2008 News Release Archives

LAW ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN PLANS UNDERWAY FOR HOLIDAY SEASON: “DRUNK DRIVING. OVER THE LIMIT. UNDER A

December 18, 2008 (Little Rock) – The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office today announced a coordinated law enforcement operation which will commit significant resources toward arresting drunk drivers during the coming holidays. State and local law …  - Read More >

STEALTH PATROL CARS ADDED TO ASP FLEET

December 12, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – Three Arkansas State Police vehicles are being placed into service as roving stealth patrol cars. The cars are unique in that only the right side front quarter panel and passenger door exhibit the familiar Arkansas State …  - Read More >

ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS URGE MOTORISTS TO BUCKLE-UP DURING THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

November 14, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police will be working alongside law enforcement agencies across the state during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period (November 24th – 30th). Together the troopers, local officers and deputies will …  - Read More >

NEW TROOP COMMANDERS PROMOTED - COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS IN CID & TRAINING

October 14, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police Commission today approved the recommendation of Colonel Winford E. Phillips, Director of the Arkansas State Police, to promote Lieutenants Keith Eremea, 52, of Russellville and Jeff Jester, 48, of …  - Read More >

Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest: ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS AIMED AT IMPAIRED DRIVER SET TO

August 14, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – As millions of Americans begin planning one last summertime getaway, more than 10,000 police agencies across the country are preparing to join in a concerted enforcement crackdown known as Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. …  - Read More >

PREPARATORY TROOPER ACADEMY GRADUATES RECOGNIZED IN CLOSING CEREMONIES

July 18, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – Eighteen high school students from across Arkansas have completed a one-week preparatory trooper training regimen and graduated today in ceremonies at Arkansas State Police Headquarters. The graduates were presented …  - Read More >

TWO ASP RECRUIT CLASSES WRAP-UP STUDIES AND TRAINING – 40 NEW TROOPERS READY FOR SERVICE

July 03, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – Forty Arkansas State Police Academy Recruits, representing classes 2008-A and 2008-B graduated this afternoon in ceremonies at the Arkansas State Capitol. The recruits received their oath of service from Fourth Judicial …  - Read More >

STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES TROOP G PROMOTION

May 13, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police Commission today approved the recommendation of Colonel Winford E. Phillips, Director of the Arkansas State Police, to promote Corporal Darren Neal to the rank of sergeant. Sergeant Neal, 41, of …  - Read More >

SAFETY BELT ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN SCHEDULED

May 13, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police and local law enforcement agencies are targeting safety belt traffic enforcement operations in an attempt to reduce the number of nighttime fatal motor vehicle crashes. According to an analysis …  - Read More >

PREPARATORY TROOPER ACADEMY SCHEDULED FOR ARKANSAS TEENS

May 06, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – The fourth annual Arkansas State Police Preparatory Trooper Academy has been scheduled for July 13 – 18 at the department’s Little Rock training academy. Applications are being accepted from high school students who are …  - Read More >

CORPORAL WILSON RECEIVES HONOR AS TROOPER OF THE YEAR - TOP AWARDS PRESENTED TO ASP PERSONNEL

April 17, 2008 (NORTH LITTLE ROCK) – Corporal Blake Wilson, 51, of Russellville was named the recipient today of the 2007 Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award. Corporal Wilson is a 29-year veteran of the department and is assigned to Highway Patrol …  - Read More >

DUI EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES READIED FOR SPRING TIME YOUTH ACTIVITIES

March 24, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – Officials of the Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office announced plans today outlining a statewide initiative aimed toward alcohol prevention education and enforcement of underage drinking laws. Beginning March 28th …  - Read More >

VAN BUREN COUNTY DRIVER LICENSE TESTING TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

February 08, 2008 Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Driver License Testing in Clinton (Van Buren County) has been temporarily suspended as the result of storm damage to the Community Center located at 273 Factory Road. The center had served as a driver …  - Read More >

VETERAN STATE POLICE SERGEANT KILLED IN ON-DUTY CRASH NEAR MULBERRY

February 04, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Sergeant Richard C. LeBow, 51, of Ozark, died today at approximately 10:25 AM while on duty along Interstate 40 (20 mile marker) near Mulberry. Sergeant LeBow was a 27 year veteran of …  - Read More >

ELECTRONIC MESSAGE BOARDS ADDED TO STATE’S MORGAN NICK AMBER ALERT NETWORK

January 18, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – The statewide Morgan Nick Amber Alert system has been expanded to include twenty-eight electronic message boards erected along some of the most heavily traveled Arkansas highways. Located at twenty-four sites along the …  - Read More >

ICAC SERGEANT PROMOTION APPROVED BY COMMISSION

January 08, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police Commission today approved the recommendation of Colonel Winford E. Phillips, Director of the Arkansas State Police, to promote Corporal Hoyt Harness to the rank of sergeant. Sergeant Harness, 42, …  - Read More >

ASPC SELECTS OFFICERS FOR 2008

January 08, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) - The Arkansas State Police Commission today unanimously approved a motion to appoint Warren Dupwe of Jonesboro as commission chairman. Commissioner Dupwe succeeds former chairman Daniel “Woody” Futrell of Nashville and …  - Read More >

STATE POLICE OFFICES SCHEDULE TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR INTERESTED TROOPER APPLICANTS

January 07, 2008 (LITTLE ROCK) – During the coming weeks Arkansas State Troopers will open the doors to their local offices across the state for a series of town hall style meetings in an effort to answer questions from individuals who may be considering a …  - Read More >