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Highway Safety Office

The Highway Safety Office of the Arkansas State Police coordinates a statewide behavioral highway safety program making effective use of federal and state highway safety funds and other resources to save lives and reduce injuries on the State’s roads. We provide leadership, innovation and program support in partnership with traffic safety advocates, professionals and organizations.

The Highway Safety Office (HSO) administers federal highway funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and oversees the highway safety program efforts supported by these funds for the State of Arkansas.

Each year the HSO prepares a Highway Safety Plan that establishes the state’s highway safety goals and objectives and describes the projects recommended for funding during the year. The HSO works closely with local and state governmental entities and others to develop and implement the plan. 

Highway Safety Plan

The Highway Safety Plan (HSP) developed by the Highway Safety Office (HSO) identifies the traffic related safety problems in Arkansas and recommends programs that are most effective in reducing traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes.

2012 Safety Plan
2011 Safety Plan
2010 Safety Plan
2009 Safety Plan

The HSO prepares an Annual Report that outlines progress made toward reaching the highway safety goals established in the HSP. 

2009 Annual Report

Traffic Crash Statistics

The following reports included information about vehicle and motorcycle accidents in a variety of situations such as alcohol related, weather related, road conditions and time of day for both fatal and non-fatal crashes. These reports also include trending for year and age of driver as well as county and city statistics.

2013 Traffic Crash Statistics
2012 Traffic Crash Statistics
2011 Traffic Crash Statistics
2010 Traffic Crash Statistics
2009 Traffic Crash Statistics
2008 Traffic Crash Statistics
2007 Traffic Crash Statistics (Revised)
2006 Traffic Crash Statistics
2005 Traffic Crash Statistics
2004 Traffic Crash Statistics
2003 Traffic Crash Statistics
2002 Traffic Crash Statistics
2001 Traffic Crash Statistics

Highway Safety Grant Programs

The State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program, enacted by the Highway Safety Act of 1966 as Section 402 of Title 23, United States Code, provides grant funds to the states, the Indian nations and the territories each year according to a statutory formula based on population and road mileage. The grant funds support state planning to identify and quantify highway safety problems, provide start-up or “seed” money for new innovative programs, and give new direction to existing safety programs.

The highway safety program areas that have been identified as a priority in Arkansas are Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, Motorcycle Safety, Roadway Safety and Traffic Records.

State and local governmental entities and others are eligible to receive highway safety grants.

Upcoming Events and Campaigns

Arkansas FFY 2013 Enforcement Mobilizations

November Occupant Protection Mobilization (Thanksgiving Holiday)
“Click It or Ticket”
November 19 - 25, 2012

December Impaired Driving Mobilization (Christmas & New Year Holiday)
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
Dec. 14, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013

March Impaired Driving Mobilization
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
March 8 – 17, 2013

April Impaired Driving Mobilization
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
April 12 – 21, 203

National Memorial Day Occupant Protection Mobilization
May 20 – June 2, 2013

Impaired Driving Mobilization (July 4th Holiday)
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
June 28 – July 7, 2013

July Speed Mobilization
“Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”
July 8 – 14, 2013

National Labor Day - Impaired Drivings/State Seat Belt Mobilization
August 16 – September 2, 2013 

Click it or TicketObey The Sign or Pay The Fine

For more information on these campaigns go to:

Related Links

Silver Alert

The Arkansas State Police, working with the Arkansas Sheriffs' Association and Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, are implementing a new alert program that will provide the public, Arkansas broadcasters and news organizations a means to receive Arkansas Silver Alerts.

Modeled after the Amber Alert, the Silver Alert is an emergency system which law enforcement can use to disseminate statewide alerts for missing seniors and/or other adults with Alzheimer's or other cognitive disorders.

Go to Silver Alert

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.

To obtain more information regarding the licensing process, you may email the Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division or call the office at 501-618-8600.

Consumers who have reason to believe they have been the victim of a violation of regulations or laws applicable to the operation of a Used Motor Vehicle Dealer may file a complaint directly with this office of the State Police, Regulatory Services Section. A link to the form can be found below with complete mailing instructions.

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 found elsewhere on this page.

