City Departments

The City of Little Rock has sixteen (16) City Departments, and approximately 2,500 employees who work hard to maintain and improve the quality of life for our 202,000 citizens. To accomplish this task, the employee work group focuses on the Little Rock City Board of Directors four (4) main areas of focus: Public Safety; Infrastructure; Economic Development; and Quality of Life.

Three of the City’s Departments are nationally accredited:

  1. Little Rock Police Department: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
  2. Little Rock Zoo: The American Zoo Aquarium Association
  3. Little Rock Fire Department:  Commission on Fire Accreditation International
City Attorney’s Office
Performs all legal services for the City, including prosecution, defense, and the preparation of other legal documents.
Community Programs
Addresses crime prevention issues and provide the community with array of social and human services needed in the community.
District Courts
Provides adjudication of criminal offenses; handles code violations; and has jurisdiction over traffic offenses.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ensures the City of Little Rock is an equitable place to live authentically, work, and play.
911 Communications
The Department of Emergency Communications is responsible for dispatching both emergency and non-emergency telephone calls.
Manages and maintains the City's financial, accounting, and budgetary functions in compliance with State and Federal laws.
Fire Department
The Little Rock Fire Department is comprised of 22 Fire Stations covering 122.31 sq-mi., protecting over 197,000 citizens.
Fleet Services
Keeps the city rolling by providing quality vehicles, equipment, vehicle storage, fuel, and other support services.
Housing & Neighborhood
Encourages affordable development while protecting citizens through code enforcement and animal services.
Human Resources
Serves as a partner with all city departments in the development of talent that delivers quality service to residents.
Information Technology
Provides data and network infrastructure that enables City Departments to deliver services to citizens of Little Rock.
Parks & Recreation
Provides quality leisure services, promotes the natural environment and the overall health of the community it serves.
Planning & Development
Encourages growth and development through planning, land use controls, preservation, permitting and enforcement.
Police Department
Provides a law enforcement system that utilizes civic and community resources to protect life and preserve law and order.
Public Works
Maintains infrastructure, provides garbage collection services, maintains traffic systems, and cleans streets and drainage systems.
Maintains an outstanding zoological institution, providing visitors with recreational, educational and cultural experiences.