Law Enforcement Summit

The Attorney General's Office hosts a Law Enforcement Summit each year to recognize the efforts of the State's law enforcement community and provide training to police, prosecutors and criminal justice personnel.

The 2013 Law Enforcement Summit was held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Col. Glenn Road, in Little Rock.

Participants heard presentations from dynamic speakers within the law enforcement community. The event qualified for continuing education credit with the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and the Arkansas Bar Association.

A highlight of the annual event is the Attorney General’s recognition of outstanding law enforcement officers and the presentation of the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. Here are details about the 2013 honorees:

Attorney General McDaniel also paid special tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and their families.

For more information, call the Attorney General’s Community Relations Department at (800) 448-3014 or (501) 682-1020:

Office of Attorney General Dustin McDaniel
ATTN: Community Relations Division
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201


2013 Law Enforcement Summit Event Details

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Watertown, Mass., Police Chief Ed Deveau. His officers were ambushed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. He worked with city, state and federal agencies to ultimately apprehend the surviving suspect within his jurisdiction.
9:35 a.m. Hot Springs Police Chief David Flory is a nationally recognized trainer for the VALOR program, a U.S. Justice Department program designed to help teach officers how to avoid and/or survive deadly encounters. Chief Flory, who is also a licensed paramedic, teaches how to render life-saving medical aid when officers are injured in the field and don’t have time to wait for EMTs to arrive on the scene.
11:30 a.m. Full lunch and presentation of The Attorney General’s 2013 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Recognition.
1:15 p.m. Detective Bill Woolf with the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force will talk about investigating all forms of human trafficking. He was the recipient of the 2013 law enforcement award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and has a wealth of knowledge to share on gang-controlled sex trafficking as well as community awareness, prevention, education and intervention techniques.
2:15 p.m. National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children presentation by Sgt. Jim Gerhardt, Dr. Nicola Erb and Dr. Cheryl May.
3:30 p.m. James Dold and Vanessa Chauhan are representing the Polaris Project, a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.





Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System

Phone: (501) 570-8052