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    Rutledge Hosts NWA Law Enforcement Training

    September 6, 2018

    Says, ‘I am proud to be able to offer these trainings around the State’

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today hosted a law enforcement training event in northwest Arkansas. The free training and educational opportunity for the law enforcement community, including police, prosecutors and criminal justice personnel was held at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

    “Law enforcement training is an important service I provide as Arkansas’s chief law enforcement officer,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am proud to be able to offer these trainings around the State to ensure that Arkansas officers are prepared and trained on a number of different situations to best protect our communities. I look forward to expanding these types of trainings in the years to come.”

    Today’s participants heard from Drug Enforcement Administration Little Rock District Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Justin King, Arkansas Department of Human Services Recovery Coordinator Jimmy McGill, Kim Arnold with the Arkansas Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Rickey Phillips with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. And from the Attorney General’s Office, participants heard from Deputy Attorneys General Chuck Harder and Will Jones, Nurse Investigator Vicki Jones and Special Agents Dane Pedersen and Michael Thatch.

    Last year, Rutledge announced a new initiative to offer training outside of central Arkansas after the overwhelming success of the annual Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit. Trainings have been held in both northwest and northeast Arkansas, providing easier access to training for the officers. Registration is open for the 2018 Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit, to be held Oct. 2 at the Benton Event Center.

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