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Lt. Eric Woodward

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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. Chad Pruett

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Sergeant Chad Pruett was born in West Memphis, Arkansas, but has spent almost his entire life as a resident of Faulkner County. He is graduated with honors at Vilonia High School where he dedicated most of his time to agriculture. 

In 2000, Sergeant Pruett received his Master Welder Degree from Tulsa Welding School. Sergeant Pruett spent nine years in the auto manufacturing industry at the Conway bus plant and five years in trucking during the Arkansas oil and gas boom.

He says he found his purpose in law enforcement in 2013 at the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office. "Working as a jailer humbled me. I wanted to be a Deputy, but starting at the bottom and getting that perspective definitely helped me grow as an officer." Sergeant Pruett joined the Faulkner County Special Response Team (SRT) in 2015 and is currently assigned as the Assistant Team Commander.

During his time off, he enjoys sharing his love for deer hunting, video games, and motorcycles with his loving wife and two sons, and helping his parents with their cattle farm.


Criminal Investigation Division

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

Criminal Investigations
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is responsible for evaluating and processing the disposition of evidence that is recovered from crime scenes. Once a uniformed deputy completes an incident report, it is reviewed by CID command staff. If it is determined to be a felony case, it is assigned to an investigator. Interviews are conducted with the victims, suspects, and witnesses. This division is also responsible for preparing affidavits for arrest warrants and search warrants, as well as many other duties.

CID receives over 1,000 felony cases a year resulting in numerous convictions.

CID is staffed by Lieutenant Eric Woodward; Sergeant Chad Pruett; Investigators Nathan Kelley, David Ross, Shane Lee, Cullen Nicodemus, Timothy Johnson, Brittany Harmon, and Steve Sumner; Evidence Officer/Sex Offender Coordinator Chelsea McDaniel; and Andrea Heath serves as the receptionist. 

Combating the manufacture and distribution of narcotics is 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.

The Narcotics section is staffed with two (2) full-time investigators, one (1) part-time investigator, and one (1) overdose investigator. Together, they work alongside the 20th Judicial District Investigators, but all the investigators are trained in narcotics.

If you have any information about a crime, you can contact the Sheriff's Office at 501-450-4914 or

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