Some law enforcement agencies in Arkansas also operate victim assistance programs within their departments.
Depending on the size of the law enforcement agency, the first officer on the scene may not be the individual who completes the investigation.
When a law enforcement agency makes an arrest, the arrested person may or may not be immediately jailed.
In less serious crimes, an offender may only be issued a citation ordering that they appear in court on a certain date.
When a crime occurs, law enforcement officers are normally the first to respond.
These officers may need to provide protection and assistance to persons with physical injuries and/or emotional trauma.
Arkansas offers a wide range of services, such as shelter, cash assistance, and counseling.