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Brad King
Deputy Director
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Claude Bradley (Brad) King is the Deputy Director at the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. As the Deputy Director, Brad reports to the CLEST Director and supervises the staff of the Standards Division. Brad is responsible for interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning work, training new employees, and evaluating the work performance of the Standards staff. The work processes of the Standards Division include maintaining agency rosters, reviewing and approving training requests, issuing officer certification levels, auditing law enforcement agency personnel for compliance with minimum standards, and keeping the records of law enforcement officers in Arkansas. Brad is responsible for reviewing and implementing the procedures to accomplish the Standards Division mission. He testifies in courts of law concerning law enforcement officer qualifications and compliance pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 12-9-101 et al. He responds to requests under the Freedom of Information Act and assists agencies in answering questions concerning CLEST regulations and certification requirements. He also reviews the CLEST Regulations and recommends revisions and additions to the Director. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Northeast Missouri State University and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Brian A. Johnson
 CLEST Agent
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Brian A. Johnson is a CLEST Agent at the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and training. Brian is responsible for issuing Basic through Senior Certifications, analyzing out of state training and non-certified training for acceptance and, issuing Specialized Police, Part Time I, Part Time II and Auxiliary Police Certifications. Brian is also a certified instructor and teaches topics in the Law Enforcement Basic Course for ALETA and BRTC. He also assists other state and municipal agencies in various training when requested. Brian hold a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from UALR and is a U.S. Army veteran.


Kaleisha R. Wise
CLEST Agent
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Kaleisha Wise is a CLEST Agent at the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Kaleisha is responsible for auditing law enforcement agencies for compliance with minimum standards that have been established by CLEST, the approval of basic training courses and in-service training courses for law enforcement agencies, certifying Professional, General and Specialized instructors, Field Training Officers, and assisting law enforcement agencies, personnel and the general public with questions concerning CLEST regulations and specifications. She also instructs classes on minimum standard requirements for basic training classes and instructor training at the request of training academies and law enforcement agencies. Kaleisha is a former Criminal Investigator for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office where she was employed for seven years. Kaleisha has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, a Master of Science in Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice from Capella University, and a Master of Public Administration from Capella University.


Mandy Hill
Education and Instructional Coordinator
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Mandy Hill is the Educational and Instructional Coordinator for the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. She started working for CLEST in 2016. Mandy graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Mandy taught High School Math for 11 years. Mandy works on various projects for CLEST including curriculum development, online course development, and research.


Amanda Yarbrough
Attorney
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Amanda Yarbrough joined the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in 2017 as the Commission's Attorney. Amanda graduated from the University of Houston in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock -William H. Bowen School of Law in 2016 and was admitted to practice law in Arkansas the same year. Before attending law school, Amanda worked as a private practice paralegal in Texas and Arkansas. Before coming to CLEST, she worked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Amanda is responsible for all legal-related projects for the Commission, including maintaining compliance with state and federal law, promulgating rules, and preparing officer files for decertification. 


Annette Cagle
Administrative Specialist II
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Annette Cagle is an Administrative Specialist for the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. She started working for CLEST in 1989. Annette is one of four administrative specialists who works to meet the varying needs of all law enforcement officers and agencies in Arkansas. She is primarily responsible for sending certificates and clearing the rosters for the ALETA basic academies. 



Susan Miller
Administrative Specialist III
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Susan Miller is an Administrative Specialist for the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. She started working for CLEST in 2000. Susan is one of four administrative specialists who works to meet the varying needs of all law enforcement officers and agencies in Arkansas. She is primarily responsible for responding to Freedom of Information Act and Individual Audit Report requests, maintaining Canine Records, and approving courses. 



Rhonda Price
Administrative Specialist II
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Rhonda Price is an Administrative Specialist for the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. She started working for CLEST in 2003. Rhonda is one of four administrative specialists who works to meet the varying needs of all law enforcement officers and agencies in Arkansas. She is primarily responsible for entering training submitted by law enforcement agencies. 



Charley Higgins
Administrative Specialist II
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Charley Higgins is an Administrative Specialist for the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Charley has worked for CLEST in 2008. Charley is one of four administrative specialists who works to meet the varying needs of all law enforcement officers and agencies in Arkansas. She is primarily responsible for performing background checks on law enforcement officers, and entering all Initial Employment and Personnel Change-In-Status reports.

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East Camden, AR 71711
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