The Computer Forensics Unit serves as a regional law enforcement resource for internet and computer crimes in Arkansas. We specialize in the investigation of internet and
computer-related crime and the forensic examination of various types of digital evidence, such as hard drives and cell phones. The unit is also available to assist the community,
schools, and other organizations with internet safety presentations.
The Fort Smith Police Department and others in the region and state have combined to share resources in the battle against the online exploitation of children. Since forming the
Computer Forensics Unit, we have partnered with the US Attorney’s Project Safe Childhood, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Innocent Images Task Force, the United States Secret Service (USSS), the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the National Center for Missing and Exploited
Children (NCMEC), Cox Communications, and others. These organizations help provide funding, training, equipment, and other resources to the department and community. By working
together we can maximize our resources and ability to protect children.
|Sergeant Anthony "Tony" Bowers has served the people of Ft. Smith at the Ft. Smith Police Department since June, 1989. He served for over seven years in the
Patrol Division as a patrolman and has served on the SWAT Team, Honor Guard, and Crime Suppression Unit. In January, 2000 Sergeant Bowers was transferred to the Criminal
Investigation Division where he specialized in investigating forgeries and other white collar crimes. In April, 2002 Sergeant Bowers was promoted to sergeant and shortly
thereafter served as a detective supervisor. Sergeant Bowers was instrumental in developing the Ft. Smith Police Department’s current forgery reporting system. Sergeant
Bowers has also served in the Office of Professional Standards and as Administrative Assistant to the Office of Chief of Police. He is currently assigned to the Criminal
Investigation Division as supervisor of the Computer Forensics Unit.