Arkansas State Police

  • Agency: Arkansas State Police
  • Address: One State Police Plaza Dr, Little Rock, 72209 AR
  • Chief: Colonel Winford E Phillips (Director)
Phone: 501-618-8000

Arkansas State Police is located at One State Police Plaza Dr, Little Rock, 72209 AR. The Director of the department is Colonel Winford E Phillips. The Arkansas State Police phone number is 501-618-8000.

Arkansas State Police News

Last week, Troop I's Trooper Nathan Holder, along with Deputy Zach Graham with the Searcy County Sheriffs Office, stopped by Head Start at St. Joe School. Trooper Holder talked to the students about what police officers do every day, and reminded them that we are always around to help them. Of course, you can't go see a group of young children without letting them try out the patrol car lights and siren!. Trooper Holder and Deputy Graham not only enjoyed their time at the school, but they left with pictures and notes from all the students!!

Well, our contest winner Zayne got his visit from Cpl. Mitch Grant today!!! We are liking the addition of the "big hat" to Zayne's uniform!!!

ARKANSAS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING CLARKSVILLE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 6:36 this evening, (Saturday, November 04, 2017) in the city of Clarksville, Johnson County. Nyung Kyee, 56, has been identified as the individual who died after he reportedly brandished a knife at a local law enforcement officer. A Clarksville Police Officer was attempting to make a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Kyee at the intersection of Taylor Street and Cline Road in Clarksville. According to initial statements, upon Kyee coming to a stop he immediately stepped out of the vehicle and brandished the weapon. The officer fired their weapon striking Kyee, who was pronounced dead on scene. The body will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for examination. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. Questions relating to the identity of law enforcement officer or their administrative status should be directed to Clarksville Police Department. Upon completion of the investigation, state police special agents will submit an investigative file to the Johnson County prosecuting attorney for consideration to determine whether use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer was justified as defined by state laws.

Our thoughts and prayer are with Texas DPS tonight, as they lost one their own today. #bluefamily “It is with heavy heart that we must notify our fellow Texans that State Trooper Thomas Nipper died in the line of duty today,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Today Texas and our DPS family lost one of our finest. Trooper Nipper was a hard-working and selfless man, who proudly served and protected the people of this state. His commitment to duty and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this extremely difficult time.” Trooper Nipper was commissioned as a Trooper in January of 1983, and he was stationed in Temple, Texas. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Last week, Troop I's Trp. Nathan Holder spent some time with kids at the Trunk Touch Event at Leslie Intermediate School. This was an awesome event where kids could get the opportunity to explore emergency vehicles, not just look at them! Trp. Holder was on hand to let the kids in attendance see how it felt to be behind the wheel of his patrol car!

BATESVILLE OFFICER INJURED IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING; ASP INVESTIGATING The Batesville Police Department has asked for the assistance of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division after an officer involved shooting that occurred last night left one of their own injured. Around 7:40 PM yesterday evening (November 3rd), a Batesville Police Department officer responded to a residence located on Neeley Street in Batesville. The officer made contact with Marvin Stair, 44, who immediately fired a gun at the officer striking him multiple times. The officer returned fire, retreated to cover, and called for assistance. According to initial statements, as additional officers were arriving at the residence, Marvin Stair appeared from the front door of the home and pointed a rifle at them, leading police to fire on the suspect. Stair was pronounced dead at the scene. His body will be turned-over to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for examination. Questions relating to the identity or administrative status of the injured officer or other officers involved in the shooting should be directed to the Batesville Police Department. Upon completion of the investigation, Arkansas State Police Special Agents assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division will present an investigative file to the prosecuting attorney for determination of whether use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas laws.

#findthetrooperfriday And the answer is... The Arkansas City Commercial District, which encompasses the three oldest surviving commercial buildings in Arkansas City, Arkansas. They are located along Sprague (4th) Avenue, between Kate Adams (1st) Street and De Soto Avenue, and are a reminder of a once-thriving commercial district in the city. The Cotham Drug Store, a two-story brick building from c. 1900, stands near the corner of Sprague and De Soto, facing south. The Red Star Grocery, built 1900, stands to its right; it is also a two-story brick building, but its facade has been altered, replacing a recessed doorway with a flush one. The third building is the Ramus Brothers Market, which stands on Sprague Street, was built in 1910 out of poured concrete. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

And the WINNER of our costume contest is.... Zayne!!! Congrats on getting the most "Likes" with over 250 in just 24 hours! We will be coming to see you soon!!! And a big thanks to all the other parents who sent in photos of our Jr. Troopers. We love seeing them!!

CONTEST TIME!! Thank each of you for sending in your children's pictures! We loved seeing them, and we are excited to see who the winner is! Here's how to play: Just "Like" your favorite Jr. Officer's picture below! The child that's photo gets the most "likes" might just get a very special visit from an ASP trooper!!! Contest will end TOMORROW, (Friday) @ 1 pm!!

