Public Awareness - Sex Offender

Registered Offenders
This website provides information on sex offenders registered with Fort Smith Police Department. The information is for offenders who live, work, or attend school within the city limits of Fort Smith, Arkansas. The information provided by The Fort Smith Police Department is of those who were convicted of a crime requiring them to registry as a sex offender under Arkansas law. Juvenile sex offender information will not be posted unless the juvenile has been adjudicated as an adult or the juvenile offender poses a threat to the community.


Types of Searches
To search for a sex offender registered with the Fort Smith Police Department click here.

To search for a sex offender registered in the State of Arkansas click here.

To search for a sex offender registered in another state click here.


Information
To obtain additional information about sex offenders and sex offender laws click here.


Registry for Alerts
Click here to register for an alert for when a sex offender moves within user defined radius.


Disclaimer
The Fort Smith Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Section 13 of Act 989 of 1997, the Sex and Child Offender Registration and the Community Notification Guidelines promulgated the Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence, which authorize law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offenderís release when the release of such information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individuals who appear on this website have been convicted of an offense that requires registration with the Arkansas Crime Information Center. Further, his/her previous criminal history places him/her in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

These offenders have advised the Fort Smith Police Department that he/she will be living in the location listed on the website. He/she is not wanted by the Police at this time, unless noted on the website. This Website is not intended to increase to fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. The Fort Smith Police Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender lives. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until passage of the Sex and Child Offender Registration act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is not able to share that information with you. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Further, such abuse could potentially end law enforcementís ability to do community notification. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender, since the sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.


Inquires or to Report Offenders
Contact Detective Michael McCoy at mmccoy@fortsmithpd.org or (479) 709-5127 to answer questions or provide information about sex offenders violating the law.