Welcome to the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police web site. It is my honor to serve as the President for our association for the next year. We are faced with many challenges, but we are committed to facing these challenges head on and working together to continue to "raise the bar" for our profession, our members, and our heirs. Please take a few moments and explore our web site. This site allows for increased accessibility by our members and those we serve. On this site, we provide you with insights into our organizational activities and our ongoing commitment to the communities and residents we continue to serve throughout the State of Arkansas. With well over 300 active members, representing over 200 Arkansas Law Enforcement agencies, the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, founded in 1967, has served as the face and voice of professional Law Enforcement for over 50 years. We recognize the importance of having proven, effective leaders in law enforcement today and we continually work towards enhancing the knowledge and skills of police executives through training and education so that they can successfully meet the increasing challenges and demands required today to ensure that their agencies are providing the finest Law Enforcement services to their jurisdictions they serve. Additionally, the A.A.C.O.P. promotes advances in the science of police administration, community policing and crime prevention through the development and dissemination of the best professional, administrative practices. While fostering an environment rich in cooperation and information exchange throughout Arkansas and the nation.
As a member, we encourage you to take full advantage of the many benefits we offer on the website such as the state accreditation program and our model policies which have all been fully vetted through the Arkansas Municipal League's legal counsel. We are well recognized and respected amongst the Arkansas Legislature and often work alongside them to draft and enact legislation and push creative initiatives to benefit Law Enforcement and communities throughout the State of Arkansas. We are all living and working in very challenging and frankly, unprecedented times. Rest assured, together will make it through to the other side where the best days of this association lay ahead as we continue to grow our members and expand our impact across the State of Arkansas. Our strength begins with our members and extends to our State, our cities, and our communities. If you are not yet a member, we would encourage you to join and take full advantage of the A.A.C.O.P. for not only yourself, but also your agency and community. If you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact me or our Executive Director, Chief Gary Sipes (Ret.) and we will do our very best to assist you in any way we can.
Chief Jim Kuchenbecker, 2020 - 2021 AACP President
Bull Shoals Police Department