The mission of the Investigations Division of the Pulaski County Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is to provide professional investigative services to the citizens of Pulaski County.
The Investigations Division located at 2900 S. Woodrow in Little Rock Arkansas (501-340-6940) is commanded by a Captain and Lieutenant and is divided into three squads, North Side Investigations, South Side Investigations and the Narcotics Unit, which are each managed by a Sergeant.
The Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of crimes against property such as, but not limited to:
- Residential burglary
- Commercial burglary
- Auto theft
- Computer crime and theft
Each of these squads has a Major Crimes Investigator who is a certified crime scene technician and specializes in the gathering and interpretation of evidence. The Major Crimes Investigator is responsible for the investigations of crimes against a person, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Suspicious death
- Child abuse
- Child exploitation
- Family violence
- Sex crimes
The Investigations Division also has an investigator assigned to the Financial Crimes taskforce of United States Attorney’s Office. This task force is comprised of multiple police agencies working together to investigate suspicious activity reports received from banking institutions and other sources. The task force works under the direction of United States Attorney Christopher Thyer in Little Rock and the Resident Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Office of the Internal Revenue Service.
The Investigations Division is also tasked with reviewing major cold cases in an effort to bring justice to the victims and families of crimes that have yet to be solved. Sometimes these crimes go unsolved due to the lack of a sufficient evidence and or information that could lead to the successful prosecution of a suspect. An Investigative Division Sergeant is assisted by various reserve deputies review these cases periodically in an effort to ascertain if any further action on the case is warranted.
A new addition to the Investigations Division came in 2010 as a result of the Pulaski County sheriff’s office teaming up with other state and local law enforcement agencies to form an “Internet Crimes Against Children” taskforce. This unit is comprised of one Investigation Sergeant and three investigators. These investigators identify, track, and arrest individuals involved with child pornography, video voyeurism of children, and “internet chatting”, i.e. attempting to lure children into meeting with them for illicit reasons.
The primary mission of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit is to collect intelligence information of criminal conduct related to narcotics trafficking in Pulaski County. These investigations include all levels of narcotics trafficking; drug interdiction programs undercover narcotics purchases.
The Narcotics Unit works joint drug investigations with other City, County, State and Federal agencies. The Narcotics Unit is also responsible for the investigations of vice related crime (i.e. prostitution, gambling and alcohol related offenses).
In addition to their enforcement duties, members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit conduct drug education and prevention classes for Churches, Schools and other Civic Groups upon request.
The Narcotics Unit at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has one Task Force Officer assigned to Federal Drug Enforcement Administration located in Little Rock. This deputy is assigned to work with federal agents conducting dangerous drug investigations throughout the United States.
During 2010, the Narcotics Unit arrested 287 individuals on 730 narcotics related offenses. The Unit seized 57 methamphetamine laboratories and approximately $56, 638, 460 worth of dangerous drugs.