Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division works closely with the Uniform Division to provide support in an effort to better serve the citizens of Bentonville. It is comprised of 

  • One Captain
  • One Civilian Administrative Technician
  • One Lieutenant
  • Two Sergeants
  • Nine Detectives


The division is organized into four units:

  • Crime Scene and Property Unit
  • Forensic Computer Examination Unit
  • General Detective Unit
  • Narcotics Detective Unit

Detectives work eight hour shifts and two detectives are on call at any given time and available to assist with after-hours needs.

General Detective Unit

The General Detective Unit is comprised of one lieutenant, one sergeant, four detectives, and one administrative assistant. General detectives are responsible for conducting follow up investigations on all felony and serious misdemeanor offenses. They investigate both crimes against persons and crimes against property.

Narcotic Detective Unit

The Narcotic Detective Unit is comprised of one sergeant and three detectives. Narcotics detectives investigate all drug and vice related offenses in the City of Bentonville.

Crime Scene & Property Unit

The Crime Scene and Property Unit is comprised of one detective and one civilian administrative technician. This unit is responsible for crime scene investigation and documentation, evidence collection, and evidence storage.

Computer Forensic Unit

The Computer Forensic Unit is comprised of one detective and is responsible for conducting in-depth forensic examinations of computer and cellular devices.