  Act 393 of 2015 adopted by the Arkansas General Assembly repealed and replaced several provisions of A.C.A. §17-39-101 et seq. and §17-40-101 et seq.

  Arkansas maintains reciprocal agreements relating to private investigator licenses issued by the states of Tennessee, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. 

  Should you have questions regarding those individuals or companies regulated by the State Police or if you are seeking assistance in obtaining a license, you may email the Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division or call the office at 501-618-8600.

Statutes and Rules:

Licensing Guides and Applications for Private Investigator, Security & Alarm Services, Polygraph Examiner, and Voice Stress Analysis Examiners are listed below.  All applications and renewals must be accompanied with an Authority to Release Form (click here for release form)

Applications and Other Forms:

Polygraph Examiner -

Voice Stress Analysis Examiner

Alarm Systems Employees

Alarm Systems Employee Supplemental Applications/Forms

Alarm Companies

Alarm Companies Supplemental Applications/Forms

Private Investigators & Private Security Employees

Private Investigators & Private Security Employees Supplemental Applications/Forms

Private Investigaotrs & Private Security Companies

Private Investigator & Private Security Supplemental Company Applications/Forms

Private Security Training Forms/Applications

Supplemental Forms

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 local sheriff's office or police department within the jurisdiction where the business is or will be located.

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 people work, live, or congregate from time to time.  For additional information, you may email the Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division or call the office at 501-618-8700.

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.

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 Police Regulatory Services Division or call the office at 501-618-8700.

Criminal Background Checks

The Official State of Arkansas Online Criminal Background Check System is provided by the Arkansas State Police in accordance with Arkansas law permitting access to certain criminal history information for authorized entities.

To learn more about how this system works or to signup please see the link below for detailed information.

Go to Criminal Background Checks

Amber Alert

The Arkansas State Police serves as the coordinating law enforcement agency in Arkansas to alert the public of missing or abducted children. Known as the Morgan Nick Amber Alert System, the Arkansas State Police was one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to model a statewide notification system based on the local Amber Alerts used in many large U.S. cities.  https://www.ark.org/asp/alerts/mnaa/index.php

Go to Amber Alert

Crash Records

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. All requests must be accompanied by a signed request packet Crash Records Request Packet (click here for an electronic copy) and the Authorization to Release Form (click here for authorization release form). 

The records of crash investigations prepared by a local or county law enforcement agency contained within the state police repository are duplicates of those records routinely available at the department where the report was initially generated. Typically the Arkansas State Police reports are available at troop headquarters within three to five working days after a crash is investigated by an Arkansas State Trooper.  To locate the appropriate troop headquarter information with the county where the accident occurred, hover over and select an area on the state map below. 

Highway Patrol Division Once a report has been checked for accuracy by a trooper's supervisor, the document is forwarded to the crash records repository at Little Rock administrative headquarters and can be ordered in most cases within 30 days of the report being completed.

Requests for copies of the reports can be mailed to the following address:
Arkansas State Police
Attn: Crash Records Section
One State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209

The minimum information needed for clerks to retrieve your crash report include date of the crash, highway number, county in which the crash occurred and the name of at least one driver.  The search includes the crash reports prepared by local and county law enforcement agencies.

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 process. 

Locate a CHCL Instructor >

New Application

Renewal Application

Check the Status of a Current Application

Transfer License from another State

Arkansas CHCL Law & Administrative Rules

Replacement Form

Change of Address or Name Notification Form

Note: A new license will not be printed unless you complete a replacement form also.


Qualification to become an Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry Firearms Safety Training Instructor

Current Instructors only

Concealed Handgun Carry License >

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my concealed handgun carry license issued in another state honored in Arkansas?  Yes, but you are bound by the Arkansas concealed handgun carry law and rules.

How do I know what states honor my Arkansas concealed handgun carry license?  You will need to contact the state to which you intend to travel to make that determination.

If I am from another state that allows open carry of a handgun with a license, may I open carry my handgun in Arkansas?  No.  Arkansas will honor the license issued by another state but the person will be bound by the Arkansas law and rules which require the handgun to be concealed.

