Arkansas Highway Patrol

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Not to be confused with Arkansas Highway Police.
Arkansas Highway Patrol
Abbreviation HPD
Agency overview
Formed March 19, 1935
Employees 400 (as of 2009)
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
ARHP Troop Map.jpg
AHP Troop Map
Size 53,179 square miles (137,730 km2)
Population 2,834,797 (2007 est.)[1]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Little Rock, Arkansas
Agency executive Colonel Winford E. Phillips, Director
Parent agency Arkansas State Police
Stations Troop

The Arkansas Highway Patrol, officially known as the Highway Patrol Division, is the uniformed branch of the Arkansas State Police, and is responsible for general police traffic supervision, traffic, and criminal law enforcement on the rural highways of Arkansas. The AHP also assist with other incidents to include riots, prison disturbances, labor related disturbances, and providing security at public events.

Highway Patrol Division provides the following Services:

  • Driver Licensing & Examination - Each highway patrol troop commander is responsible for establishing a regular schedule of driver’s license testing in each of the troop counties.[2]
  • Fatal Crash Summaries - Information obtained from an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary represents only the initial findings by an investigating law enforcement officer. The summaries are not considered official reports of a highway crash investigation, but merely a summary of preliminary information presented to an investigating officer. The information contained in a summary may not represent the facts eventually placed on file in the official final report.[3]


The Highway Patrol Division is divided into two regions both located at One State Police Plaza Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas

Eastern region with A, B, C, D, E & F Troops, is heade by Major J.R. Hankins,[4]

Western region with G, H, I, J, K & L Troops, is headed by Major Les Braunns.[4]

Field organization[edit]

The Highway Patrol Division's Troops are as follows:

Troop A - Little Rock, Counties Served are Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski, Saline

Troop B - Newport, Arkansas, Counties Served are Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp, White

Troop C - Jonesboro, Arkansas, Counties Served are Clay, Craighead, Greene, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph

Troop D - Forrest City, Arkansas, Counties Served are Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, St. Francis, Woodruff

Troop E - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Counties Served are Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln

Troop F - Warren, Arkansas, Counties Served are Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Drew, Ouachita, Union

Troop G - Hope, Arkansas, Counties Served are Columbia, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Sevier

Troop H - Fort Smith, Arkansas, Counties Served are Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott, Sebastian

Troop I - Harrison, Arkansas, Counties Served are Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Stone

Troop J - Clarksville, Arkansas, Counties Served are Conway, Johnson, Perry, Pope, Van Buren, Yell

Troop K - Hot Springs, Arkansas, Counties Served are Clark, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Montgomery, Pike, Polk

Troop L - Springdale, Arkansas, Counties Served are Benton, Carroll, Madison, Washington

Other units[edit]

ASP Criminal Patrol Unit - A specialty team assigned to work the interstate highways and seek out wanted fugitives and smugglers who may be transporting stolen goods or narcotics.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Arkansas State Police, 21 officers have died in the line of duty.[5]

Officer Date of Death Details
Algin Sidney Pavatt
Sunday, September 26, 1948
Ermon Boyce Cox
Sunday, August 17, 1958
Elmer Glen Bradshaw
Saturday, December 11, 1965
Automobile accident
Harry F. Locke
Saturday, September 24, 1966
Automobile accident
Allen Harvie Bufford
Sunday, July 27, 1969
William Ronald Brooks III
Thursday, February 27, 1975
Kelly Ray Pigue
Friday, December 8, 1978
Automobile accident
Frederick Glen Bailey
Friday, September 5, 1980
William L. Rose Jr.
Tuesday, December 28, 1982
Automobile accident
Louis P. Bryant
Saturday, June 30, 1984
Corporal Robert Whittington Klein
Monday, October 15, 1984
Phillip Gene Osterman
Saturday, August 10, 1985
Aircraft accident
Charles Michael Bassing
Thursday, July 24, 1986
Aircraft accident
Wilson A. Atkins Jr.
Sunday, July 3, 1988
Struck by vehicle
Clark Kent Simpson
Saturday, February 18, 1989
Automobile accident
Johnny Mack Scarborough
Wednesday, September 2, 1998
Automobile accident
Thomas Allen Craig
Thursday, December 14, 2000
Struck by vehicle
Herbert James Smith
Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Automobile accident
Jimmie Harold White II
Saturday, June 1, 2002
Motorcycle accident
Mark Wesley Carthron
Monday, September 12, 2005
Vehicle pursuit
Richard C. LeBow
Monday, February 4, 2008
Automobile accident

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2007 Population Estimates
  2. ^
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  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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