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Rogers Chief of Police Passing

Rutledge Statement on the Passing of Rogers Chief of Police, James Allen

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement today after learning that Chief James Allen of the Rogers Police Department passed away:

“I am saddened by the loss of Chief James Allen. Chief Allen was a long-time officer in northwest Arkansas and never wavered, despite a yearlong battle with cancer, from his oath to keep the citizens of Rogers safe from harm. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire law enforcement communities of Bentonville, Rogers and the greater northwest Arkansas region, as well as Chief Allen’s family and friends.”

Chief Allen led the Rogers Police Department from April of 2011 until his passing. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Police of the Bentonville Police Department for 22 years.

Child Safety Poster Contest

Rutledge Encourages Participation in Child Safety Poster Contest

Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Passing of State Senator David Wyatt

Rutledge Mourns Passing of State Senator David Wyatt

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today attended funeral services for State Senator David Wyatt. Rutledge released the following statement:

“Senator David Wyatt was a tireless advocate for the people of his home community of Rosie, and all of those that call Independence County home. From his service as County Judge to his tenure at the State Capitol, Senator Wyatt helped countless families, and paved the way for growth and opportunity in my home community. My family and I have lost a great friend, and I extend my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his wife Deborah and their entire family.”

Rutledge was born and raised in Batesville in Independence County.

Honored to Serve as Arkansas’s AG

Rutledge Honored to Serve as Arkansas’s Attorney General

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Leslie Rutledge, of Little Rock, was sworn in as Arkansas’s 56th Attorney General today. Rutledge, the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history elected to the Office, issued the following statement:

“The people of Arkansas have entrusted me with an enormous responsibility of serving as their Attorney General, and I am honored and humbled by their confidence. My office will work every day, and make it the highest priority, to protect the well-being of all Arkansans from criminals, internet predators, scam artists and an overreaching federal government."

Rutledge took the oath of office in the House Chamber of the Arkansas State Capitol with several family members and friends observing from the House Gallery. She was escorted onto the House floor by her father, former Circuit Judge Keith Rutledge.

Rutledge, a native of Batesville, Arkansas, joined Governor Asa Hutchinson, Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, Secretary of State Mark Martin, Auditor of State Andrea Lea, Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan and Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston at today's inaugural ceremonies.

Rutledge Announces Mobile Office Locations for October

Rutledge Announces Mobile Office Locations for October

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced mobile office locations for October.

Attorney General Rutledge created the mobile office initiative during her first year in office to make the office accessible to everyone, particularly to those who live outside the capital city. In both 2015 and 2016, office hours were held in all 75 counties assisting nearly 1,300 Arkansans.

The Attorney General Mobile Offices assist constituents with consumer related issues in filing consumer complaints against scam artists. Staff will also be available to answer questions about the office and the other services it offers to constituents. Rutledge believes there is no issue too small for her staff to have a face-to-face conversation.

Rutledge continues her partnership that began in 2016 with local law enforcement across the State to offer prescription drug take back boxes. Law enforcement will be at all mobile offices to handle a secure box and properly dispose of the prescriptions collected. Rutledge encourages Arkansans to bring their old, unused or expired prescription medications to an upcoming mobile office.

For more information about services provided by the Attorney General’s office, visit or call (501) 682-2007. Rutledge can also be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at

The upcoming mobile office schedule is below:

Lawrence County

Tuesday, October 10

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lawrence County Library

115 W. Walnut St.

Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Pike County

Thursday, October 12

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Glenwood Senior Activity Center

229 Betty St.

Glenwood, AR 71943

Newton County

Thursday, October 19

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Newton County Senior Center

100 E. Clark St.

Jasper, AR 72641

Sebastian County

Tuesday, October 24

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Fort Smith Senior Activity Center

2700 Cavanaugh Road

Fort Smith, AR 72908

Union County

Thursday, October 26

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Hudson Senior Center

900 Green St.

El Dorado, AR 71730

Franklin County

Tuesday, October 31

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Franklin County Senior Center

222 N. Vine St.

Charleston, AR 72933

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