JULY 8, 2021
The Arkansas State Police Commission approved the promotions of two Arkansas State Troopers today during a regularly scheduled monthly meeting at Little Rock administrative headquarters. The recommendations for promotions to be considered by the commissioners were presented by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.
Sergeant Jimmie O. Thomas, 53, of Montgomery County, will assume the rank of lieutenant and reassigned as commander of Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Company A, headquartered at Little Rock.
Lieutenant Thomas is a 25 year veteran of the department and most recently has served as a field supervisor within CID, Company C, headquartered at Hope.
Corporal Corey Ray, 35, of Garland County, will assume the rank of sergeant as a section supervisor at his current duty station within Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Air Support operations.
Sergeant Ray is an 11 year veteran of the department.