Director Chris Chapmond was named Director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training on Jan. 27, 2023.
Director Chapmond began his law enforcement career in 1996 and spent 25 years with the Hot Springs Police Department, the last three years as Chief of Police. He spent two years as Chief of Police with the Bluffton Police Department in South Carolina.
He held positions in all divisions throughout the Hot Springs Police Department, including patrolman, detective, narcotics investigator, SWAT operator, public information officer and warrants officer.
As Chief of Police, he was instrumental in creating a crime reduction strategy, implementing strategic planning, agency accreditation and building community trust in both Hot Springs and Bluffton.
The Division oversees law enforcement standards and training for the nearly 12,000 law enforcement officers across the state. The division is comprised of five sections that include the law enforcement training academies, the standards section, 911 communicator training, jail standards and the law enforcement support program.
Director Chapmond is a native of Hot Springs and remains committed to community involvement. He serves on numerous boards and committees. He has three sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandsons.