|Little Rock Police Department|
|Formed||January 20, 1866|
|Employees||639 (as of 2016)|
|Operations jurisdiction||Arkansas, USA|
|Size||116.8 square miles (303 km2)|
|Population||198,541 (2016 Census)|
|Legal jurisdiction||As per operations jurisdiction|
|Governing body||Little Rock|
|Headquarters||700 W. Markham St, Little Rock|
|Patrol cars||Ford Explorer|
In 1831 the Town of Little Rock was incorporated and Dr. Matthew Cunningham won the first mayoral election. In 1835 Little Rock was incorporated as the first City in the Arkansas Territory. The Little Rock Police Department was established in 1866 and in 1892 the first paid Little Rock Fire Department was created.
The Little Rock Police Department has various positions for detectives, Field Training Officers, and other mission specific assignments, but these are not considered official ranks by the department.
|William I. Copeland||31 December 1885||Gunshot|
|Officer W. T. Phillips||2 August 1908||Gunshot|
|Sergeant William I. Campbell||18 April 1911||Gunshot*|
|Officer J. O. Miller||23 April 1911||Gunshot|
|Detective Sam D. Morgan||30 October 1915||Gunshot|
|Officer Joe Erber||6 June 1920||Gunshot|
|Officer Thomas D. Hudson||19 August 1920||Gunshot|
|Detective Sergeant John W. Cabiness||12 August 1922||Gunshot*|
|Detective Sergeant George W. Moore||24 July 1923||Gunshot|
|Detective Sergeant Luther C. Hay||26 July 1923||Gunshot|
|Officer Charles B. Faulkner||13 July 1924||Motorcycle accident|
|Officer Harvey L. Biggs||27 July 1924||Gunshot|
|Officer Frank Swilling Sr.||11 December 1926||Car accident|
|Officer Robert A. Johnson||23 March 1930||Motocycle accident|
|Detective Sergeant Samuel Neal McDermott||3 September 1930||Gunshot|
|Detective Lieutenant Oscar F. Deubler||1 January 1947||Gunshot*|
|Officer Lloyd W. Worthy||2 September 1967||Gunshot|
|Officer Alvin Joseph Free||27 September 1970||Car accident|
|Detective Noel Don McGuire||14 May 1980||Gunshot|
|Officer David E. Barnett||13 February 1991||Gunshot|
|Officer Henry Lee Callanen||15 May 1993||Gunshot|
|Detective Joseph Tucker Fisher||7 February 1995||Gunshot|
|Officer Jack David Cooper||2 February 2002||Gunshot|
*Indicates killed by another police officer 
In January 2011, Officer Jason Gilbert and two other officers from nearby agencies were indicted for a conspiracy to rob an armored car. The charges included a failed September 10th, 2007 attempt to rob an armored car. In March 2012, Gilbert was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
In February 2011, Officer Rick Harmon was arrested for drunk driving.
In September 2012, Officer Josh Hastings was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of fifteen-year-old Bobby Moore. According to the charging documents, Moore was shot in the head as he was backing away from the officer trying to flee in a stolen car. Officer Hastings had been on the force for five years and had been suspended six times previously. In April, 2014, after two deadlocked juries, charges were dropped as prosecutors said no jury was willing to convict Hastings. He had been fired from his job, but his lawyer said he would take steps to return to the department.