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TROOP COMMANDER ASSIGNMENTS APPROVED; STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS

October 10, 2013

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Two veteran Arkansas State Troopers have been given assignments to assume new duties as Highway Patrol Troop Commanders.  The assignments were made by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police and recommendations for promotions by Colonel Witt were approved today by the Arkansas State Police Commission.

  Captain Mark Allen, 56, of Little Rock, was approved for a lateral transfer to assume command of Highway Patrol Troop K at Hot Springs.  Captain Allen is a thirty-two year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned to the Highway Patrol administrative headquarters office.

  Lieutenant Alex Finger, 54, of Little Rock, was promoted to the rank of captain and accepted the command of Highway Patrol Troop A.

  Captain Finger is a twenty-nine year veteran of the State Police and most recently was assigned as Troop A assistant commander.

  Sergeant Scott Woodward, 52, of Monticello was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will serve as commander of the State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Company B headquartered at Pine Bluff.

  Lieutenant Woodward is an eighteen year veteran of the department and most recently was assigned as a CID special agent supervisor in Drew County.

  Sergeant Kimberly Fontaine, 48, of Star City, has accepted a reassignment within Highway Patrol Troop E to post supervisor duties in Jefferson County.

  Sergeant Fontaine is a twenty-two year veteran of the department.

  Special Agent (corporal) Noah Shaw, 42, of Melbourne, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume new duties as special agent supervisor in the  Criminal Investigation Division, Company E headquartered at Harrison.

  Special Agent (sergeant) Shaw most recently has worked as a special agent in Izard County and surrounding areas.

  Corporal Gregory Smith, 42, of Little Rock, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will be assigned to Highway Patrol, Troop J post supervisor duties.

  Sergeant Smith is an eleven year veteran of the Arkansas State Police.