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The Arkansas State Police (ASP) Sergeant is responsible for the work activities of subordinate State Troopers within an assigned unit. This position is governed

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Supervises a small to medium-sized staff of protective service workers and administrative support staff by approving leave, training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating performance. Performs the duties of a State Trooper by patrolling highways, enforcing traffic and criminal laws, and completing reports. Inspects troopers for personal grooming and appearance; inspects issued equipment and vehicles for cleanliness and proper maintenance and operation and takes corrective actions as needed. Monitors subordinates’ work activities to determine if uniformed enforcement techniques are practiced and that proper safety procedures are followed. Conducts research, develops training programs, conducts certification and in-service training to law enforcement agencies, and presents public safety and prevention programs to the public. Appears in court to testify when subpoenaed. Investigates and submits reports on complaints against subordinates filed by citizens. Responds, with subordinates, to natural disasters, illegal and unruly public crowds, crash sites of aircraft, the scene of hostage situations, man hunts of suspected or known felons, and uprisings of inmate populations in a state correctional facility. May perform specialized duties such as the development and presentation of safety programs, executive protection, drill/training instructor, air pilot, marijuana eradication, inmate services coordination, regulatory functions, K-9, handler or interstate criminal patrol. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of law enforcement methods and techniques. Knowledge of traffic and criminal laws and department policies and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or regulations. Ability to present expert testimony in a court of law. Ability to mediate differences or conflicts between individuals or groups. Ability to enforce criminal and traffic laws. Skill at firing a weapon proficiently and consistently as required by department standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have served for a period of three years as an Arkansas State Police Commissioned Officer, or one year of experience at the Arkansas State Police and two years of experience at a comparable law enforcement agency as established by Arkansas State Police policy.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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