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COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS TO TROOPS C & F COMMANDER POSITIONS

June 18, 2010 (LITTLE ROCK) - Colonel Winford E. Phillips, Director of the Arkansas State Police today announced his recommendations to the Arkansas State Police Commission to promote Lieutenants Rick Dickinson and Jimmy Smith to serve as captains and troop commanders respectively in Highway Patrol Division Troop C, headquartered at Jonesboro and Troop F, headquartered at Warren. The recommendations were approved during a regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission. Captain Dickinson, 56, of Paragould, most recently has been commander of State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Company F headquartered at Jonesboro. Captain Dickinson is a 34 year veteran of the department. Captain Smith, 54, of El Dorado, most recently has been in an acting commander’s role at Troop F and is a 30 year veteran of the department.