Lt. Colonel Mike Kennedy –
Lt. Colonel Mike Kennedy is a deputy director of the department and is the senior commander of all Arkansas State Police Administrative Operations, including the divisions of headquarters Administrative Services, Regulatory and Building Operations.
Lt. Colonel Jason Aaron –
Lt. Colonel Jason Aaron is a deputy director of the department and is the senior commander of all Arkansas State Police Field Operations, including the divisions of Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigation, and Crimes Against Children.
Lt. Colonel Jason Aaron was commissioned as an Arkansas State Trooper in 1998 and initially assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division, Troop H (Crawford County). His subsequent promotions and assignments include promotion to the rank of sergeant in 2006, assigned as a Highway Patrol Division post supervisor, followed by a promotion in 2012 to the rank of lieutenant and assuming command of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Company E headquartered at Harrison.
During 2014 he transferred as CID company commander, assuming duties at Company D, headquartered at Fort Smith and two years later was promoted to captain and commanded the Highway Patrol Division, Troop H also headquartered at Fort Smith. On December 1, 2019, Lt. Colonel Aaron was promoted to Major and given command of the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Eastern Region encompassing six troops in east, central and south Arkansas.
Lt. Colonel Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas. Other significant credentials earned during his career as an Arkansas State Trooper include accreditation as a graduate from the Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, School of Law Enforcement Supervision, and the school’s Leader program. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Command College, the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and the 283rd session of the FBI National Academy.