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Several dozen black Chevy Tahoes will be dispatched over the next month by Arkansas State Police to apprehend both aggressive and districted drivers. So far this year, data show that troopers have stopped more than 2300 drivers traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour, what they describe as a new and alarming trend. Troopers in Tahoes will also be monitoring for distracted drivers, as well as ticketing those crusing in left-hand passing lanes, prohibited under a new state law. 

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On Thursday, the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas delivered its recommendations to Governor Asa Hutchinson, who established the group in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests around the country. The task force included law enforcement and community activists and delivered 27 recommendations.

After five months of meetings, the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas is getting ready to submit its report and recommendations to Governor Asa Hutchinson. We check back in with KenDrell Collins, an attorney in Little Rock, and Jimmy Warren, a community activist in Conway, who are both members of the task force, to find out more about the work the group has been doing since June.

At a time when police practices are under scrutiny nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr praised Arkansas law enforcement during his Thursday visit to Little Rock. Barr, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton and U.S. Representative French Hill held a roundtable discussion with state law enforcement before taking questions from the media. To watch the full media availability, click here.

On Tuesday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the formation of the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas following weeks of protests in the state and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The task force is made up of 18 members including Black Lives Matter activists and law enforcement officials, as well as city and state leaders.

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Fayetteville Officer Stephen Carr was gunned down while sitting in his patrol car behind the police station Saturday night. Tuesday night, the Northwest Arkansas community poured onto Dickson Street to remember the 27-year-old officer, who had been with the department for just two and a half years, during a candlelight vigil. A procession and public funeral services will held Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.

Hate how it takes forever to be cited for even a minor traffic violation? That agonizing wait in your vehicle as the cop checks your record and writes out the paper ticket? Well, thanks to an emerging technology called eCitation, your traffic ticketing experience will speed on by!

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Lowell PD Adjusts to Using Body Cameras

Jun 18, 2015

Earlier this month, the Fayetteville City Council approved plans for its police department to work with the Springdale police department and the Washington County Sheriff’s office to apply for a grant to help cover the cost of body cameras. Earlier this year, the Lowell Police Department began equipping its police officers with body cameras. For many officers, using the cameras has become second nature.