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
Law 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.
Nominate 2019 Officer of the Year by August 20.
Download nomination form.
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.
Check our trainings page for upcoming trainings.
Law Enforcement Manual
The 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.