UALR graduate is first woman promoted to assistant chief of police

A UALR graduate was recently promoted to assistant chief of police for the Little Rock Police Department, making her the first woman to hold that position in the department’s 149-year history.

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UALR alumna Alice Fulk was promoted by LRPD Police Chief Kenton Buckner.

Fulk is a 23-year veteran of the department, having been an administrator in the major-crimes division. Fulk said she believed she had “pushed through that glass ceiling,” in a recent Democrat-Gazette news article about her promotion.

“First and foremost, I’m looking at it like I have a job to do. … Chief Buckner had the confidence in me to do it, whether a male or female,” Fulk said, in the article. “But I do hope it opens the door for females in the future to move up the rank.”

Buckner named Fulk, the most senior captain eligible for the promotion by eight years, as “the best person” for the job.

Fulk holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UALR and a master’s in human resources management.

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