Lt. Eric Woodward
Lt. Woodward was raised in Lynn, AR, and he has lived in Faulkner County for most of his adult life. After studying at ASU in Jonesboro, Lt. Woodward started at the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office in 2008 as a Detention Officer. He moved to the patrol division shortly after, and he was awarded FCSO Deputy of the Year in 2013. In 2014, he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division as an Investigator. He currently has over 1,200 hours of law enforcement training including SWAT Operator, Crime Scene Technician, Internet Crimes, Crimes Against Children, and Supervision. During his free time, he likes to travel, mountain bike, and spend time with his wife and family.
Sgt. Bryan Adkinson
Sgt. Adkinson is originally from Pensacola, Florida, and he moved to Faulkner County as a child. He has spent most of his adult life in Faulkner County. Sgt. Adkinson was in the United States Marine Corps for nine years where he served as aircrew on the CH-53E Assault Helicopters. During his career in the Marine Corps, he completed multiple deployments to Iraq and various regions around the world. He began his law enforcement career in 2012 with the Jacksonville Police Department. Sgt. Adkinson started his career in Faulkner County in 2014 as a Reserve Deputy and has worked his way up through the ranks as patrol deputy, patrol supervisor, and criminal investigator. He holds a Bachelor's degree in social and criminal justice, a Master's degree in criminal investigations, and has over 1,200 hours of law enforcement training. He has served on the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team (SRT) since 2017, and he currently serves as the Tactical Team Leader and Sniper. He is also a certified instructor. In his free time, Sgt. Adkinson enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his wife and family.
Criminal Investigation Division
There are three sections that make up the Criminal Investigation Division.
The Criminal Investigation Section is staffed by Lieutenant Eric Woodward, Sergeant Bryan Adkinson, Investigator Andrew Dixon, Investigator Kevin Neal, Investigator Chad Pruett, Investigator Nathan Kelley, Investigator David Ross, and Chelsea McDaniel, Sex Offender Coordinator and Evidence Custodian. Debbie Ashley is the Administrative Assistant for the Criminal Investigation Unit.
Once a uniformed deputy completes a report, it is reviewed by CID Command Staff. Once it is determined to be a felony case, it is assigned to an investigator.
The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for evaluating and processing the disposition of evidence that is recovered from crime scenes. They conduct interviews with the victims, suspects, and witnesses. They are also responsible for preparing affidavits for arrest warrants and search warrants as well as many other duties.
The Investigation section has been assigned over 1,000 felony cases resulting in numerous convictions.
The Narcotics Section is staffed by a FCSO Investigator and two full time 20th Judicial District Investigators, but all the Investigators are trained in Narcotics.
Combating the manufacture and distribution of narcotics is also a top priority of the Criminal Investigation Division. The Sheriff’s Office relies on its own resources and the Narcotics Section to deal with the ever present problem of narcotics and other illicit drugs in Faulkner County.
In 2018, the Faulkner County Narcotics Section seized various types of illegal narcotics and other drugs with an estimated value of $2,471,820.00.
There are two prescription drug drop off box locations. One box is located in the lobby at 801 Locust St. The second box is located in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Building at 510 South German. These drop off boxes may be use to drop off any unwanted PRESCRIPTION drugs at anytime.
The Information Technology section is staffed with one full-time position who is responsible for supporting and maintaining the Sheriff's Office computer network. Currently, the IT Section supports approximately 200 users, 20 Servers and 250 computers and devices. The IT Section is also responsible for providing services to the entire Sheriff's Office such as corporate email, internal websites, document/records management, mobile data terminals for patrol deputies, and many other task and needs as they arise.
Due to the demand for technology, the Sheriff's Office network has grown from one server and approximately 20 users in 2007 to the current 20 servers, 250+ devices, and 200+ users. The IT section works hard to continuously introduce new technologies to the Sheriff's Office to assist in making jobs more proficient.
If you have any information about a crime, you can contact the Sheriff's Office at 501-450-4914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.