Transfers and Promotions

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Arkansas State Troopers are initially assigned for two years in uniformed patrol assignments under the command of the department’s Highway Patrol Division.  Many veteran Troopers choose to remain in a patrol assignment, however upon completion of the initial patrol assignment, State Troopers have the opportunity to transfer within the department to other divisions or operational positions.

Upon completion of three years of service, State Troopers are permitted to sit for a promotional examination.

The supervisory positions open to testing and promotion are the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant.