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STATE POLICE COMMISSION OK’S DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTION

March 15, 2018

  The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations of Colonel Bill Bryant to promote six veteran state troopers.  The promotions occurred today during a regular monthly meeting of the commissioners.

  Lieutenant Barry Saffold, 54, of Jefferson County, was promoted to the rank of captain.  He is a twenty-eight year veteran of the department.

  Captain Saffold, assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Tactical and Aircraft Section, will assume command authority of the section.

  Lieutenant William Dias, 51, of Jefferson County, was promoted to the rank of captain.  He is a twenty-four year veteran of the department.

  Captain Dias, assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop E, will assume duties as commander of Troop E.

  Lieutenant David Cooper, 47, of Hot Spring County, was promoted to the rank of captain.  He is a twenty-three year veteran of the department.

  Captain Cooper will leave his current assignment as assistant troop commander within Highway Patrol Division, Troop K, and assume new duties as commander of Troop L.

  Corporal Ben Hoyt, 36, of Faulkner County, was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  He is an eighteen year veteran of the department.

  Sergeant Hoyt will be assigned to the department’s Administrative Services Division, Training Section.

  Corporal Tiffany Dycus, 46, of Faulkner County, was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  She is a thirteen year veteran of the department.

  Sergeant Dycus is assigned to the department’s Office of Professional Standards.

  Corporal Kyle Peek, 38, of Hempstead County, was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  He is a thirteen year veteran of the department.

  Sergeant Peek will assume new duties as a post supervisor within the Highway Patrol Division, Troop G.