Accomplish a Free Arkansas Probation Search (Access Records)

Free Arkansas Probation Search
Find out if someone you know or love is on probation in Arkansas, free of charge.

Perform a free Arkansas probation search to find any offender’s status right away.

Each citizen in the United States has the right to search public records, including probation and parole statuses. Probation is granted for inmates as an alternative to incarceration, allowing them to return to their community with supervision.

Parole is the release of a prisoner to supervision in the community after they’ve completed a portion of their sentence. This streamlined resource provides ways to search for a released inmate’s probation records, any violations they committed, and how to contact their supervising officer in Arkansas.

Conduct an Arkansas Probation Search for Free

Arkansas law includes the Victim Rights Law: Act 1262 of 1997 to provide open public records, updates, information and notifications about offenders to victims of a crime in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Public Safety Crime Information Center maintains records about offenders in the state, including those on probation or parole.1 Arkansas was the first state in the nation to develop an automated system for updating such records.

The center can be contacted by mail at:

Arkansas Department of Public Safety
Crime Information Center
322 S. Main Street, Ste. 615
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-2222

The probation information about these offenders is offered free of charge using the Arkansas Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) criminal case information search tool.

VINE is free and safe for victims and the public to search for criminal case information, including probation records.

The VINE search page for Arkansas provides three methods to search for offenders:

  • Name
  • ID Number
  • Case Number

Searching by the defendant’s name requires only entering two letters in the first and last name fields. The first option allows the user to choose by:

  • An offender or defendant
  • A service provider
  • Registered user’s saved registrations
  • An option for the system to guide them

Once the search is completed and the results page appears, users can choose the offender’s information by clicking on the record details. Details of the offender’s case are shown on the next page. However, viewers need a registered account to log in and see the individual’s date of birth and ID number.

The Arkansas Department of Corrections also offers a free Inmate Search Tool, although it’s limited to current inmates.2 The results include probation information, when available, and a downloadable PDF of all inmates.

The search form allows a probation search in Arkansas with very little information. Only one field is required, but it will return a broad list of offenders.

A screenshot of the inmate search results from the Arkansas Department of Corrections website displaying the individual's picture, full name, DC number, race, PE/TE, facility, birthdate and a send trust or send phone button.
Source: Arkansas Department of Corrections2

The search form includes the following fields:

  • ADC (Arkansas Department of Corrections) Number
  • County
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Facility
  • Gender
  • Offense Category
  • Age
  • Race

Note: There is an option to return results with or without photos.

Once the results are displayed on the screen, the user can choose the inmate they’re looking for by clicking on their name. The following page shows a comprehensive list of details, including any probation information available, and has the option to print or save the page as a PDF.

For more information contact the Department of Corrections at the following address:

Arkansas Department of Corrections
Office of the Secretary
1302 Pike Avenue, Suite C
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Phone: (501)-682-3309
Email: [email protected]

Search Arkansas Probationers via County & City Agencies

Individual municipalities and counties in Arkansas have Freedom of Information Act record requests for public access. The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Section 3 of Act 1653 ensures all citizens have the right to inspect and receive copies of public records from governmental agencies.

Arkansas’ FOIA is termed “the people’s law,” allowing residents to review information and documents from every level of government.

To conduct a probation search in Arkansas through county and city agencies, there are several options available as each county or city offers different avenues to access these records.

Pulaski County: The county does not have a specific search tool to search for probation records, however, information may be found through Case Records Search provided by the Pulaski County Circuit & County Clerks.3

A screenshot showing the Arkansas Judiciary search results displays a lookup tool with criteria such as first, middle, and last name, organization or case description, and details including a full name, party type, case ID, description, filing date, type, and status.
Source: Arkansas Judiciary3

For more information, contact the Pulaski County Circuit/County Clerks at

Pulaski County Circuit/County Clerks
401 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501)-340-8500
Fax: (501)-421-0293
Email: [email protected]

City of Fort Smith: Individual’s probation record can be obtained by submitting a Record Request. This page may require creating an account to proceed with the request.

Alternatively, request can be made in person at:

City of Fort Smith
623 Garrison Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: (479)-784-2201
Fax: (479)-784-2430

Benton County: Benton County Sheriff’s Office Record Division offers Inmate Search Tool that may be useful when looking up probationers. This search tool requires the offender’s name to search, including the race, sex, arrest date or other relevant information will filter the best result.

Contact the record division to verify the results at:

Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Record Division
1300 Southwest 14th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

Phone: (479)-271-1008

Some police departments and sheriff’s offices do not provide an online records request form, but they may still have useful records, and it’s possible to obtain these with a freedom of information act request.

For example, Washington County Sheriff’s Office accepts FOI requests, and provides a FOI Request form to help people submit such a request.4

Contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at the following address:

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
1155 West Clydesdale Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479)-444-5785

Saline County Sheriff’s Office also provides a useful inmate roster, along with an Information Request Form which may be useful for those seeking details about inmates.5

A screenshot displaying an inmate roster from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office website showing the mugshot photo and information such as complete name starting with the last name, booking number, date, charges, bond and a clickable "view profile."
Source: Saline County Sheriff’s Office5

Saline County Sheriff’s Office
735 South Neeley Street
Benton, AR 72015

Phone: (501)-303-5648

Little Rock Police Department accepts Freedom of Information Act Requests and provides information about how to submit them on their website.

