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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.