Public Safety

Law Enforcement

As the chief law enforcement officer of the State, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge strives to collaborate with the State's law enforcement leaders to provide free training opportunities and resource materials, such as the Arkansas Law Enforcement Pocket Manual, to support Arkansas's law enforcement community, as well as recognize their dedicated service.

Law Enforcement Summit and Officer of the Year Awards

Attorney General Rutledge recognizes Arkansas State Police Senior Corporal Becky Vacco as the 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

2018 Officers of the YearLaw Enforcement Summit
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Benton Event Center

Attorney General Rutledge will offer free training sessions for law enforcement and recognize outstanding law enforcement officers from each county.

The 17th Annual Law Enforcement Summit agenda, Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEST) credit and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be announced.

Register today online to reserve your seat.

Nominate 2019 Officer of the Year by August 20.
Download nomination form.

Attorney General Rutledge announced Arkansas State Police Senior Corporal Becky Vacco as the 2018 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Oct. 2, 2018.

A record 648 officers from across the state attended the 16th annual Law Enforcement Summit at the Benton Event Center.

Vacco was also recognized as the Northeast Region and Baxter County Officer of the Year. The other Regional Officers of the Year included: Wildlife Officers Troy Sayger and Matt Tenison, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Southeast Region; Corporal Brandon Cook, Arkansas State Police, Southwest Region; Lieutenant Chris Ameling, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Central Region; and Patrolman Lyle Fultz, Fairfield Bay Police Department, Northwest Region.

Seal of the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General2016 Officers of the Year
2017 Officers of the Year
2018 Officers of the Year


Northwest Arkansas Training September 6, 2018
Attorney General Rutledge hosted a law enforcement training Sept. 6, 2018 at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.
Check our trainings page for upcoming trainings.

Law Enforcement Manual

2017 Law Enforcement Pocket Manual coverCover of the 2017 Law Enforcement Pocket ManualsThe Eighth Edition of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Pocket Manual, which provides guidance to officers confronted with fundamental legal issues, is now available to Arkansas officers.

The statutes and rules included are derived from current versions of the Arkansas Code Annotated and the Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure. Additional information is based on current judicial interpretations of statutes and rules.

Criminal law is subject to frequent changes. Therefore, officers should stay current on the law.

Arkansas law enforcement may obtain copies of the 2017 Arkansas Law Enforcement Manual by completing the short online form or emailing

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