ASP News Releases

GRADUATING TROOPERS HEADED TO ASSIGNMENTS ACROSS ARKANSAS

July 18, 2019

  (LITTLE ROCK) - Thirty-six Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits have graduated tonight and will arrive in the coming days at their new assignments within the department’s Highway Patrol Division.  The graduates are filling highway patrol …   - Read More >


“OBEY THE SIGN OR PAY THE FINE”:  ADDED LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE AND ASSIGNMENTS AIMED AT STOPPING SPEEDERS

July 15, 2019

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas law enforcement officers will be working overtime shifts and regular patrols committed to the assignment of making state highways and streets safer by stopping drivers who don’t obey the speed limit.  The special …   - Read More >


JULY 4th HOLIDAY DRIVERS BEWARE: “DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER”

June 28, 2019

Additional Information Contact:
Highway Safety Office – Ann Whitehead
(501) 618-8133 – ann.whitehead@asp.arkansas.gov

     

 (LITTLE ROCK) – Celebrating the Fourth of July typically means travel plans for Arkansans and others who will be …   - Read More >


ARREST IN LINDA COLLINS-SMITH HOMICIDE

June 14, 2019
  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and Deputies of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, in coordination with the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, have arrested one person …   - Read More >

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN SHOOTING; STATE POLICE CID ASKED TO INVESTIGATE

June 10, 2019

  William James Beck, 41, of Shirley (Van Buren County) died Sunday evening (June 9, 2019) during a reported exchange of gunfire with Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputies.

  Authorities within the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department have …   - Read More >


ROBBERY SUSPECT FLEES, WOUNDED IN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH STATE POLICE

May 29, 2019

A man believed to reside in Springdale was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Arkansas State Troopers today during a pursuit and brief armed standoff along the northbound lanes of Interstate 49.  The suspect was taken to a Washington …   - Read More >


NORTHEAST ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS SHARE TOP HONOR,  OTHERS RECOGNIZED AT ARKANSAS STATE POLICE AWARDS CEREMONY

May 22, 2019

   (LITTLE ROCK) – Corporals Rockey Rapert of Harrisburg and Brandon Bennett of Blytheville were presented the prestigious Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award today during the annual state police awards ceremony.  The recipient of the …   - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PREPARED TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO MOTORISTS: “CLICK IT OR TICKET”

May 15, 2019

 As Arkansas families begin to make plans for summertime road trips and vacations, law enforcement officers are urging motorists to obey the law and buckle their seat belts.  Beginning next week additional patrol assignments have been …   - Read More >


STATE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE FORT SMITH IN-CUSTODY DEATH

April 19, 2019

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of Darrell K. Hays, II, 51, of Fort Smith.  Hays died earlier today at the Sebastian County Detention Center in Fort Smith while being booked into the jail by Fort Smith police officers. …   - Read More >


“DRIVE HIGH – GET A DWI”:  ARKANSAS JOINS REGIONAL ENFORCEMENT PLAN STRIKING AGAINST DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVING

April 16, 2019

   Law enforcement agencies across six states will increase patrol officer presence on roads and highways beginning later this week as part of a regional plan aimed to reduce incidents of drug impaired driving.

   Beginning Friday (April …   - Read More >