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COMMISSION APPROVES DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTION

August 13, 2015

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Two veteran Arkansas State Troopers were promoted to the rank of major today during a regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.

  The division commander promotions and three others were presented to commissioners for consideration by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.

  Captain Ron Stayton was promoted to the rank of major.  Stayton, 57, of Pine Bluff, is a thirty-year veteran of the department.  Major Stayton is commander of the State Police Crimes Against Children Division.

  Captain Lindsey Williams was promoted to the rank of major.  Williams, 57, of Searcy, is a thirty-year veteran of the department.  Major Williams is commander of the State Police Regulatory Division.

  Lieutenant David Sims, 55, of Pine Bluff, currently assistant commander of Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop E (Pine Bluff), was promoted to the rank of captain.  He is a twenty-five year veteran of the department.  Captain Sims will assume new duties as Troop E commander.

  Sergeant David Cooper, 45, of Benton, currently a post supervisor assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A (Little Rock), was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.  He is a twenty-year veteran of the department.  Lieutenant Cooper will assume new duties as assistant commander, Highway Patrol Division Troop K (Hot Springs).

  Corporal Jeff Whitlock, 40, of Little Rock, currently assigned to the department’s Office of Professional Standards, was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  He is an eleven year veteran of the department.  Sergeant Whitlock will remain assigned to State Police OPS.