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Special Investigations Department

The Attorney General's Special Investigations Department, which has jurisdiction throughout Arkansas, includes certified law enforcement officers committed to protecting Arkansas's children by investigating and arresting individuals who sexually exploit children online.

Forensic examiners in the Cyber Crimes Unit's state-of-the-art laboratory utilize the latest equipment to keep pace with ever-changing technology. The Special Investigations Department works cooperatively with federal, State and local law enforcement agencies at every stage of investigations, arrests and convictions.

Sheriff's offices and police departments often assist the Cyber Crimes Unit executing search warrants or apprehending suspects. Attorneys with the office collaborate with prosecutors who pursue charges against criminals on behalf of the State.

Deputy Attorney General Will Jones speaking at a trainingThe Special Investigations Department is a member of the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which conducts investigations regarding crimes involving children.

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  • 466 years in prison
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