2018 News Release Archives
NEW STATE TROOPERS HEADED FOR HIGHWAY PATROL IN 27 COUNTIESJuly 19, 2018
Thirty-eight Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits graduated tonight and will begin their careers patrolling state highways within the department’s Highway Patrol Division. The graduation ceremony was held at Pleasant Valley Country Club, … - Read More >
“OBEY THE SIGN OR PAY THE FINE” CONCERTED STATEWIDE SPEED ENFORCEMENT PATROLS SCHEDULEDJuly 09, 2018
Additional Information Contact:
ASP Highway Safety Office – Ann Whitehead
(501) 618-8133 – email@example.com
(LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas law enforcement officers will launch a concentrated week-long speed enforcement plan … - Read More >
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN OVERNIGHT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGJune 29, 2018
A state police investigation of an overnight officer involved shooting incident in Russellville is continuing today. The investigation will be submitted to the Pope County Prosecuting Attorney to determine if the shooting was consistent … - Read More >
FATAL CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION FOLLOWING EARLIER TRAFFIC STOPJune 22, 2018
Arkansas State Troopers assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash sixteen miles west of Forrest City (St. Francis County). The 44 year-old man … - Read More >
ANNUAL STATE POLICE AWARDS CEREMONY: TROOPER LEVI FLEMING RECEIVES TOP HONORS, OTHERS RECOGNIZEDJune 13, 2018
(LITTLE ROCK) – Trooper Levi Fleming, 26, of Brinkley, was presented the prestigious Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award today during the annual state police awards ceremony.
Trooper Fleming was among a group of more than 30 … - Read More >
STATE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE WEST MEMPHIS POLICE SHOOTINGMay 21, 2018
Authorities of the West Memphis Police Department have requested the assistance of the Arkansas State Police in the investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred late this afternoon (Monday, May 21st) along Interstate 40 west … - Read More >
ARKANSAS AMONG SIX STATES JOINING SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT PLAN CLICK IT OR TICKET BORDER TO BORDERMay 14, 2018
(LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas State Troopers and other participating Arkansas law enforcement officers will join officers in six states next week in a coordinated Click It or Ticket/Border to Border enforcement operation. The plan is aimed at … - Read More >
STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONSMay 10, 2018
The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations of Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police to promote four state troopers. The promotions were announced during a regular meeting of the commissioners … - Read More >
HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP COMMANDERS AND POST SERGEANT PROMOTIONS APPROVEDApril 19, 2018
The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations for the promotions of Highway Patrol Division Troop Commanders and a Troop G Post Supervisor.
Lieutenant Scott Woodward, 56, of Drew County, was promoted to the … - Read More >
STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING ADC OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGApril 06, 2018
Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting resulting in the death of Daniel Allen Yielding, 23, of Paragould.
Searcy County Sheriff’s Department Deputies and … - Read More >
DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH UNDERWAY: U DRIVE – U TEXT – U PAYApril 02, 2018
(LITTLE ROCK) – Law enforcement officers across Arkansas have pledged their united support by participating in the national awareness campaign to stop Distracted Driving. "U Drive – U Text – U Pay" is both an educational initiative and … - Read More >
STATE TROOPER WOUNDED DURING HOT SPRING COUNTY TRAFFIC STOPApril 02, 2018
Arkansas State Trooper Kyle Sheldon was wounded Sunday night (April 1, 2018) when he was shot during a traffic stop at U.S. Highway 270 near Interstate 30 in Rockport (Hot Spring County). Trooper Sheldon was transported to a Hot Springs … - Read More >
STATE POLICE COMMISSION OK’S DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTIONMarch 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 … - Read More >
ASP INVESTIGATING DEADLY SHOOTING IN STUTTGARTMarch 06, 2018
Special Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have been requested to assist the Stuttgart Police Department in the investigation of a deadly shooting that occurred at approximately 7:30 yesterday evening … - Read More >
ASP REQUESTED IN INVESTIGATION OF LONOKE COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGFebruary 15, 2018
A Lonoke County woman was wounded late yesterday evening (February 14, 2018) after she reportedly fired a gun at local law enforcement officers who had responded to a call of shots being fired at 420 E. Holly Street.
When Lonoke County … - Read More >
STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTIONSFebruary 01, 2018
Sergeant Jeff Whitlock, 42, of Little Rock was promoted to the rank of lieutenant today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.
Three recommendations for promotions were presented to the commission for consideration … - Read More >
BENTON COUNTY MAN WOUNDED IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGJanuary 20, 2018
A Benton County man was wounded this afternoon (Saturday, January 20, 2018) after he reportedly pointed a gun at local law enforcement officers who had responded to a disturbance call in Gravette at 407 2nd Avenue, Southeast.
Benton County … - Read More >
NEW DIVISION COMMANDERS AND ASSISTANT TROOP COMMANDER NAMED IN STATE POLICE COMMISSION MEETINGJanuary 11, 2018
Captains Jeffrey Drew and Charles Hubbard were promoted to the rank of major today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission. The promotions were presented to the commission for consideration by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director … - Read More >
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN MONTICELLOJanuary 05, 2018
The Arkansas State Police has been requested to assist in the investigation of a homicide reported last night (Thursday, January 4, 2018) by Monticello Police Officers. Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division … - Read More >
BRINKLEY SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD, THREE WOUNDEDJanuary 04, 2018
Special Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, along with officers of the Brinkley Police Department, are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at approximately 7:15 AM today.
Brinkley officers … - Read More >
DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN OZARK FOLLOWING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGJanuary 03, 2018
A domestic disturbance call to 1004 West School Street in Ozark (Franklin County) has ended in an officer involved shooting. Ozark Police received the call for help and dispatched an officer to the home around 10:19 PM last night … - Read More >