Law Enforcement Summit

Tuesday, October 1
Benton Event Center

2018 Officers of the YearAttorney General Rutledge will offer free training sessions for law enforcement and recognize outstanding law enforcement officers from each county.

The agenda includes the following sessions.

Eyewitness Identification

Chief William Brooks has enjoyed a 38-year career in law enforcement and is a certified eyewitness identification trainer. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Eyewitness Identification and served as a member of the committee at the National Academy of Sciences, which examined eyewitness identification research.

Online Investigations: Tools, Tips, and Tricks

Lauren Wagner is a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, where she coordinates and provides training on high-tech crime investigations and forensics to local, state and federal justice and public safety agencies. She provides technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in active cases, prepares training curricula, teaches SEARCH investigative courses and speaks at conferences throughout the United States.

Marijuana 101

Chris Halsor has practiced law in Colorado for 18 years. He was a prosecutor for 14 years and currently owns the Law Office of Chris Halsor and is of counsel for the Molly Jansen Law Group. In 2014, he founded Understanding Legal Marijuana, LLC to provide education, training and consulting surrounding all aspects of legal marijuana. He is one of the country’s foremost experts on legal marijuana and marijuana impaired driving. He has provided training to law enforcement, prosecution and public safety audiences throughout the country and in Canada.

This training has been approved for 5 hours of Law Enforcement Standards (CLEST) and 4.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.

The Summit is FREE, but seating is limited. For more information, contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or

Register online to reserve your seat.

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Thursday, November 14
Hot Springs Convention Center
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will host the eigth annual Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit. The luncheon will feature a keynote address by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

The summit will include four breakout tracks: Clinical, Criminal Justice, Education/Prevention and Counseling/Recovery.

Register today as space is limited.

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