Little Rock Police Department
615 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501)-371-4605

Finally, the City of Fayetteville Arkansas Police Department also accepts Freedom of Information Requests.

City of Fayetteville Arkansas Police Department
1800 North Stephen Carr Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72704

Phone: (479)-587-3565

Look Up Probation Violations & Supervising Officer Contact Details in Arkansas

The state Department of Public Safety includes an Arkansas Criminal History (ARCH) Search linking the public with verified criminal history collected by government agencies.6

The search form contains fields for the offender’s name, date of birth and sex. All fields are required, and each search costs $24. If the proper subject is found, records can be viewed and printed with no additional payment. If several offenders are found, the user must pay $24 for each result they view.

The Arkansas Department of Public Safety can be contacted at the following address:

Arkansas Department of Public Safety
One State Police Plaza Dr
Little Rock, AR 72209

Arkansas Criminal History (ARCH) searches are online only, and payment is made with a debit or credit card. Citizens can’t request ARCH records in person or by mail.

The Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts provides the public with an AOC PUBLIC CourtConnect website for searching case information from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, district courts, circuit courts and several counties. The Person Name or Business Name Search requires at least the last name. However, numerous results will be displayed.

Additional information entered into the search form will narrow the records returned.

The results table includes the offender’s ID number, name, case description, party type, filing date and judge. Clicking on the case number opens a new page with docket report results, including additional details.

The Judgment Search allows a probation search in Arkansas by name only. It returns a table with the person’s ID number, name, joint and several designations, dollar amount, judgment status and judgment date. Clicking on the dollar amount brings up a page with the case ID number, case description and docket description.

The case ID number provides additional details about the offender’s judgment.

Searching the Display Case Information & Activities form requires a case ID or citation number (obtainable from the Person Name or Business Name Search). Once the search is run, a new webpage appears with the individual’s docket report results and additional details about their criminal history. Similarly, the Cases Filed by Date Search returns case information by clicking on the offender’s case number.

These searches contain numerous case details and when applicable, probation information and the supervising officers’ names.

The Arkansas Department of Corrections offers an Absconder Search listing all defendants out on release in the community or parole who’ve absconded — not reporting to their probation or parole officer or violating the terms of their release.7

A screenshot of the find an inmate locator, which offers options to search by name or by number, with fields such as first, middle, and last name, race, age, and sex, and displays additional details on the search results lists from the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.
Source: Federal Bureau of Prisons7

Inquirers can click on the interactive map to locate absconders in a particular county. Or they can click the View all button to see a list of all absconders throughout the state.

The results page includes a table listing all absconders, including the person’s:

  • Name
  • PID Number
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Supervision End Date
  • County Supervision
  • Supervising Officer
  • Most Serious Offense

Clicking the “Details” link in the last column brings up a new page with the absconder’s parole and probation information. This information includes their parole/probation office and the name of the officer responsible for them, the county where their parole is issued, begin supervision date, end date and absconded date. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Parole Board’s Office.

How To Verify Who Is on Parole in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department Of Corrections Parole Board provides a Parole Hearing Decision Search Tool that offers the public access to an individual’s parole information.8

The form allows searching by name or ADC Number (Arkansas Department of Corrections) and requires at least one field to be completed. If only a first or last name is entered, the search results will include any offender with that name. If the ADC Number is entered, the results will only contain that person’s parole decision.

The results page only includes parole decisions but supplies the offender ID and ADC numbers if the searcher has neither. Having the ID or ADC number assists in other search options.

If the search results do not yield the information, considering reaching out to the Arkansas Parole Board at:

Arkansas Parole Board
1302 Pike Avenue, Ste. D
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Phone: 501-682-7800
Fax: 501-682-3860

The Arkansas Department of Corrections also offers an Upcoming Hearings Inmate Search that allows citizens to search by one field, including the first or last name or the ADC number.9

The results appear in a table with columns labeled with the inmate’s name, ADC number and date of hearing. Clicking on the inmate’s name brings up a new page with their current incarceration information.

A screenshot of the upcoming hearings inmate details from the Arkansas Department of Corrections website, with a mugshot picture and information including the complete name, ADC number, hearing date, number of probation revocations, current convictions, sentence date, and conviction details.
Source: Arkansas Department of Corrections9

The table includes a link at the bottom to view the Arkansas Department of Corrections inmate profile page.

Contact the Arkansas Department of Corrections for more information at the below address:

Arkansas Department of Corrections
Office of the Secretary
1302 Pike Avenue, Suite C
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Phone: (501)-682-3309
Email: [email protected]

There are many options for citizens who would like to perform an Arkansas probation search, including FOI requests and online databases which are searchable for free.


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