citizens’ expectations.
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for investigating felony and serious misdemeanor crimes which occur within our city limits. Investigations include property crime, crimes against persons and crimes by or against juveniles. Our detectives receive specialized training in criminal investigation, crime scene processing, crisis negotiation, child abuse, sex crimes and missing and abducted children. Siloam Springs Police Department is an active member in the Benton County Missing and Abducted Child Response Team (CART).
Sex Offender Registration Management
CID is also responsible for tracking and managing sex offender registration for all sex offenders residing within the city limits as required by State law. As part of our proactive management strategy, in addition to conducting offender registration, our detectives conduct residency verification and unannounced compliance checks. If you have any concerns about an offender living in your area, please contact CID. Additional information on sex offender registration requirements for the State of Arkansas can be found at http://acic.org/citizens/Pages/sexOffenderInfo.aspx
Evidence and Property
Evidence and Property, a Division of CID is charged with receiving, processing, storing and accounting for all evidence that could be presented in Court. Evidence and Property also prepares evidence for transfer to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock, for testing in areas such as Drug Analysis, Firearms Testing, Forensic Biology, Latent Prints, Toxicology and DNA testing. We also collect found property from within the city that has been turned in and hold for a 90 day period for residents to make a claim.
Evidence is normally processed into six different categories:
- Found Property
For questions concerning Evidence and Property, contact:
Siloam Springs Police Department
Uniform Patrol Division
The dedicated officers of Uniform Patrol Division (UPD) respond to all emergency and non-emergency calls for service within our community as well as investigation of certain misdemeanor and felony offenses. The Uniform Patrol Division is supervised by Lieutenant (Patrol Commander) and each shift is supervised by a Sergeant.
School Resource Officers (SRO's)
Siloam Springs Police Department is proud of the partnership we have with our school district. To demonstrate our commitment, the department provides five full time officers assigned as SRO’s. Our SRO’s provide services to the Siloam Springs High School, Middle School, Intermediate School and Elementary Schools. The goal of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program is to protect students, faculty, and staff on school property and reduce the incidences of juvenile crime and delinquency. Our SRO’s bring a variety of police services directly to the school including classroom presentations, mentoring, and personal contacts to approximately 2500 students on a daily basis.
Are you Prepared for Storm Season?
It is important for you and your family to have a plan in place in the event of a significant weather event. To gather information, please view or print the Emergency Preparedness brochure below:
Emergency Preparedness Brochure
You may view a map of the City's tornado siren locations here:
tornado siren map
James D. Wilmeth
410 N. Broadway Street
P.O. Box 80
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
100 US Highway 412 West
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Public Safety Director
Dial 911 for all emergencies