Regulatory & Building
Regulatory & Building Operations Division Commander
Major Lindsey Williams
Regulatory & Building Operations ServicesOne State Police Plaza Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72209
Major Lindsey Williams
Major Lindsey Williams was commissioned as an Arkansas State Trooper in 1985 and initially assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, Sharp County. Major Williams began his law enforcement career in 1979 as a deputy sheriff with the White County Sheriff’s Office and was later a patrolman with the Searcy Police Department.
In 1999 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned as a Highway Patrol post supervisor in Troop B. Williams was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2004 and assigned to be the State Fire Marshal. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 2012 and major in 2015.
Among his credentials, Major Williams graduated from Harding College, now Harding University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Major Williams is a 2008 graduate of the Criminal Justice Institute’s Arkansas Leader, a Command College of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Major Williams served as a volunteer firefighter with the Searcy Fire Department for over thirty years before retiring in 2005.
About the Regulatory & Building Operations Services
The Regulatory Services Section is responsible for oversight and licensing of private investigators and private security companies, precious metal businesses, used motor vehicle dealers, motor vehicle salvage auction buyers and blue light sales. Regulatory Services also regulates concealed handgun licenses and performs criminal background checks. The Fire Marshal Office also falls under this section and is responsible explosive/firework sales and storage, fire alarm/sprinkler system installer licenses and related fire prevention functions.
Licensing and Regulatory Oversight
Blue Light Sales
In the interest of public safety and an effort to prevent the potential abuse of emergency lights used by law enforcement agencies, the Arkansas State Police has been given the responsibility of regulating the sale or transfer of the lights. Should you have questions regarding the Read More >
Combustibles/Explosives Sales and Storage Regulation
The Fire Marshal is responsible for oversight of keeping, storing, using, manufacture, selling, handling, transportation, or other disposition of highly flammable materials and rubbish, gunpowder, dynamite, crude petroleum or any of its products, explosives or compounds or any other Read More >
Concealed Handgun Carry Licensing
Arkansas citizens who are interested in obtaining a concealed handgun carry license, will find the necessary information and links in this section. Before you begin, please read the Arkansas CHCL Laws and view the frequently asked questions section to guide you through this licensing Read More >
Concealed Handgun License Status Check
Check the status of your Concealed Handgun Carry License Application with the Arkansas State Police.Go to Concealed Handgun License Status Check
The Arkansas State Police is the statutory repository of motor vehicle crash investigation records. These records are available to the public and copies may be obtained from the state police. A statutory fee of $10 must be collected for each copy of any single report.
Criminal Background Checks
There are two systems for accessing criminal background check information through the Arkansas State Police. Please choose the option that applies to your search.
If your answer is “Yes” to one of the following questions:
Are you mandated by law to perform this background check? Find out Read More >Go to Criminal Background Checks
Fire Alarm and Sprinkler System Installer License
The Act 254 of 1955 designates the Arkansas State Police as an administering agency to regulate fire alarm and sprinkler system installers or businesses offering fire alarm and sprinkler system installation services. For additional licensing information, you may email the Arkansas State Read More >
Fire Escape and Fire Exit Regulation
The Fire Marshal is responsible for oversight of the construction, maintenance, and regulation of fire escapes as well as the means and adequacy of exits in case of fire from factories, asylums, hospitals, churches, schools, halls, theaters, and all other places in which numbers of Read More >
Fire Extinguisher Regulation
The Fire Marshal is responsible for oversight of the installation and maintenance of fire extinguisher equipment. For additional information, you may email the Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division or call the office at 501-618-8700.
Precious Metal License
Arkansas businesses involved in the trade of gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals or "precious items" (precious or semiprecious stones or pearls) are required to be registered with local law enforcement. Information regarding the registration process can be obtained at the Read More >
Private Investigators - Security - Alarm Installation & Monitoring
The Arkansas State Police is statutorily charged with duties to administer the rules and licensing of private investigators, private security agencies, alarm system companies, polygraph examiners and voice stress analysis examiners.
A copy of the applicable statutes and rules can be Read More >
Used Motor Vehicle Dealer License
Under the provisions of ACA §23-112-607, persons who intend to operate a used motor vehicle business are required to obtain a dealer’s license.