TROOP D INFORMATION - The Drivers License Testing Site in Hazen will be closed today, Friday, November 3rd. If you need assistance, please call Troop D Headquarters @ 870-633-1454.

#findthetrooperfriday Find our troopers! Arkansas is a beautiful place, and every Friday we will post a photo of an ASP Trooper in scenic or historical spot in our state. Do you know where the Trooper is??? We will answer the question at the end of the day!

Earlier today, Troop B's Corporal Daniel Riley and Corporal Robby Stewart assisted a special group of students at Tuckerman High School with a Safe Driving Presentation. This group of 10 Juniors and Seniors are a part of Mrs. Angie Mcghee’s Law Enforcement Class that call themselves the “SAFETY TEAM”. The Safety Team wants to make a difference and raise awareness on safe driving practices of their peers. A video was shown on how crucial it is in roll-over accidents to wear your seat belt. Corporal Riley and Corporal Stewart spoke to approximately 250 High School Students about safe driving practices and laws regarding their age group. The ASP would like to commend the “SAFETY TEAM” for being Consciousness in the attempt to keep our roadways safer!!!

CONTEST TIME!! Thank each of you for sending in your children's pictures! We loved seeing them, and we are excited to see who the winner is! Here's how to play: Just "Like" your favorite Jr. Officer's picture below! The child that's photo gets the most "likes" might just get a very special visit from an ASP trooper!!! Contest will end TOMORROW, (Friday) @ 1 pm!!

TROOP G INFORMATION - The Drivers License Testing Site in Texarkana will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 2nd. If you need assistance, please call Troop G Headquarters @ 870-777-4641.

Troop F's Sgt. Gary Gambill and Tfc. Greg Rowland handed out candy and visited with the kids at the Trunk or Treat Event at Kids First in Warren yesterday! Thanks to Kids First for allowing our troopers to be a part of the event!

#whyiwearthebadgewednesdays Trooper First Class Liz Chapman Assigned to - Public Affairs Office "I never imagined as a child that I would become a police officer. I didn’t play “cops and robbers” as a child. I was never around police officers as I was growing up. I was raised in a military family, where my father, aunt, uncle and grandfather were all pilots, so that is what I always knew I wanted to do. I used to play dress up for hours in my father’s green flight suits, and dreamt of becoming a pilot like him. I grew up in Little Rock, and graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 2002. After high school, I attended Drury University in Springfield, MO on a swimming scholarship, knowing that once I graduated I could try for OSC with the military. I graduated in 2006 and immediately asked my dad to go to the Air Force recruiting office with me. Unfortunately for me, I walked out rejected and depressed. My eye sight (uncorrected) was too poor to become a pilot. I was offered many other positions, but I didn’t want those – I wanted to fly. After 21 years of a dream, it was shot down and I was lost. After the let down, I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a change of pace. There I did what most people who needed a job do – and I started looking in the newspaper for work. I didn’t really have any ideas of what to do; I just knew I needed a job! I saw an opening at a local police department in the city of Sand Springs, and thought to myself it might be an interesting thing to try. I was accepted into the hiring process, and was hired by the Sand Springs Police Department in November of 2006. After attending the Oklahoma State Law Enforcement Academy, I was released to the streets in April of 2007. SSPD ended up being an amazing place to work, learn and become a new police officer. I learned about the brotherhood that is law enforcement from my co-workers, and I learned how to respect and treat everyone around you, no matter who they are. I will always appreciate Chief Mike Carter for giving me the opportunity to learn, and find the love of a career that I never knew I wanted. In 2009, I moved back home to Little Rock and decided to give policing a break. I pondered the idea of going back to school or going in a different direction, but I could never quite get policing off my mind. In 2010 I took a job with the security department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. While there, I quickly realized I needed to be back in law enforcement full time. I applied with the Arkansas State Police, and was hired in January of 2011. I reported for Troop School on January 9th as the only female in my class, with snow falling hard. Troop School was hard - okay - it was extremely hard. I questioned myself, what I was doing, and if I was ready to be a lone trooper on the highways of Arkansas. These questions quickly faded as I became more confident in my abilities, and in myself. My 22 classmates and I graduated Troop School in June and I was assigned to Drew County in Troop F. As a person who had never lived in a small town, Drew County was a shock to my system. At first I thought it would be a difficult transition, but the town of Monticello is full of the kindest, most caring people I have ever had the chance to experience in my life. The Troopers and local officers that I worked with in Troop F will always be my brothers, and there is not one day that goes by that I do not value all they did for me while I was there. In the summer of 2013, I was able to transfer back home to the wild highways of Little Rock. It was a change of pace, but I appreciated the fast moving style and the troopers around me. I quickly had 4 big brothers, and a Sergeant that made us family. In 2015, I was blessed to get the opportunity to join the ASP recruiting team with the task of creating a social media presence for the department. Since 2015, I have been working to provide the public with an insight into what ASP Troopers do on a daily basis. Along with a group of 12 troopers from around the state, I try hard to provide the public with updates, and constant images from our troopers out in the field. Last year, I moved into the position as Public Information Officer for the Arkansas State Police with the intention of continuing the efforts of our community involvement and social media presence. I love this department, and I want the people of Arkansas to see how much pride we as troopers have in being the ones who serve and protect them. It is so much more than a job or a career; being an Arkansas State Trooper is a way of life. I am proud to say that I am an Arkansas State Trooper and I strive each day to uphold the reputation of those who came before me." #knowyourARtroopers

Troop D's Trooper Simpson may or may not have eaten some of their candy...... Thank you Augusta Schools for allowing our trooper to make sure the kiddos are safe this evening!!

