Pictured, from left to right, are UA Little Rock Assistant Police Chief Rommel Benjamin; UA Little Rock Former Police Chief Brad King; UA Little Rock Police Chief Regina Wade-Carter; Dr. Jerry Ganz, vice chancellor for finance and administration; and Gary Sipes, executive director of the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police. Photo by Angie Faller.

UA Little Rock Police Department Earns Accreditation

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Police Department has earned accreditation from the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Police Department Earns Accreditation”

Parker Lehnen graduated in the spring 2021 semester with a bachelor's degree in applied communication. Photo by Ben Krain.

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT ON PARKER LEHNEN

Parker Lehnen, a native of Van Buren, Arkansas, graduated this semester with a bachelor’s degree in applied communication. He eventually wants to work in higher education so he can advocate for students with disabilities. He also aspires to speak at conferences on Autism awareness.  Continue reading “GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT ON PARKER LEHNEN”

Thompson Describes Life as ‘Triple Threat’ of being a Black Female Police Officer

Throughout almost three decades in law enforcement, Sgt. Marilyn Thompson has often felt conflicted about how gender and race have impacted her career as a police officer.  Continue reading “Thompson Describes Life as ‘Triple Threat’ of being a Black Female Police Officer”

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UA Little Rock, Emergency Management office host sports event risk management training Feb. 12-13

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Police Department, in partnership with the City of Little Rock Office of Emergency Management, will host the Sports Event Risk Management workshop Feb. 12-13.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock, Emergency Management office host sports event risk management training Feb. 12-13”

A new UA Little Rock Campus Police community liaison officer program is headed up by Assistant Police Chief Benjamin Rommel, center. Patrolmen Gavin Hurst, left, will serve as a community liaison officer, while Corp. Gary McGee, right, will serve as the campus housing liaison officer. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock police department starts community liaison officer program

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Police Department is hoping to make long-lasting connections with the campus community and surrounding neighborhoods with the start of a community liaison officer program.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock police department starts community liaison officer program”

UA Little Rock police offering Active Shooter training

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Police Department offers a course in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events – or CRASE training – to all interested faculty, staff, and students. Continue reading “UA Little Rock police offering Active Shooter training”

Assistant Chief Johnny Smith

Assistant Chief Smith becomes first UA Little Rock officer to complete FBI National Academy

After 23 years on the job, Assistant Chief Johnny Smith, 52, of Little Rock, has become a familiar presence on campus, earning the moniker of “Officer Friendly” for his upbeat, polite attitude while protecting the university community.  Continue reading “Assistant Chief Smith becomes first UA Little Rock officer to complete FBI National Academy”