Captain Scott Miller is the Patrol Division Commander. He is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 17 years of service to the City of Siloam Springs. He began his law enforcement career in Grove, Oklahoma in 1999, where he served as a dispatcher/ jailer for Grove Police Department. Since his tenure with the department, Scott rose through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant and served in many different assignments to include, Patrol Officer, Crime Suppression Unit, Narcotics, Field Training, Training Officer and S.W.A.T. Scott held various positions of leadership including Field Training Coordinator, Narcotics Unit Supervisor, Patrol Supervisor, Criminal Investigations Division Supervisor, and Operations Deputy Division Commander. Scott is certified as a Field Training Officer, Narcotics Officer, and Police Professional Instructor. Scott has been recognized for his outstanding work performance by the Morgan Nick Foundation, American Police Hall of Fame, and the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office.
Education: Attended Northeastern A&M Collage (NEO) and the University of Phoenix for Criminal Justice and is currently working towards his bachelor degree. Graduate of the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute Narcotics Officer Certificate Program Session VII. Graduate of School of Law Enforcement Supervision Session XLIV. Graduate of the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Trilogy.
Memberships: Arkansas Narcotics Officers Association; Arkansas Tactical Officers Association; Siloam Springs Regional Fraternal Order of Police.
Captain Derek Spicer joined the Siloam Springs Police Department as a Dispatcher in 1999, before being hired as a Police Officer in 2000. Captain Spicer has served the department in numerous capacities while rising though the ranks including, Field Training Officer, Crime Suppression Unit member and SWAT team member. Captain Spicer was promoted to Corporal in 2002 and served as an assistant shift supervisor, before being promoted to Sergeant in 2007. Captain Spicer served as a shift Sergeant until his transfer to the Criminal Investigations Division in 2009. Captain Spicer served as a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division until 2015 when he transferred to the Training and Intelligence section. Captain Spicer oversaw departmental training and served in numerous intelligence and community outreach capacities until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2016. Captain Spicer transferred back to the Criminal Investigations Division and oversaw its daily operations. Captain Spicer was promoted to Captain in 2018 and currently serves as the Commander of the Community Response Division, which encompasses the Criminal Investigations Division, Directed Patrol, School Resource and the Evidence and Intelligence Division. Captain Spicer has received numerous commendations throughout his career with the department that include, Meritorious Service, Humanitarian and Life Saving.
Education: Captain Spicer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from John Brown University and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, the University of Arkansas Crime Scene Technician Program Session XII, and the University of Arkansas School of Law Enforcement Supervision Session XLII.
When Captain Spicer is not at work he dedicates his time to his beloved wife and two amazing sons. Captain Spicer is an active member of the Sager Creek Community Church and enjoys fishing, camping and spending quality time with friends.
Captain Bryan Austin, is captain of Support. He started with the Siloam Springs Police Department in 1999 as a dispatcher prior to transitioning to Police Officer. Captain Austin has served as a Corporal, Sergeant and Lieutenant, and performed roles in the department's counter narcotics unit and tactical response unit. Northwest Arkansas is home for he and his family since 1996. Hobbies include: all outdoor recreation with an emphasis on spending time with the family.
Bethany Rains is the Communications Manager over the Communications Division. She began her career as a Police/Fire/EMS dispatcher in June of 2012 and later advanced to the role of Lead Dispatcher. In January of 2018, she was promoted as the Communications Manager and joined the leadership cadre as a Command Staff member. She holds numerous certifications through the Association of Public-Safety Communications, and has recently completed the Supervisor Leadership Institute course through FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.