Rutledge hosts 19th annual Law Enforcement Summit – SWARK Today

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LITTLE STONE –Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today hosted the 2021 Law Enforcement Summit at the Benton Event Center. Nearly 300 law enforcement officials from across the state participated in the 19e annual summit and heard from experts on recent issues facing the law enforcement community, including de-escalation, intervention, and recognition of force mitigation opportunities.

“In Arkansas, we don’t fund the police, we defend the police,” Attorney General Rutledge said. “As Chief Law Enforcement Officer, I will take every opportunity to invest in our Men and Women in Blue and honor these brave heroes for what they do every day to protect our state.”

The summit presentations were given by Lieutenant Jim Glennon, Director of Training and Owner of Caliber Press. Lieutenant Glennon’s presentations focused on de-escalation, the keys to effective de-escalation, an introduction to the meaning of force mitigation opportunities and the concept and practice of intervention. Bob McMahan, District Attorney’s Coordinator for Arkansas, briefed attendees on legislative issues that impact law enforcement in the state.

“Communication is the most important of all skills for public safety professionals,” said Lt. Jim Glennon. “We need to impart these skills to defuse situations in order to protect citizens and our fellow officers and I appreciate Attorney General Rutledge for giving us space to continue this crucial training for our men and women in law enforcement. “

Event registration: Attorney General Rutledge to honor Arkansas 2021 officer with the Year, Regional Officer of the Year and County Officer of the Year at a luncheon on January 13, 2022 at the Benton Event Center.


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