Public Affairs

Public Affairs Section

Headquarters Building
Office of Public Affairs
700 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4626


Media Releases

The Public Affairs Office is open Monday-Friday from 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.

Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that all public records not subject to an exemption from the FOIA be made available immediately upon request, unless the records are in active use or in storage.  FOIA requests 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.