LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Mike Beebe has named retired Arkansas State Police Captain Winford Phillips of Fayetteville as the new director of the Arkansas State Police. The announcement came this afternoon in Little Rock.
The 69-year-old Phillips served with the State Police for 38 years before retiring as a captain. Born and raised in Madison County, Phillips began working in 1964 as a State Police radio operator. He was commissioned as a trooper two years later and assigned to the Highway Patrol division.