Frederick Weatherspoon is the Deputy Director at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and has been employed at ALETA since 1995. He is responsible for the oversight of daily operations at both the Camden and the Northwest campuses to include Training Staff, Maintenance Department, Inmate Program and Information Technology services that ensure that Arkansas Law Enforcement is provided with the most cutting edge training available. Mr. Weatherspoon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.
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.
Kristi Branch served as the Calhoun County Treasurer elect 11 years prior to coming to CLEST in 2012 as grant coordinator. In 2013 she transferred to the position of Fiscal Manager for The Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
Kristi is responsible for budgets, annual financial statements, external agency reporting, internal management reporting, coordination with Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit for annual financial audit, chart of accounts maintenance, month-end and year-end closing, oversight of accounting functions, approval of journal entries and reconciliations, vendor payments, account receivables, fixed assets, payroll and human resources.
She is a graduate of Hampton High School and attended Southern Arkansas University- Tech and Southern Arkansas University – Magnolia.
Sue Albritton is the Commission Administrative Assistant and Assistant to the Director and has been employed at ALETA since 1993. She is responsible for all Commission records keeping, compiling agenda items and correspondence. Ms. Albritton studied at the Southeastern Technical College in Georgia and Southern Arkansas University Tech.