It's that time again where we want to see all the best trooper or police officer costumes!!! If you think you can beat the picture below, send yours in! Just send your child's picture in their "uniform" to us in a message, along with their name and age! We will post all of the pictures we receive on our page on THURSDAY morning at 11am, and the contest will begin! Once we post them, we will caption each photo with the child's name and age - the child that's photo that gets the most "likes" might just get a very special visit from a trooper!!! Contest will end FRIDAY @ 1 pm!! ***To take part in the contest, make sure you get us your pictures by 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday)!!!

Our Troopers are brothers, fathers, aunts, mothers - normal people who live ordinary lives. Trooper Ernesto Echevarria of Troop G works each day as an Arkansas State Trooper, while also supporting his brother to reach his goals. We are honored to call Trooper Echevarria one of ours!!! Ernesto Echevarria

#learnthelawtuesdays On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year!! DON'T LET THAT BE YOUR CHILD!!! Today, we are posting the law that concerns walking in residential areas where crosswalks are not present. Section A clearly states that you must YIELD to vehicles. Do not expect vehicles to stop for your children running in the streets, just be extra cautious and make sure they are paying attention at ALL TIMES. There are several easy and effective ways that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury while taking part in the fun tonight!! - Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible. - Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. - Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. - Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours. - When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 27-51-1204. Pedestrians crossing at other than crosswalks. (a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway. (b) Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway. (c) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk. (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.

Over the weekend, there were hundreds of Trunk or Treat events across the state. On Saturday, the Texarkana Auto Museum, along with Pink Behind the Thin Blue Line decorated Law Enforcement vehicles and provided the officers with candy to pass out to the kids. Different agencies including Texarkana Police Department, Miller County Sheriffs Office, and Arkansas State Police participated in this fun event. Troop G's Corporal Bernard Pettit was on hand to represent the ASP, and to make sure all the kids had fun!! Thank you to Pink Behind the Thin Blue and the Texarkana Auto Museum for setting this up and allowing law enforcement in SWA to get involved!!

#sundayisforsharing If you follow our page, you know that usually on Sundays we post stories from our followers on how thankful they are for our troopers on the road - but today we wanted to make sure you all realize that we are thankful for you too. From Troop J's Trooper Corey Earls: "On Wednesday night, I pulled over to assist with a car that had a blown tire on the shoulder of Interstate 40, around the 120 mile marker. When I approached the vehicle, I met Encore and his mother Tara, who were in the middle of their journey moving from Arizona to Georgia. Encore had a smile on his face immediately. Tara informed me that Encore has dwarfism, which causes his blood sugar to drop at times. While I originally made contact with them to make sure they had help on the way, I knew I needed to do more. I offered to take him and his mother to the nearest gas station to get some food for him while their friend stayed with the vehicle and waited on the wrecker. While at the gas station, I began talking with Tara and learned that they had started a foundation to educate people on dwarfism and anti-bullying; they had even written a book for the same purpose! Encore quickly spoke up, and informed me that while on their road trip, Phoenix PD had given him a badge sticker, to which I told him that the Arkansas State Police would not be out done!! Before the family hit the road again, Encore received a ASP teddy bear, a trooper hat, stickers, coloring pages, and we took a few pictures for good measure. At the end of the day, many people would call me cold hearted - but Encore and his mother warmed my heart and put a smile on my face. They reminded me as to the real reason we are all here: to help each other.

On Wednesday of this week members of the Tyronza Police Department, West Memphis Police Department and the Arkansas State Police had the opportunity to visit some students at the East Poinsett Elementary in Tyronza, AR. The students got to visit with law enforcement and see the Arkansas State Police Helicopter land at their school. As you can see by the attached photos, a good time was had by all! Members of the Arkansas State Police included Lt. Barry Saffold, Cpl. Rod Cooper, Cpl. Moye Hawkins and Trooper Steven Payton. Thank you to East Poinsett Elementary for allowing law enforcement to invade your school for a little while!

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be collecting old or expired prescription drugs TODAY (Saturday, October 27th) as part of the 14th National Drug Take Back Event! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, drop by any of the locations easily found at by left-clicking on the Collection Sites/Events & Dropboxes tab, which includes a Google map and search by Zipcode or Collection Site Name.