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Hrvatin named new Hot Springs police chief

by From Staff Reports | March 30, 2023 at 10:16 a.m.
Interim Hot Springs Police Chief William "Billy" Hrvatin speaks at the Unity Coalition of Garland County’s weekly meeting at Lakepointe City Church in June 2020. - File photo by The Sentinel-Record

William "Billy" Hrvatin has been hired as the new Hot Springs police chief, the city announced in a news release Thursday morning.

City Manager Bill Burrough made the hiring announcement late Wednesday, the release said.

"Burrough said that the promotion of Hrvatin, who has served as interim chief of police since Jan. 21, 2023, following former Chief of Police Chris Chapmond's appointment to director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, is effective immediately. Hrvatin also served as interim chief of police prior to Chapmond start date on July 1, 2020, and was selected to serve as assistant chief of police by Chapmond," the release said.

"I am confident in his abilities to lead our Police Department and look forward to working with him as we continue to move the Hot Springs Police Department forward," Burrough said.

Hrvatin has more than 25 years of experience at the HSPD. "Through his experience with the department, there are not many positions that he has not held, including 17 years on the SWAT team, with six being the tactical commander," the release said.

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