Brian A. Johnson is a Senior CLEST Agent at the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. As the Compliance Manager for the Standards office, Brian is responsible for monitoring agency compliance with CLEST rules, establishing an audit compliance schedule, and performing field audits. He is also responsible for issuing Basic through Senior Certifications, analyzing out of state training and non-certified training for acceptance and, issuing Specialized Police, Part Time I, Part Time II and Auxiliary Police Certifications. Brian is a certified instructor and teaches various topics in the Law Enforcement Basic Academy for ALETA and BRTC. He also assists other state and municipal agencies in training. Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UALR and is a U.S. Army veteran.
Kaleisha Wise is a CLEST Agent at the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Kaleisha is responsible for auditing law enforcement agencies for compliance with CLEST rules, approving basic training courses and in-service training courses for law enforcement agencies, certifying Professional, General and Specialized Instructors and Field Training Officers, and assisting law enforcement agencies, personnel, and the general public with questions concerning CLEST rules. She teaches a course on minimum standard requirements and conducts instructor training at the request of training academies and law enforcement agencies. Kaleisha is a former Criminal Investigator for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office where she was employed for seven years. Kaleisha has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, a Master of Science in Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice from Capella University, and a Master of Public Administration from Capella University.
Mandy Hill joined the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in 2016 as the Educational and Instructional Coordinator. As the ACADIS Manager, Mandy is responsible for establishing and implementing online training, ACADIS Portal management, and staff training on ACADIS software issues and application. She is also responsible for curriculum review and development, online course development, and research. Mandy graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Mandy taught High School Math for 11 years.
Amanda Yarbrough joined the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in 2017. Amanda graduated from the University of Houston in 2008 with a Bachelor of Art in Political Science. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock -William H. Bowen School of Law in 2016 and was admitted to practice law in Arkansas the same year. Before attending law school, Amanda worked as a private practice paralegal in Texas and Arkansas. Prior to coming to CLEST, she worked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals. As General Counsel for the Commission, Amanda is responsible for responding to FOIA requests, reviewing requests for officer decertification, conducting decertification hearings before the Commission, maintaining compliance with state and federal law, and promulgating CLEST rules.
Kreasha Williams joined the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in 2020. Kreasha graduated in 2005 from Southeast Arkansas College with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology. Before joining CLEST, Kreasha worked for fifteen years as a private practice paralegal. As the Legal Services Specialist for the Commission, Kreasha assists in reviewing and preparing decertification cases and promulgating agency rules.
Annette Cagle is an Administrative Specialist for the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. She started working for CLEST in 1989. Annette is one of three administrative specialists who works to meet the needs of law enforcement officers and agencies in Arkansas. She is primarily responsible for sending certificates and clearing rosters for the ALETA basic academy.
Rhonda Price is an Administrative Specialist for the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. She started working for CLEST in 2003. Rhonda is one of three administrative specialists who works to meet the needs of law enforcement officers and agencies in Arkansas. She is primarily responsible for entering training submitted by law enforcement agencies.