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Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for the investigation of certain crimes committed within the city limits of Bryant. It is the goal of our detectives to do everything possible within the law to solve each and every case assigned.

Bryant Police K9

The Bryant Police K9 Program began in 2002 and is still active today. The role of the K9’s in our community increases at a rapid pace. Bryant Police Department’s current K9 team is K9 “Dutch” and his handler Officer Mark Kling, K9 "Enzo" and K9 "Mya" who's handler is Officer Chad Winkler. Our K9's are Belgian Malinois trained to perform multiple task. They are trained to detect narcotics, article recovery, tracking, and patrol situations. They have made several public appearances to educate the community on the many uses of K9’s in law enforcement. All of our K9's has become a valuable resource to the Police Department and has played a big part in keeping your community safe.

K9 training is an ongoing process. K9’s, like many of your family pets, give everything they have. Each K9 receives different toys for different tasks and that is their “paycheck” for serving day in and day out. Dutch and Mya along with K9’s across the nation, play a more vital role in law enforcement than ever before. For more information contact the Bryant Police Department at (501) 943-0943.

Office of Professional Standards

This administrative unit answers to the Assistant Chief and the Chief of Police. Currently, the unit consists of one Sergeant, is responsible for internal affairs investigations, and is responsible for all citizens’ complaints. The unit works with the human resource department concerning new hires and recruitment for all positions within the Bryant Police Department. The unit is responsible for background investigations on potential applicants of the department. The unit reviews department policy and makes recommendations as necessary to the Chief of Police. The unit is the central hub for receiving and forwarding complaints to the Chief of Police.

Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is the largest division and considered the backbone of the police department. The Patrol Division consists of 1 captain, 4 lieutenants, 4 sergeants, and 17 officers, which includes 1 K-9 Officer. The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to all calls for service, enforcement of criminal and city statutes and codes, enforcing traffic laws, conducting proactive patrols, investigating criminal activity, working traffic accidents, and building community relations.

The Patrol Captain is also responsible for a Special Response Team trained in specialized tactics for high- risk operations.

Officer Assignments
The patrol shifts are divided into four 12-hour shifts and the officers are assigned to 2 different geographical areas referred to as districts.

Public Information Office

The Public Information Office (PIO) deals exclusively with matters related to the sharing of information between the department and the public it serves. The PIO goal is to ensure that open lines of communication are maintained at all times within the Bryant Community.

It is a well-established tenet of law enforcement that openness of communication is a major building block in gaining the trust and confidence of the public. The organizational entities within PIO employ tried and proven methods to keep the Bryant citizens fully informed on the activities of its Police Department. Such methods include maintaining this web site and social media outlets. Here you can gain a tremendous understanding of virtually every aspect of the department’s operations without leaving home, school, or the library. Other PIO methods employed are more personal such as media interviews. In all cases, the major thrust of PIO’s mission is to provide you, the public, with information that is complete, accurate, and up to date.

The Bryant Police School Resource Officer (SRO)

The Bryant Police School Resource Officer (SRO) is a collaborated effort between the Bryant Police Department and the Bryant School District. The Vision of the Bryant Police SRO is to support the need for safe schools and a safe learning environment for students and staff of the Bryant School District.

Our mission to support this need is accomplished by enhancing education to the students, parents and faculty with regards to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug issues, violence diffusion, violence prevention, crime prevention, and safety issues in the school community.

Gather information regarding potential problems such as criminal activity, gang activity, student unrest, and identify particular individuals who may be a disruptive influence to the school and/or students, working with the Bryant School District to resolve the situation.

Also to take steps appropriate and consistent with a law enforcement officer’s duty when a crime occurs. Keeping this in mind, our goal is not to “criminalize” students, but acting in the spirit of the law, refer students and their families to the appropriate agencies for assistance when a need is otherwise determined. For more information contact the Bryant Police Department at (501) 943-0943.


The Records division maintains all Incident and Motor Vehicle crash reports for the Police Department. Requesting a copy of a report is seamless and efficient. Reports can be emailed directly to the requesting party, saving time and gas money for the recipient. All reports are provided free of charge.

Training Division

The Bryant Police Department Training Division consists of one Sergeant who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the training division and schedules in-house training as well as continuous education through various agencies and educational facilities. They are responsible for making sure every new officer hired is prepared and ready to go by educating them on the Bryant Police daily operations and policy and procedures along with getting them prepared for the Police Academy training.