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  Act 393 of 2015 adopted by the Arkansas General Assembly repealed and replaced several provisions of A.C.A. §17-39-101 et seq.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

 

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.

Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock.

Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints.

PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.

 

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.

Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.

 

Passport Style Photo Requirements

Citizenship Eligibility Requirements



Polygraph Examiner -

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.
 
Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

Voice Stress Analysis Examiner

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints.
PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

Alarm Systems Employees

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints.
PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

Alarm Employee Supplemental Forms

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements


Alarm Companies

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints
. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

 Alarm Companies Supplemental Applications/Forms


Private Investigators & Private Security Employees

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints
. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

Private Investigators & Private Security Employees Supplemental Applications/Forms

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

 

Private Investigators & Private Security Companies

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

 

Private Investigator & Private Security Supplemental Company Applications/Forms

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

School Security Departments

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
 

School Security Department Recognition Application (no fingerprints or photos are required with this application)
Trainer Application  (requires Two (2) Classifiable sets of Fingerprints and Two (2) passport style photos)


Private Buisness

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements

 

Private Buisness Recognition Application (no fingerprints or photos are required with this application)

Trainer Application (requires Two (2) Classifiable sets of Fingerprints and Two (2) passport style photos)


Private Security Training Forms/Applications

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements

 


IOI - Institution of Instruction

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CLASSIFIABLE SETS OF FINGERPRINTS.
Fingerprints can be taken by any law enforcement agency, Harvester or at State Police Headquarters in Little Rock. Fingerprint Cards must be signed by the applicant and the offical taking the prints. PI/Security fingerprint cards are available upon request at 501-618-8600.
APPLICATIONS REQUIRE TWO (2) CURRENT PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOS.
Please write applicant’s name on the back of the photograph and secure in a sealed envelope.


Passport Style Photo Requirements
Citizenship Eligibility Requirements

 


Supplemental Forms


Affidavits for Alarm Monitoring Managers and Reciprocity for Private Investigators