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Arkansas law enforcement agencies make changes in wake of deadly shootings

(Source: KARK) (Source: KARK)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

As attacks against law enforcement continue to grow across the country, Arkansas law enforcement agencies are now making changes to their departments.

According to NBC affiliate KARK, the Little Rock Police Department now requires patrol officers to ride in pairs, no matter what.

Smaller towns are also taking note. Pottsville Police Chief Robert Dowling outlined his plan to ensure his officers make it home safely each night.

He is asking the community to help protect their officers by not walking up to or pulling up next to a patrol car if you need to speak with an officer and for officers to write tickets from the passenger side of a vehicle.

Dowling recommends calling the police department if you need to speak with an officer.

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