The UAMS Police Department is officially recognized as the Law Enforcement Agency of jurisdiction for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the most comprehensive services for patients, visitors and staff.

In terms of staffing the department is one of the largest Higher Education law enforcement agencies in Arkansas.

All certified Officers are certified by the Arkansas Department of Minimum Standards. Officers are vested with full police powers while on UAMS owned or leased property. Those powers include but are not limited to arrest, search & seizure and full authority to enforce the laws of the State of Arkansas. Our Security Officer are certified through the International Association For Healthcare & Safety.

Thank you,
Robert Barrentine
Chief of Police