Public Information Officer

Sergeant Amy Cooper

Located at 2525 Main Street. North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114 – Phone Number 501-771-7109

Email: PIO@nlrpolice.org

The North Little Rock Police Department has made a commitment to cooperate fully with authorized news media representatives in their efforts to gather factual, public information. The North Little Rock Police Department will make every effort, consistent with accomplishing their police tasks, in providing members of the media with accurate information as dictated by policy in all matters and dealing with the media on current events. The department will not release any information that would jeopardize a criminal investigation or infringe upon an individual’s constitutional rights.


Request for Public Presentations

If you would like the Public Information Officer or any NLRPD Officer to make a presentation to your organization or committee please submit a request via email. Please include specific details about the topic you wish to discuss, any specific Officer(s) that you would like to be present and the exact location, date and time of the presentation.


FOIA Requests

For all FOIA requests please send the appropriate documentation to the Public Information Officer’s email address. FOIA requests will be accomplished as soon as possible if applicable under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act § 25-19-101.



Arkansas Sample FOIA Request

[Your Name]
[Street Address]
[City, ST ZIP Code]


[Date]


[Name of Custodian of Records]
[Title]
[Company Name]
[Street Address]
[City, ST ZIP Code]


Dear [custodian of records]:


Under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act § 25-19-101 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that [Describe the records or information sought with enough detail for the public agency to respond.  Be as specific as your knowledge of the available records will allow. But it is more important to describe the information you are seeking.]


If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $______.  However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of ___________ [Here, you can identify yourself as a representative of the news media if applicable and state that your request is related to news gathering purposes.]  This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act requires a response within three business days.  If access to the records I am requesting will take longer, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.


Thank you for considering my request.


Sincerely,