Public Safety

Missing Persons

Arkansas Missing Children Services ProgramThe Attorney General’s Missing Children Services Program serves as an information clearinghouse for reports on Arkansas’s missing children and acts as the main point of contact between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and nonprofit missing children organizations in the State. The Attorney General’s office also works closely with families of the missing, law enforcement, social service agencies and clearinghouses in other states.

Child ID Kit

Free Child ID kits are availabe to Arkansas families to keep a record of physical, medical and dental information. The kit includes a fingerprint strip and place for fingerprints, as well as a photograph. Order kits on the short online form.

child ID kit

Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action

General Rutledge speaking at 2017 Never Forgotten

General Rutledge hugging a family memberThe annual Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action event was established to raise awareness of the challenges associated with missing persons cases and recognize Arkansas’s missing children and adults.

Specialized missing persons training is offered to the Arkansas law enforcement community. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hosts a luncheon with a ceremony to honor families of missing children and adults and to recognize law enforcement officials who work to solve missing persons cases. Also at the event, investigators and other service providers assist families with active missing persons cases and give them the opportunity to submit information that may be useful in finding their loved ones.

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Never Forgotten Database banner news enables the public to access information on missing persons cases with an easy-to-use searchable database.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with Rep. Bill Gossage and Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) Director Jay Winters, unveiled the website, hosted by ACIC, in July 2016 to assist with active Arkansas missing persons cases.

Arkansas has more than 500 unsolved missing persons cases, with those missing ranging from ages 2 to 99. Before this website was created, the public had limited access to information on missing persons. includes all missing persons from Arkansas and will be updated regularly. Arkansans who have missing loved ones should share as much information as possible, especially the most recent available photographs with their local law enforcement agency. Local agencies will provide updated information to ACIC to be included on the website. is also made possible by the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association, Arkansas State Crime Lab, Arkansas State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation – Little Rock Division, Morgan Nick Foundation and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.


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