Rutledge Announces Law Enforcement Training in NEA
Regional training April 9 in Pocahontas
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a training opportunity for law enforcement officers in northeast Arkansas on April 9. This is the second year Attorney General Rutledge is offering the training event to supplement the annual Law Enforcement Summit. This year’s event, which will be held at Randolph County Development Center on the campus of Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, will once again provide free training and educational opportunities for the law enforcement community.
“As Arkansas’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer, it is important to me to provide continued training for our law enforcement officers around the State,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “The annual Law Enforcement Summit is one of our most popular events and these additional free trainings bring this opportunity to officers outside central Arkansas.”
This marks the first time the training has been offered in northeast Arkansas, allowing local officers easier access to the training.
Attendees will receive training on fighting the opioid epidemic in Arkansas from the Drug Enforcement Administration Little Rock District Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Justin King and Drug Enforcement Administration Little Rock District Office Diversion Group Supervisor Irvin Reaves and Exodus Project Recovery Coordinator Jimmy McGill. Kim Arnold with the Arkansas Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Dianne Skaggs with the Mental Health Council of Arkansas will also provide training on crisis intervention.
Attorney General office attorneys will also be presenting in their area of expertise; Senior Assistant Attorney General Tammera Harrelson, Nurse Investigator Vicki Jones and Special Agents Dane Pedersen and Michael Thatch will discuss elder abuse, Deputy Attorney General Chuck Harder and Senior Assistant Attorney General Shawn Johnson will discuss protecting Arkansans from scams and identity theft and Deputy Attorney General Will Jones will discuss cyber crime investigations.
Registration is now open for the April 9 event, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. This training has been approved for 4.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit and 5 hours of Law Enforcement Standards credit.