The Professional Standards Section is commanded by a Lieutenant who reports to the Assistant Chief of Police – Executive Bureau. The Professional Standards Section is comprised of the Internal Affairs Unit, the Accreditation/Policy Unit, and the Staff Inspections/Internal Audit Unit.
The Internal Affairs Unit investigates police involved shootings, records/registers and controls investigations of complaints against employees, and maintains the confidentiality of Internal Affairs investigations and records.
The Accreditation/Policy Unit is responsible for the management and distribution of Departmental directives and coordinates and assists in announced and unannounced inspections of all Departmental components to ensure compliance with all standards mandated by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).
The Staff Inspections/Internal Audit Unit conducts comprehensive review and analysis of Departmental operations, procedures, personnel, and facilities.
The Major Crimes Division is under the direction of a Captain who reports to the Assistant Chief of Police Investigative / Support Bureau. The division consists of five investigative units: Homicide – responsible for investigating all Homicides, Officer Involved Shootings, Suicides, and Natural Deaths; Robbery – Business and Individual; Violent Crimes – including, but not limited to, Rape, Adult Sexual Offenses, Kidnapping, Battery 1st and 2nd Degree (Domestic and Non-Domestic), Aggravated Assaults, Terroristic Threatening, and Missing Persons cases; Juvenile – all Crimes Against Children (Sexual and Physical Abuse), and maintaining and monitoring the Sex Offender Registry; and Financial Crimes – all cases involving banking institutions, internet transactions, and counterfeit and fraudulent documents. The Major Crimes Division, also, has a Victim Services Unit that is responsible for providing information and referral services to victims of violent crimes. Also included within this division is the Crime Scene Search Unit, which provides crime scene search and photographic services, as well as latent print examination, to all of the Department’s divisions.
Internal Affairs Divisions
The Internal Affairs Divisions investigates police involved shootings, records registers, and controls the investigation of complaints against employees and maintains the confidentiality of Internal Affairs investigations and records
Office of Emergency Services /Communications Center
The Office of Emergency Services is under the command of a Manager who reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Police Administrative Bureau. The Office of Emergency Services is responsible for providing the citizens of Little Rock with a Public Safety Answering Point for 9-1-1 communications, dispatching field support and informational services for all public safety agencies in the city, providing management in areas of planning, mitigation, response and recover, communications and multi-agency coordination of natural and man-made disasters within the City of Little Rock, maintaining all City-owned radio communications equipment at a high level of operability and providing administrative and management direction for the Office of Emergency Services.
Field Services Division
The Downtown, Northwest and Southwest Division are each under the direction of a Captain, each of who reports to the Assistant Chief of Police Field Services Bureau. The Field Services Divisions are responsible for the deployment of forces consistent with the needs of the City in order to maintain public order, provide preventive patrol, respond to calls for service and conduct follow-up investigations of property crimes. The Captain is responsible for the coordination of police activities between the various geographic areas of the City and sharing any learned information with other Divisions of the Department.
The Headquarters Division is comprised of the Airport Unit and Records Section. The division also handles the Extended Leave Unit, Property Room, Data Entry, customer service, telephone report unit, work release, management research, crime analysis, information services, automotive/equipment coordinator, and the desk/court officers, under the direction of a captain who reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Police Support Services Bureau.
The Special Operations Division is comprised of School Resource Officers, Canine Officers, Motorcycle, Aviation and Hit and Run Investgiators.
Special Investigations Division
The Special Investigations Division is comprised of the Narcotics, Street Narcotics, Special Narcotics, Vice and Intelligence Units under the direction of a Captain who reports to the Assistant Chief of Police Investigations Bureau.
Training Division is under the direction of a Captain, who reports to the Assistant Chief of Police Support Services Bureau. The Training Unit is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive program of professional and technical training for members of the Department by conducting classes and promoting training opportunities outside the Department. Recruit applicants for officer and assist the City of Little Rock Human Resources Department with applicant interviews and testing and performing background investigations of police applicants. They conduct a comprehensive basic training program for police recruits. Ensuring departmental compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. They maintain a firearms training and qualifications program, weapons inspection, issuance of ammunition and maintenance of all Departmental shooting range equipment.