Public Safety

Law Enforcement

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.

2017 Law Enforcement Pocket Manual coverLaw 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.

Arkansas law enforcement may obtain copies of the 2017 Arkansas Law Enforcement Manual by completing the short online form or emailing

Officer of the Year Awards

Marion County 2017 Officer of the Year

Attorney General Rutledge recognizes the contributions of law enforcement from around the State at the annual Law Enforcement Summit.

In 2016, Rutledge expanded the statewide and regional Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards to recognize one law enforcement officer from each of the State's 75 counties. These awards recognize college or university, municipal, county, State and federal law enforcement officers who go above and beyond in the line of duty.

See the 2016 Officers of the Year list and the 2017 Officers of the Year.

Booneville Democrat October 11, 2017

Law Enforcement Summit

Attorney General Rutledge hosts an annual Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit to offer free training by top-notch national presenters on current topics and technologies for Arkansas’s law enforcement community.


On April 11, 2017, the Attorney General's pffice hosted a law enforcement training at the Metroplex Event Center in Springdale.
Check our trainings page for upcoming trainings.
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