How long will it take to process my application?  The law allows up to four months for ASP to process the application.  Things that may cause that time limit to be extended:

  • If fingerprints are not classifiable and must be resubmitted
  • Having incomplete criminal history information
  • Not submitting all necessary information, such as proof of citizenship for persons born outside the United States
  • Training page expired, incomplete or not signed
  • Not promptly responding to requests for further information from ASP

License Reciprocity

Effective August 16, 2013, the State of Arkansas acknowledges all concealed handgun carry licenses lawfully issued by another state.

It is the individual responsibility of each Arkansas concealed carry licensees who may travel outside the State of Arkansas to determine whether their license is lawfully acknowledged within other out of state jurisdictions.

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 explosive, including fireworks, and firecrackers. The Fire Marshal may also prescribe the materials and construction of receptacles and buildings to be used for any of those purposes.

Use the links below to access fireworks exhibit & display applications:

Use the links below to access above ground storage storage tank application:


For additional information, you may email the Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division or call the office at 501-618-8700.

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 enforcement of ACA §5-77-301, you may email the Arkansas State Police Regulatory Services Division or call the office at 501-618-8600.

Fatal Crash Summaries

Information obtained from an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary represents only the initial findings by an investigating law enforcement officer. The summaries are not considered official reports of a highway crash investigation, but merely a summary of preliminary information presented to an investigating officer. The information contained in a summary may not represent the facts eventually placed on file in the official final report.

Go to Fatal Crash Summaries

Driver Examination

Each highway patrol troop commander is responsible for establishing a regular schedule of driver’s license testing in each of the troop counties. Hover your cursor over and select the area on the map below to determine your county's troop headquarters and download the PDF document for DL/CDL Test Sites location and test times in your area.  Study guides are also available for download in Adobe PDF format below.

Driver license tests are administered in all Arkansas counties:

  • Select a county from the map or list below to download information regarding locations and test times in your area.
  • Testing dates and times differ by location, particularly at sites other than a troop headquarters.
  • Testing schedules may change unexpectedly.  It is recommended you call to verify test schedules before making an extended trip.
  • Study guides are available for download in PDF format below.

Select a County below

Boone County Marion County Searcy County Newton County Benton County Caroll County Crawford County Madison County Washington County Van Buren County Conway County Perry County Pope County Johnson County Franklin County Sebastian County Logan County Yell County Scott County Mississippi County Cleburne County Stone County Jackson County Fulton County Randolph County Sharp County Izard County Independence County Baxter County Faulkner County White County St Francis County Clay County Greene County Craighead County Poinsett County Woodruff County Cross County Crittenden Bradley County Calhoun County Clark County Hempstead County Nevada County Saline County Garland County Hot Spring County Dallas County Grant County Montgomery County Polk County Sevier County Howard County Pike County Little River County Miller County Lafayette County Columbia County Ouachita County Union County Pulaski County Lee County Monroe County Prairie County Lonoke County Phillips County Jefferson County Cleveland County Lincolin County Arkansas County Desha County Drew County Ashley County Chicot County Lawrence County

Click on a county below for listing of testing sites & hours of operation.

Testing Sites



Before a driver license testing applicant will be permitted to begin the testing process there are particular documents and records the applicant will be required to have ready for inspection by the testing examiner.

  • Applicants under the age of 18 should click on the image icon below (Testing Applicants Under the Age of 18) to learn more about the required personal documents and records they will need to present to the testing examiner.  There are also unique requirements for minor age testing applicants to have a parent or guardian present along with records required of the adults.

  • Applicants 18 years of age or older should click on the image icon below (Testing Applicants 18 Years of Age & Older) to learn more about the required personal documents are records they will need to have ready for the testing examiner.

CDL (Commercial Driver License) Testing Information

The written test for commercial driver licenses is administered at troop testing sites. CDL Skill tests are only administered at the following locations:

Driver License and Commercial Driver License Study Guides

Arkansas Driver License Test Study Guide-Volume1 Edition 7
Arkansas Driver License Test Study Guide - Volume 1 Edition 6 (*aural Version)
Manual de manejo de Arkansas Guja de Estudio - Volume 1 Edicio'n 6
Commercial Driver License Study Guide
Motorcycle Endorsement - Study Guide

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