The Public Affairs Section is under the command of Lieutenant Steven McClanahan, who reports to the Investigative Services Bureau Commander, Assistant Chief Wayne Bewley.
Lt. McClanahan is a 22 year veteran of the Little Rock Police Department and has worked in Major Crimes, Special Operations, and Uniform Patrol. He was assigned as the Commander of the Public Affairs Section in June 2015. Lt. McClanahan achieved the rank of Sergeant in February 2001; promoted to Lieutenant in July 2003, where he commanded a Patrol Watch and later commanded various units in the Major Crimes Division.
Lt. McClanahan earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA), and numerous other law enforcement training schools. Lt. McClanahan has been married to his wife for 10 years and has two sons.
The Office of Public Affairs is located in the Headquarters Building located at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201. The Public Affairs Lieutenant is responsible for the release of police information and the response to Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) Act requests. In all matters of interest to the public, the Little Rock Police Department will maintain open communications emphasizing a balance between the citizen's right to know and the constitutional rights of the accused. Please contact the Little Rock Police Department Public Affairs Officer at (501) 371-4626 or SMcClanahan@littlerock.gov.
The Public Affairs Office is open Monday-Friday form 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. During weekends and after hours, the Public Affairs Lieutenant is on-call for Police emergencies once notified of a critical incident. Critical incidents are as follows: murders, attempted murders or shootings of more than one person in a single incident, Police-related deadly force incidents, incidents in which any City employee is injured or arrested, fatality accidents or any incident which constitutes a civil disturbance or disaster. The Public Affairs Office is on-call for police emergencies . During weekends and after-hours, the Public Affairs Office will not have information regarding routine arrests, crimes not resulting in serious or fatal injuries, or non-fatality vehicle accidents. In most cases routine arrests and other Police-related incident reports are available eight (8) hours after the report is taken and can be obtained from the Desk officer located at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.
Incident and Accident Reports
The Little Rock Police Department Records Section is located at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, CLOSED on Mondays. Police and Accident reports are generally available eights (8) hours after the report is taken. Police reports can be obtained online at http://littlerockpd-crimes.policereports.us, accident reports online at littlerockar.policereports.us. The cost of reports is $5.00 - $10.00. Criminal and Traffic history check can be obtain by visiting the records division at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201. Please contact the Little Rock Police Department Records division at (501) 371-4654 for additional information.
Freedom of Information Act Request
The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requires that all public records not subject to an exemption from the FOIA be made immediately upon request unless the records are in active use or in storage. FOIA request can be made by contacting the Public Affairs Office at (501) 371-4678 or (501) 918-5330; or by fax at (501) 371-4892. For a FOIA request form click here.