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Assistant Chief Eric S. Higgins

Chief Eric Higgins

Eric S. Higgins is a 29-year veteran of the Little Rock Police Department.  He currently holds the rank of Assistant Chief of Police assigned to the Executive Bureau. His law enforcement career began in 1984 as a Police Cadet.  He became a Police Officer in 1986 and has been promoted through the ranks to that of Assistant Chief in 2004.  He has served as Captain of the Detective Division, Northwest Patrol Division, Records and Support Division and as a Lieutenant with the Public Information Office, Northwest Patrol Division and Downtown Patrol Division.  As a Sergeant, he served on the Zero Tolerance Task Force with the Southwest Patrol Division.


Assistant Chief Higgins earned a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies: Government and Business and a M.A in Human Services: Executive Leadership and Counseling from Liberty University.  He attended the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, the Law Enforcement Management Center, the Institute of Police Technology and Management, Jacksonville, Florida, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, Plano, Texas and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is a member of the Little Rock School District’s Community Truancy Board and president of the Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS) Executive Board.  He is a member of the Arkansas’ Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee and Pulaski County’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Alumni Association, Leadership Greater Little Rock Alumni Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  Additionally, he serves on the Governing Board of Lisa Academy Public Charter School.

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