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1500 Justice Drive
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
Criminal Investigation (CID)
Detective Joey Martin

The division's core values are to Identify Crime, Solve Crime, and Obtain Convictions that enhances the quality of life for the citizens and visitors to Poinsett County utilizing a data-driven crime reduction strategy.

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is a multi-task-orientated unit of highly trained and experienced criminal investigators.

It is the commitment of the CID to strive for excellence and professionalism and to provide compassion and understanding while diligently working for the citizens in their time of need. 

Detective Joey Martin started his career at the age 16 as a cadet with the Mesquite, Texas Police Department and then with the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas State Trooper). While serving as a cadet, he attended El. Centro College and South West Texas State University and Majored in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

At the age of 21, he was then accepted to the Regional Police Academy in Arlington, Texas. He worked for Commerce Department of Public Safety where he had a duel role as a Police Officer and Fire Fighter.

In 1989, he moved from the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area to Arkansas and started with the Fordyce Police Department where he worked Patrol, Criminal Investigation, and Admin Assistant as Chief of Police.

He has numerous training hours in various subjects dealing with law enforcement. He was in the first Narcotics Certification Class, Hostage Negotiator, DWI Enforcement, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Investigation, Law Enforcement Instructor, Crisis Intervention, Radar, Cult and Satanism, Gangs, Homeland Security, Terrorism Classes, and has received his Senior Certification.

At the age of 34, he took his first Chief of Police job in Tuckerman in 2000 and became friends with a gentleman by the name of Sheriff Jim Bishop of Jackson County. He began working with the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office in 2004 and worked here until 2009. He returned to Poinsett County Sheriff's Office in 2014.

He is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division with the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office and works with the different state and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. If he may be of any assistance to anyone, please email him at








Det. William Holmes started his career as a patrolman with the West Point, MS Police Department in October 1999.  While serving there, he graduated from the Mississippi Delta Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy located in Moorehead, MS.  In 2001 Det. Holmes went to work for the Horn Lake Police Department where he served as a patrolman, a field training officer, crisis negotiator and a later as a detective.  After leaving Horn Lake, Det. Holmes took a job as the Executive Team Leader- Assets Protection with Target in Jonesboro, AR. He later served as a misdemeanor probation officer here in Poinsett County, and as a part time officer with the Pocahontas and Diaz Police Departments.  During this time he graduated with Bachelors of Arts in both Criminology and Sociology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.


Det. Holmes came to work for the Poinsett County Sheriff Department in May 2013.  During his time here he has served as a patrol deputy and as night shift patrol sergeant, before returning to investigations. 


During his time in law enforcement, Det. Holmes has completed numerous classes in topics such as Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, Negotiations, and Emergency  Medicine.  He currently serves as a Instructor with the Sheriff’s Office where he teaches classes such as Defensive Tactics, Tactical Medicine, and Firearms.  In addition to his various law enforcement certifications, Det. Holmes is also a nationally registered EMT.


Detective William Holmes 
Poinsett County Sheriff's Department 
1500 Justice Ln.
Harrisburg, AR 72432
phone: 870-578-5411
fax:      870-578-4417