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.