Criminal Investigations Bureau

The Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau is made up of detectives serving in our Violent Crimes Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Special Investigations Division (SID), Nuisance Abatement, and the Drug Task Force, along with civilian personnel serving in the roles of Crime Analysis and Crime Scene Technician.

The Violent Crimes Unit investigates homicides, rapes, assaults, robberies, child abuse, and domestic battery. The Property Crimes Unit investigates burglaries, thefts, forgeries, and fraud. The Special Investigations Division works on narcotics trafficking cases and prostitution, along with assisting other units with investigations when needed.

The Drug Task Force is comprised of officers from the Hot Springs Police Department, Garland County Sheriff’s Department, and the Arkansas State Police. This unit is coordinated through the Garland County Prosecutor’s Office (18th Judicial District East). The Drug Task Force works narcotics cases throughout Garland County.