ALETA Training Supervisors
Juan Reyes is a Training Supervisor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and has been employed at ALETA since 2009. His areas of expertise are in Criminal Investigations, Arkansas Statutes and Criminal Procedures. He is responsible for Advanced Course Scheduling, AV Equipment, Internal Investigations, Telecommunications Program, ACADIS Program, Marijuana Field Tech Program, Coroner Training Program, Course Review, Class Photos, Evaluations, Public Information along with other duties.
Mr. Reyes holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science/History from Southern Arkansas University and also attended one year of Law School at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He has extensive training in Criminal Investigations along with other Law Enforcement Advanced Training.
Craig Lawson is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed at ALETA since 2013. His teaching responsibilities include Ethics, Concepts of Physical Fitness, Domestic Practical, Principles of Accident Investigation and Traffic Control, Accident Investigation, Arson Investigation, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Interpersonal Violence, Drug Enforcement, Response to Active Shooter, Emergency Vehicle Operation, Physical Training Coordinator and Basic Class Coordinator. He is also the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for ALETA.
Mr. Lawson spent four years in the Army National Guard prior to his employment at the El Dorado Police Department. He worked for the Drug Task Force and was then employed by the Union County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy.
ALETA Training Instructors
Elizabeth Jones is a Training Instructor and the Telecommunication Officer Coordinator at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. She has been employed at ALETA since 1990. Her teaching responsibilities include First Aid, Juvenile Law, Telecommunications, coordinating and developing curriculum for the states telecommunications. Ms. Jones attended East Arkansas Community College and Southern Arkansas University Tech.
Rodney Franklin is a Training Instructor and the Range Master at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed by ALETA since 2013. His responsibilities include teaching the FTO Program, Firearms Instructor Course, Patrol Rifle, Gangs and Extremist Groups, Patrol Drug Intervention, Crime Prevention, Patrol Procedures and Basic Tactical Firearms. In 1992, Mr. Franklin was a Sergeant in the field of Combat Engineering with the United States Marine Corps. In 1998 Mr. Franklin was employed by the Camden Police Department where he obtained the rank of Sergeant, and was a graduate of ALETA Class 98-B. He holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree with an emphasis in Law Enforcement.
Ronnie Poole is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed at ALETA since 1994. His teaching responsibilities include Traffic Accident Investigation, Basic Firearms, P.P.O. Basic Firearms, Firearms Instructor, Use of Force, EVOC, Field Training Officer, Tactical Shooting, Drug Enforcement, O.C/Pepper Spray and MILO Force Science. Mr. Poole attended Southern Arkansas University Tech.
Tony Madlock is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed at ALETA since 2011. His teaching responsibilities include Radar/Lidar, Traffic Law, Testifying in Court, Active Shooter & Building Searches, Traffic Stop Practical, MILO, Range Practical, Interviewing, Consular Notification and Defensive Tactics Coordinator. Mr. Madlock graduated from ALETA Class 2004C and was previously employed by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office where he obtained the rank of Patrol Sergeant.
Erin Smelser is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. She has been employed at ALETA since 2013. Her teaching responsibilities include Physical Training, Interviewing Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Children, Juvenile Law, Investigation and Case Preparation of Domestic Violence Cases, Domestic Situations Practical, Firearms Qualification, Ground Fighting, Missing and Exploited Children, 911 Calls Involving Children Practical, Principles of Investigating Process, SFST, Human Trafficking, ALERRT, Misdemeanor and Felony Traffic Stops. Ms. Smelser is the coordinator for the Law Enforcement Refresher Course, Women Behind the Badge, Criminal Investigation, Basic Class along with Physical Training Instructor.
John Ferguson is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He is responsible for teaching Civil, Criminal and Constitution Law along with Patrol courses. He is the Coordinator for our Basic Police Training Course and for Probation and Parole Basic Academy. From 1982-1988 Mr. Ferguson was a member of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division 2/321 FA and the 153rd Infantry Regiment USARNG. He holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Texarkana College and a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Juvenile Justice from Southern Arkansas University.
David Scott Williams is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello before he started his law enforcement career in 2005. He has worked in several aspects of law enforcement, ranging from patrol to investigations. Before coming to work with ALETA, he was the Assistant Chief of Police with the McGehee Police Department. While serving as Assistant Chief, Mr. Williams served on the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police committee for model policies and accreditation. Mr. Williams provides instruction in Racial Profiling, Sexual harassment, Community Policing, Criminal investigation, instructor development, Arkansas Marijuana Leaf Technician Certification, and Arkansas Medicolegal Death Investigation (ARMDI). Mr. Williams holds several degrees including a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Joseph Paull is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed with CLEST since 2019. He is a 2010 graduate of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden and was previously employed as a K-9 Corporal with the Malvern Police Department; a Corporal/Tech with the Arkadelphia Police Department; and patrol officer with the Bryant Police Department. His certifications include: drug recognition expert (DRE), standardized field sobriety instructor, firearms instructor, field training officer, advanced prescription drug diversion investigator, Taser instructor, and advanced traffic collision investigations. Mr. Paull is responsible for coordinating SFST training and instructing general law enforcement courses for the basic academy. He attended the College of the Ouachitas and Southern Arkansas University Tech.
Scott Rosson is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed at ALETA since 2019. His teaching responsibilities include Interviewing, Interrogation and Confessions, Burglary and Robbery Investigations, Basic Firearms, Baton Training, Domestic Violence Practical’s, Physical Training and Arkansas Medicolegal Death Investigation.
Mr. Rosson retired from the Camden Police Department after serving twenty eight years. He retired at the Rank of Captain, having served as Department Commander in both Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions.
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