Officer of the Year Luncheon
December 12, 2023
Benton Event Center
Please join Attorney General Tim Griffin on December 12, 2023 at the Benton Event Center to recognize outstanding law enforcement winners from each of the 75 counties in the state of Arkansas. Out of this amazing group, the 5 regional winners will also be featured. The statewide Officer of the Year will be announced. General Griffin will also present Valor Tributes to the families of fallen officers.
Cyber Tradecraft to Identify Traffickers and Victims
January 9 – 11, 2024
Attorney General’s Office
During each day, training participants can join sessions that vary from Intelligence-led Investigations to Building the Case for Prosecution. Victims are also central to the training, with a focus on how to interact with them throughout the case process and other sessions including making them a central focus in the Skull Games training. The days will be filled with extensive information and opportunity for our law enforcement officers to utilize as they continue to deal with human trafficking cases across the state.
De-escalation & Intervention: Policies, Protocols & Practices
April 18, 2024
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Southern Arkansas University
An officer’s ability to successfully preempt escalation and when necessary, emotionally de-escalate an intensifying situation is absolutely critical. This is a complex task requiring specialized training and a well-developed ability to understand human nature, identify and interpret the source of intense emotions and implement strategies that effectively allow officers to demonstrate unwavering professionalism, even in the face of extreme provocation. This course will help officers effectively “lower the temperature” of potentially incendiary encounters and better assist in avoiding legitimately avoidable uses of force. During this 8-hour course, we use current events and a wide array of the latest videos to bring reality into the course, students will quickly grasp the necessary concepts of interaction that will allow them to immediately utilize the skills taught in the class during their next street encounters.