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Criminal Investigation Division  501-450-4917

The Criminal Investigation Division is currently lead by Lieutenant Matt Birdsong. He leads a staff of ten Investigators and one Civilian Employee. 

There are three sections that make up the Criminal Investigation Division.  

Criminal Investigations Section:

The Criminal Investigation Section is staffed by Sergeant Kent Hill, Investigator Eric Woodward, Investigator Andrew Dixon, Investigator John Fowlkes, Investigator Caleb Reed, Investigator Kevin Neal, Investigator James Freeman, Investigator Chad Pruett, Investigator Jason McNeil, Investigator Bryan Adkinson, and Chelsea McDaniels, 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 then reviewed by Sergeant Hill.  Once it is determined to be a felony case it will be assigned to an investigator.

 The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for evaluating, processing and the disposition of evidence that is recovered from crime scenes. They conduct interviews of 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.

Narcotics Section:

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.

Information Technology Section: 

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 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


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