Assistant Chief Wayne Bewley


Chief Bewley

Assistant Chief Bewley is a thirty-two (32) year veteran of the Little Police Department.  He is a native of Little Rock and graduated from Parkview High School in Little Rock in 1985.  Chief Bewley joined the Little Rock Police Department in 1986 as a police cadet and began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a police officer.

He served as a police officer in the Patrol Division patrolling the streets of Little Rock and in the Detective Division investigating burglaries and arsons until his promotion to Sergeant in 1994.  As a sergeant, he served as a first-line supervisor in the Patrol Division and the Training Division until his promotion to Lieutenant in 1998.  As a lieutenant, he served as a shift commander in the Patrol Division and the Training Division until his promotion to Captain in 2001.  As a captain, he served as commander of the Administrative Division, Detective Division, Training Division, and the Downtown Patrol Division until his promotion to Assistant Chief of Police on June 28, 2012. 

As Assistant Chief of Police, he served as the Field Services Bureau Commander, overseeing the operations of the patrol services protecting the citizens of Little Rock.  His current assignment is Investigative Bureau Commander, where he oversees the Major Crimes Division, the Special Investigations Division, and the Public Affairs Section.

Assistant Chief Bewley has attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Supervision, Law Enforcement Leadership Training by the United States Attorney’s Office, Arkansas Leader by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Criminal Justice Institute, the National Fire Academy, United States Secret Service Dignitary Protective School, attended the 212th Session of the F.B.I. National Academy, and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Executive Institute.  He is a member of the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the F.B.I. National Academy Associates.