Criminal Investigation Division

Detective Division
The Detective Division consists of six separate units, working together for the common good of the community. Each unit is designed to handle investigations for specific types of crime. The Crimes Against Persons Unit investigates "persons" crimes such as assaults, rape and homicides. The Crimes Against Properties Unit investigates crimes against "property" such as burglaries, thefts, and arson. The Special Investigation Unit includes the Cyber Investigation Unit that conducts investigations concerning online criminal activity and the Special Investigation Unit also includes the Juvenile and Family Violence Unit that investigates domestic violence and child abuse as well as runaways, and an investigator that works sex offender registration. The Identification Unit is responsible for processing evidence as well as fingerprint detection and analysis. The Narcotic Unit is responsible for investigating the possession, sale or manufacture of illicit controlled substances. The Street Crimes Unit investigates "vice" type crimes and addresses various quality of life issues such as graffiti as they arise within the city of Fort Smith.


Organizational Chart
Criminal Investigation Division  Click here to view the Criminal Investigation Division organizational chart.


Emailing the Fort Smith Police Department
To leave a tip or other information, please click on the appropriate email address.

For homicides, robberies, burglaries, theft, fraud, etc., please click on criminalinvestigations@fortsmithpd.org.

To give information regarding illegal narcotics, please click on narcotics@fortsmithpd.org.

To provide information on gang activity, graffiti, prostitution, etc., please click on streetcrimes@fortsmithpd.org.

To contact a detective assigned to your case directly, please click on his or her name in the list below:

Capt. Jamie Hammond

jhammond@fortsmithpd.org

Sgt. Joe Armer

jarmer@fortsmithpd.org

Sgt. Anthony Bowers

bowers@fortsmithpd.org

Sgt. Chad Sutton

sutton@fortsmithpd.org

Det. Jeff Craghead jcraghead@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Kris Deason deason@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Billy Hardin billy.hardin@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Lindsay Herring lindsay.herring@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Stephen Krumm stephen.krumm@fortsmithpd.org
Det. David Leslie david.leslie@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Lee McCabe lee.mccabe@fortsmithpd.org
Det. James Melson jmelson@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Anthony Parkinson aparkinson@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Darrin Phelps Darrin.phelps@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Anthony Rice anthony.rice@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Jason Scarborough jason.scarborough@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Rob Schibbelhut rschibbelhut@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Danny Stanley raymond.stanley@fortsmithpd.org
Det. David Williams david.williams@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Kevin Williams kevin.williams@fortsmithpd.org
Det. Troy Williams troy.williams@fortsmithpd.org



Division BIOs


Dean Pitts Criminal Investigation Division Commander
Name: Dean Pitts
Position: Major
Division: Criminal Investigation Division
   
Description
Major Dean Pitts serves the Fort Smith Police Department as the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division. His responsibilities include the Training Unit, 911 Communications Unit, Information Technology, Radio Maintenance, Facilities Management, Records and Grant Administration.

Major Pitts began his career with the Fort Smith Police Department in 1991 and has served as a patrol officer, detective sergeant, patrol sergeant, patrol watch commander and patrol division commander. Major Pitts has also served on the SWAT Team since 1992 and currently serves as the SWAT Team Commander. Major Pitts is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, has earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts at American Military University.



Jamie Hammond Criminal Investigation Division Assistant Commander
Name: Jamie Hammond
Position: Captain
Division: Criminal Investigation Division
Phone: (479) 709-5119
Email: JHammond@FortSmithPD.org
   
Description
Captain Jamie Hammond serves the Fort Smith Police Department as the Assistant Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division. His staff includes six supervisors, thirty investigators, and three civilian employees. Captain Hammond is a twenty-five veteran of the Fort Smith Police Department and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has served in the patrol division, Crime Suppression Unit, and detective division. In addition to his law enforcement duties, Captain Hammond also serves as a board member for the Van Buren School District Board of Education as well as a volunteer firefighter for the Butterfield-Figure Five Volunteer Fire Department.
Adam Creek Crimes Against Persons Supervisor
Name: Adam Creek
Position: Sergeant
Division: Criminal Investigation Division Crimes Against Persons Unit
Phone: (479) 709-5120
Email: ACreek@FortSmithPD.org
   
Description
Sergeant Creek serves the Fort Smith Police Department as the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Division Crimes Against Persons Unit. This unit investigates homicide, rape, robbery, missing persons, and domestic violence cases. There are currently five detectives assigned to the persons crimes unit.

Sergeant Creek has over 15 years of service in law enforcement with 13 of those years at the Fort Smith Police Department. Sergeant Creek spent three years in the patrol division until working as a detective in the criminal investigation division and then being promoted to the supervisor of the crimes against persons unit.
Chad Sutton Crimes Against Property Supervisor
Name: Chad Sutton
Position: Sergeant
Division: Criminal Investigation Division Crimes Against Property Unit
Phone: (479) 709-5121
Email: Sutton@FortSmithPD.org
   
Description
Sergeant Sutton serves the Fort Smith Police Department as the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Division Crimes Against Property Unit. This unit investigates burglaries, theft of property, criminal mischief, vehicle thefts, and white collar crimes such as forgery, fraud and theft by deception. There are currently nine detectives assigned to the property crimes unit.

Sergeant Sutton has over 19 years of service with the Fort Smith Police Department. Sergeant Sutton spent three years in the patrol division until working as a detective in the criminal investigation division and then being promoted to the supervisor of the crimes against property unit.
Anthony W. Bowers Special Investigations Unit/Computer Forensics Unit Supervisor
Name: Anthony W. Bowers, EnCE
Position: Supervisor, Certified Computer Forensics Analyst
Division: Criminal Investigations
Phone: (479) 709-5129
Email - Direct: Bowers@FortSmithPD.org
             Unit: CyberCops@FortSmithPD.org
   
Description
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 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 Special Investigations Unit and is a certified Computer Forensics Examiner.
Joseph Armer Identification Division Supervisor
Name: Joseph Armer
Position: Sergeant
Division: Criminal Investigations
Phone: (479) 709-5036
Email - Direct: JArmer@FortSmithPD.org
             Unit: CyberCops@FortSmithPD.org
   
Description
Sergeant Armer serves the Fort Smith Police Department as the supervisor of the Identification Office. Detectives assigned to the Identification Office are fingerprint examiners and crime scene investigators. Sergeant Armer has been employed with the Fort Smith Police Department since 2002. He has served the police department as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective and a patrol shift supervisor. Sergeant Armer holds a Bachelorís Degree from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and is a graduate of the National Forensic Academy.

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