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
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.
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.
Amie M. Martin is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. She began her employment with the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in 2020. Mrs. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas. She was previously employed by Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office, U of A police department @ LR; and was the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing coordinator for the State of Arkansas. Her teaching responsibilities include Arkansas Court Security Officer, SFST, Traffic Law, Human Trafficking, Criminal law, Racial Profiling, Cultural Diversity, Constitutional Law, Missing and unidentified, Traffic Stops, and ABC Law.
Jonathan Chambers is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed with ALETA since 2020. His teaching responsibilities include Drug Enforcement, Patrol Drug Interdiction, Investigative Detention, Probable Cause, Basic Firearms, K9 Deployment, Officer Survival, Physical Training, and Field Training Officer. Before coming to work at ALETA Mr. Chambers was employed with the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, as a Drug Agent, and the Camden Police Department where he worked in Patrol and Investigations. He graduated from ALETA with Class 2009A. Mr. Chambers has an Associates of Arts with Emphasis in Law Enforcement from Southern Arkansas University Tech and is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Arkansas University.
Kelvin Sergeant, Sr. is a Training Instructor at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He has been employed with ALETA since 2021. He began his law enforcement career with the Pine Bluff Police Department in 1995 and has served on task forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tri-County Drug Task Force. He retired as the Chief of Police for the Pine Bluff Police Department in June 2021. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Development Course at the Federal Bureau of Investigation/University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Chief Executive Leadership training for Chiefs of Police at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, the Arkansas Leader – a prestigious program presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation/University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Police Staff and Command course from Northwestern University, and the Texas Department of Public Safety’s polygraph school. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
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