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Starting Hourly Wage: $16.86

Applications must be submitted online through the City of Fort Smith's Application page located HERE.  All applications will receive a complete review and  potential candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview.  An intensive background investigation will be completed on those applicants that are selected to move forward in the process.  Those applicants selected for hire will complete a medical physical with drug screen and polygraph.  For further information, contact the Recruiting Coordinator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salary and Benefits

The Fort Smith Police Department offers an exceptional entry-level salary and benefits package.  As an employee's career progresses, step raises and opportunities for advancement come into play.  Please take a moment to review the benefits outline below.  Again, if you have any questions, please contact the FSPD Recruiting Coordinator.

Additional Benefits

  • 10 Days Paid Vacation after the first year
  • 96 Hours Sick Leave per year up to 960 hours
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Longevity pay
  • Necessary Equipment Furnished
  • Tuition Assistance for Continuing Education
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Package
  • Employee's Federal Credit Union
  • City-provided Retirement Income Plan

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Note: All City of Fort Smith positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees, and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive. Must show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors at all times.

  • Maintaining an inventory of uniforms and equipment for the police department.

  • Dealing with vendors and salespersons.

  • Obtaining quotes, submitting purchase requests, and making purchases of needed inventory and other items.

  • Check in all equipment or packages shipped to the department for inventory purposes.

  • Maintain inventory records of departmental assets.

  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required.

  • Assist Fleet Coordinator with the transportation of vehicles to various repair shops, when needed.

  • In addition to all of the regular Quartermaster duties, the Quartermaster must be cross-trained in order to perform all of the duties of the Fleet Coordinator, which need to be done during the absence of the Fleet Coordinator. This would occur on the Fleet Coordinator’s days off, sick time, and vacation.

  • As a part of the cross-training, the Quartermaster must be completely familiar with the operation of all software which is used by the Fleet Coordinator.

  • In the event that the Fleet Coordinator should permanently vacate their position as Fleet Coordinator, it will be the responsibility of the Quartermaster to train a new Fleet Coordinator.

  • Other assignments or duties as needed. 


Because the Quartermaster makes many decisions regarding police equipment, prior experience as a law enforcement officer would be helpful in this position, but not required.