41 Arkansas Officers Complete the School of Law Enforcement Supervision
Forty-one law enforcement professionals from across the State graduated in December from the 49th session of the Criminal Justice Institute’s School of Law Enforcement Supervision (SLES), a distinguished four-week program that focuses on leadership and advanced management education for Arkansas law enforcement supervisors. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock with Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane serving as the guest speaker.
The School of Law Enforcement Supervision provides an excellent opportunity for law enforcement professionals to receive a foundation on which they can build progressive careers in leadership. Distinguished lecturers recognized as experts in their profession and other exceptional speakers provide the instruction for this class. Specific program objectives are continually evaluated and carefully selected to ensure the program is meeting the needs of leaders in the field. The standard requirements for SLES are to successfully complete a written examination at the conclusion of each week, and preparation of a research paper on a topic relevant to law enforcement supervision.
Ultimately, this innovative four-week training prepares first-line and advanced level supervisors for increased responsibility within their agencies and communities. Two sessions of the School of Law Enforcement Supervision are held yearly. To complete a session, SLES participants meet once a month over a span of four months.
The following Arkansas officers recently completed Session XLIX of the School of Law Enforcement Supervision:
NOLAN AKE, WASHINGTON COUNTY SHEIFF’S OFFICE
JOHN ALBERSON, JACKSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
MICHAEL BAIN, ARKANSAS STATE POLICE
BRIAN BIGELOW, BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHRIS BURROW, JACKSONVILE POLICE DEPARTMENT
JOE CARTER, ARKANSAS STATE POLICE
JARED COOK, TRUMANN POLICE DEPARTMENT
TODD A. CORNWELL, PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
RON DAVIDSON, ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION
SCOTTY J. DODD, GARLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
JERRY DELL FOLEY, BARLING POLICE DEPARTMENT
JASON FOLLETT, LITTLE ROCK POLICE DEPARTMENT
TYLER D. GAUNT, SHERWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
WADE A. GILLIAM, SALINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
CHRIS C. GOODMAN, ARKANSAS STATE POLICE
KEITH E. GRAHAM, CABOT POLICE DEAPRTMENT
SHAWN HARRIS, POPE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
KEITH HAYS, CLEBURNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
CHAD D. HIPPS, ARKANSAS STATE POLICE
CHRIS HUGGINS, CABOT POLICE DEPARTMENT
BRADLEY T. JONES, U OF A MEDICAL SCIENCES POLICE DEPARTMENT
JAMES LEAN, POPE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
AARON LENDERMAN, CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT
LONELL D. LENOX, HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT
THEDDUS MCRAE, LITTLE ROCK POLICE DEPARTMENT
JAMES SCOTT MEGASON, TEXARKANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
JOHN PHILLIP MURPHY, SHERWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
DUSTIN O’BRIEN, ARKADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
ROBERT S. OLDHAM, LITTLE ROCK POLICE DEPARTMENT
JOHN CHRISTOPHER PORBECK, JONESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
HOWARD REDD, U OF A MEDICAL SCIENCES POLICE DEPARTMENT
DON ROBERTSON, BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
JAROD L. SLAVENS, ROGERS POLICE DEPARTMENT
ERIC STOCKWELL, HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHAD SUTTON, FORT SMITH POLICE DEPARTMENT
KENNETH R. WALKER, LITTLE ROCK POLICE DEPARTMENT
MICHAEL WALLACE, STUTTGART POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHANCEY WARDEN, WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
DEREK WINTER, ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION
LEE WOOD, CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT
DEWEY YOUNG, FORT SMITH POLICE DEPARTMENT
Officers have already been selected for the spring session of SLES. If you wish to attend this fall, letters of nomination are required for officers to attend this specialized course. Nominated officers must have reached the minimum rank of sergeant to attend. Lodging assistance is available for a limited number of participants who reside more than 50 miles outside of the designated training site area. Request for lodging assistance must be included in the letter of nomination.
Heads of law enforcement agencies should direct correspondence and letters nominating their candidates to Dr. Cheryl P. May.
For more information, contact Kimberly Hendricks at (501) 570-8041.