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Don’t risk it on 4/20: Drive high, Get a DUI

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with Arkansas law enforcement to urge drivers to stay sober behind the wheel. This upcoming Saturday, April 20, 2024, marks the unofficial marijuana “holiday,” and there will likely be an increase in marijuana use. Marijuana laws are changing constantly across the…

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‘Operation Hart’ tackles human trafficking in Northeast Arkansas

Five women believed to be victims of human trafficking were offered services and another 30 local victims were identified as part of Operation HART (Human Anti-Trafficking Recovery Team), which took place in Jonesboro earlier this month. One suspected trafficker was identified. Arkansas State Police (ASP) and members of the Arkansas Human Trafficking Council conducted…

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ASP seized more than 11,000 pounds of illegal drugs and $1.4 million from Arkansas Highways in 2023

In 2023, Arkansas State Police (ASP) saw a significant rise in illegal drug seizures during traffic stops compared to the previous year. ASP's Interstate Criminal Patrol (ICP) identified 138 significant seizures in 2023. The amount of cocaine seizures showed a significant increase, with a total of 353 pounds confiscated in 2023. The street value of…

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52 state police recruits commissioned into service

Largest class in 46 years Fifty-two certified officer recruits became Arkansas State Troopers tonight during a graduation ceremony at Camp Robinson, making it the largest graduating class since 1977. The new Troopers were among an initial field of 230 applicants who were tested and interviewed before entering a 10-week training program, where they completed approximately…

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Coach Pittman helps kick off ASP Defensive Line Recruitment Campaign

Arkansas Razorbacks Coach Sam Pittman and Razorbacks football standout David Bazzel are supporting Arkansas State Police by rolling out a new recruitment video in time for Labor Day weekend. "I'm recruiting for Arkansas State Police.They're Arkansas' real defensive line," Coach Pittman says playfully in the video.  The social media campaign is part of the ASP's…

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ASP returns escapee and accomplices to Arkansas

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, an Arkansas State Police aircraft landed in east Arkansas carrying recaptured inmate Samuel Paul Hartman, 39, Hartman’s wife Misty Hartman, 39, and his mother Linda Annette White, 61. ASP Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigators interviewed Hartman before returning him to Arkansas Department of Corrections custody. The two…

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