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 State Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for enforcing, periodically revising, and updating the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code. The State Fire Marshal’s Office investigates fires of a suspicious nature and assists local authorities with investigations. The Office performs other functions that promote efficient and effective fire prevention and control programs in the state. The State Fire Marshal’s Office may review fire protection class code determinations by an advisory organization and determine if the evaluation of fire protection services is reasonable and appropriate. Upon request, the State Fire Marshal may make recommendations to the Insurance Commissioner concerning filings made to the commissioner concerning fire protection standards. The Office reviews plans for State building projects and assists local jurisdictions with plan reviews when needed. The State Fire Marshal’s Office conducts inspections of State buildings and assists local jurisdictions with inspections when requested. Additionally, the Office licenses companies and individuals involved in the fireworks industry and issues permits for above ground storage tanks used for combustible, flammable, and hazardous substances. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is also home for the Arkansas State Police Bomb Team.
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. If you have Read More >
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.
Private Investigators / Security Companies / 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
Any person who intends to operate a Used Motor Vehicle business is required to obtain a Used Motor Vehicle Dealer License through the Arkansas State Police.
Applications and forms for new or Read More >
“Firearm Sensitive” Areas Information
Arkansas Code Annotated § 5-73-325 allows the Arkansas State Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and any institution of higher education that hosts or sponsors a collegiate athletic event to designate certain areas as a firearm-sensitive area where possession of a Read More >