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Joseph K. Armer

Campus Police Officer
Security
Joseph Armer is from Paris, Arkansas, where he lives with his wife, daughter and two sons. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a 2009 graduate of the National Forensic Academy. Joseph served the Dardanelle Police Department for 3 years and the Fort Smith Police Department for over 17 years. While at the Fort Smith Police Department, he served as a patrol officer, field training officer and a crime scene investigator. He also served as a patrol supervisor and criminal investigations supervisor. As a supervisor, he managed the crime scene unit, sex offender coordinator’s office, crimes against children unit, the evidence vault and the computer forensics unit.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Accomplishments

  • Graduate of the National Forensic Academy, Certified International Association for Identification Tenprint Examiner
  • Certified International Association for Identification Crime Scene Analyst
  • Active member of the International Association for Identification
  • Active member of the Louisiana Division of the International Association for Identification
  • Qualified as an expert witness in State court in both fingerprint examination and crime scene investigation disciplines

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Fingerprint Comparisons
  • Criminal Investigations