Certified law enforcement officers and forensic examiners in the Cyber Crimes Unit are committed to protecting Arkansas's children by investigating and arresting individuals who engage in crimes involving children online.
The Cyber Crimes Unit is within the Special Investigations Department, a law enforcement unit with jurisdiction throughout Arkansas, and includes a state-of-the-art forensic labratory to keep pace with the ever-changing technology employed by online predators.
The Cyber Crimes Unit works cooperatively with federal, State and local law enforcement agencies at every stage of an investigation and arrest. County sheriff's offices and municipal police departments often assist the Cyber Crimes Unit when executing search warrants or apprehending suspects. Attorneys at the Attorney General's office also collaborate with prosecutors who pursue charges against criminals on behalf of the State.
The Special Investigations Department is a member of the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which conducts investigations regarding crimes involving children and provides education to parents, children and educators regarding safe online behavior.
- Report child exploitation by calling the National CyberTipline, (800) 843-5678, or visit CyberTipLine.com.
- Report other internet-related crimes to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
- To report child abuse, call the Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline at (800) 482-5964, or for emergencies, call 911 or a local law enforcement agency.