Arkansas Law Enforcement Salaries

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median Arkansas law enforcement salaries in 2010 were:

  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $35,670
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $38,070
  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $52,230

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Detective and Criminal Investigator Salaries in Arkansas

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
80
61280
Fort Smith AR-OK
40
63640
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
250
60000
Memphis TN-MS-AR
320
64240
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
30
53330
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
50
31460
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
40
33860

Police Officer and Sheriff Salary in Arkansas

The average police officer and sheriff salary in Arkansas is largely dependent upon the locality in which you work and, of course, the town’s budget and allocated salary structure. For example, the starting salary of police officers working for the Fayetteville Police Department is $33,306 with the potential to earn up to $47,267. Here are some of the other law enforcement salaries in Fayetteville:

  • Deputy Chief of Police: $64,228 to $97,884
  • Police Captain: $55,377 to $78,459
  • Police Chief: $74,353 to $113,314
  • Police Lieutenant: $47,838 to $67,776

Likewise, the Jonesboro Police Department offers their police officers, both certified and non-certified, a starting salary of $31,123.

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officer Salaries in Arkansas

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
750
36940
Fort Smith AR-OK
660
33180
Hot Springs AR
210
41400
Jonesboro AR
250
35980
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
1630
42710
Memphis TN-MS-AR
3840
46970
Pine Bluff AR
170
39800
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
300
46810
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
360
30820
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
700
29970
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
600
31150
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
400
31850

State Trooper Salary in Arkansas

According to the Arkansas State Police, the starting state trooper salary in Arkansas is $36,000 after completion of troop school. There is also additional discretionary pay up to $1,200 annually for certification. Furthermore, state troopers in Arkansas are given the following benefits:

  • Employee and family health insurance paid
  • Retirement contributions paid
  • Career service pay after 10 years

Police Supervisor and Detective Salaries in Arkansas

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
150
53810
Fort Smith AR-OK
70
51150
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
250
63640
Memphis TN-MS-AR
210
65420
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
40
39390
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
60
43100
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
50
43890
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
50
39620

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