TEXARKANA POLICE

DEPARTMENT

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS
new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
06-01-2010  
     

Re: Promotion Announcement

 

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of three officers to the rank of Sergeant.

Corporal Sam McJunkins has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in March of 1994. Since that time, Sgt. McJunkins has been assigned to the to the Patrol Division as a patrol officer, the Criminal Investigation Division as a sex offender detective and as detective with the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, the Special Operations Section as a Crime Suppression Officer, and a member of the Texarkana Metro SWAT Team.

Sgt. McJunkins has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Texarkana College. He holds a Senior Officer Certificate, Field Training Officer Certificate, and Instructor Certificate through The State of Arkansas' Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Sgt. McJunkins will assume duties as an assistant shift commander in the Patrol Division.

His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Sergeant (effective) 03-07-2010

Corporal Chris Rankin has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in June of 1998. Since that time Sgt. Rankin has been assigned to the Patrol Division as a patrol officer, the Services Division as the Public Information Officer, the Special Operations Section as a Crime Suppression Officer, a member of the Texarkana Metro SWAT Team, and a member of the Explorer Post Committee.

Sgt. Rankin has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas A&M Texarkana. He holds a Senior Officer Certificate, Field Training Officer Certificate, and Instructor Certificate through The State of Arkansas' Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Sergeant (effective) 03-07-2010

Corporal James Atchley has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in July of 2000. Since that time Sgt. Atchley has been assigned to the Patrol Division as a patrol officer, the Criminal Investigation Division as a property crimes detective and as detective with the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, and as a member of the Texarkana Metro SWAT Team.

Sgt. Atchley has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas A&M Texarkana. He holds a Senior Officer Certificate, and Instructor Certificate through The State of Arkansas' Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Sergeant (effective) 05-30-2010

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
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Contact Information
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax) 
kmitchell@txkusa.org

 

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