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LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson created the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas on Tuesday.
The task force is being created to study and analyze the best practices and procedures for recruiting, training, and maintaining law enforcement officers in Arkansas. The task force will make recommendations to the Governor on enhancing trust between law enforcement and communities, and improvements or changes needed to enhance the profession of law enforcement to ensure compliance with standards.
The task force will be chaired by Fred Weatherspoon, Deputy Director of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. The remaining members of the task force are:
Governor Hutchinson said, "This is not going to be a static task force. It's going to be dynamic. It's going to be listening to the community. It's going to be addressing the serious issues that we've seen reflected across the country."
The task force will make its final recommendations to Governor Hutchinson by December 31, 2020. The work of the task force will be concluded upon submission of that final report.
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