Criminal Investigations
Serving the community with Pride
801 E. Court Street | Phone: (870) 236-5755


The Criminal Investigation Division is under the leadership of Lieutenant Rhonda Thomas. Her team of detectives includes Sergeant Robert Sexton, Corporal Tron Beesley and Corporal Jacob Higdon. Sheila Robertson serves as the secretary. Cpl Carlon Chipman is the division's front lobby duty officer. The division handles a variety of investigations including crimes against persons and property such as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault/battery, burglary, thefts, computer related crimes, forgery and financial crimes. They also prepare affidavits for arrest warrants, search warrants, interview victims, witnesses and suspects, and perform many other related duties.

Detectives receive special training in a variety of investigative techniques and disciplines including general and advanced criminal investigations, death scene investigations, sex crimes investigations, child abuse investigations, photography, interview and interrogation, crime scene investigation, and collection of physical evidence.

Lt. Rhonda Thomas

Sgt. Robert Sexton

Cpl. Carlon Chipman

Sheila Robertson