Rutledge: 16th Annual Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit Early Registration and Officer of the Year Nominations Open
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the 16th Annual Law Enforcement Summit is scheduled for October 2 and is open for early bird registration. The Attorney General is also accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. This year, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will be speaking to participants on his efforts to fight human trafficking. The annual summit is a free training and educational opportunity for Arkansas’s law enforcement community. To accommodate the popularity of the program, the event has changed locations and will be held this year at the Benton Event Center in Benton.
During the luncheon, Attorney General Rutledge will recognize one law enforcement official from all 75 counties in the state. Qualified candidates will have performed admirably in the line of duty within the last year. Nominations will be accepted from police chiefs, county sheriffs, county judges, mayors, prosecutors and other State law enforcement leaders from across Arkansas. The Attorney General will also select the overall Arkansas Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, August 21.
“Our men and women in blue risk their lives on a daily basis to protect and serve our communities,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “It is my duty as the state’s chief law enforcement officer to not only provide leadership, but to honor and acknowledge those in the line of duty for their dedication and service. I always look forward to this widely attended event to directly convey my appreciation to law enforcement statewide.”
The full schedule and list of speakers will be announced at a later date. This Summit is expected to qualify for Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEST) training. The Summit is FREE, but seating is limited. Early registration is now open.