The Camden Police Department Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is comprised of four criminal investigators; Officer in Charge (Capt. John Voss), Domestic Violence Investigator (Sgt. Justin Easttam) and Two Criminal Investigators (Detective Brain Finney) and (Detective Kyle McDaniel). (CID) is responsible for the investigation of criminal activity in the City of Camden, Arkansas; CID 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, photography, interview and interrogation, crime scene investigation, and collection of physical evidence.
The Patrol Division is comprised of 20 sworn Police Officers, and 2 Animal Control Officers. Specific positions in the division include Patrol Commander, 3 Lieutenants, 4 Sergeants, 12 Patrol Officer, an Animal Control Director, and a part-time Animal Control Officer. The primary emphasis of the Patrol Division is to establish a high sense of police visibility and presence in the community as a means of deterring and preventing crime, responding quickly to calls for service in order to apprehend suspects and providing timely response to non-crime related service demands. Activities include but are not limited to: answering complaints, enforcing traffic/ criminal laws, serving arrest warrants, conducting home and business security checks, conducting follow-up investigations, assisting the criminal investigation division as needed, participating in community relations events, participating in crime prevention activities, attending neighborhood watch meetings, transporting prisoners, and attending court appearances. We accomplish these activities by utilizing a variety of tactics including random vehicle patrols, bicycle patrols, and foot patrols. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the City of Camden through public safety and by reducing the fear and the incidence of crime.
The Camden Police Department Administrative Division is comprised of ten civilian employees. One Commander (Sann Strickland), Three Dispatcher II (Loraine Gilmore, Spring Adair, Lyn Bryant), Four Dispatcher I (McKinsi Hendrix, Dusty Coon, Jessica McMahan, Heather Sinclair), A Building Maintance Tech ( Felicia Frazier), and A Training Coordinator (Texann Shadden) The Administrative Division is the support for the Department. We are responsible for several diverse functions that are critical to the daily operations of the Police Department to include Dispatch, Records, Collecting of Bonds and Fines, Budget operations, Building Maintenance, and State Audits.