New recruits join Jonesboro's police force

New recruits join Jonesboro's police force

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department just got a little bigger.

Eight newly-hired police officers began their in-house training this week.

The new recruits are preparing to enroll in the Basic Police Training Course at the Law Enforcement Training Academy at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.

At BRTC, students must finish a 13-week course that includes instruction in police tactics, firearms, legal education, technical skills and practical exercises.

Following graduation from the BRTC program, the new officers will need to complete a 12-week course with a training officer before receiving their duty assignments.

The 8 officers currently undergoing training with JPD are:

  • Zach Rogers
  • Zach Barton
  • Alexandria Duncan
  • Joseph McDermott
  • Logan Harrell
  • Scottie Fleeman
  • Adam Shipman
  • Tanner Middlecoff

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