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
 
 
May 1, 2013 (Wednesday)  
     

Re: Promotion Announcement

 

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is pleased to announce the recent promotion of four officers.

Captain Doug Avery has been promoted from the rank of Lieutenant. He began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in June of 1990. Since that time, Capt. Avery has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Housing Division, Dare Officer, and Explorer Advisor. Capt. Avery was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October of 1998 and then promoted to Lieutenant in February of 2004.

Capt. Avery has served as a supervisor on all 3 shifts in patrol, the Special Operations Division, and the Services Division. He has served in the Criminal Investigation Division as the Lieutenant up to the promotion of Captain.

Capt. Avery has a Bachelor Degree in Applied Arts and Science and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree. In 2010 Capt. Avery completed the FBI Academy in Quantico Virginia. Capt. Avery has numerous letters of commendation and recognition.

His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Captain (effective) 04-14-2013

Sergeant Todd Harness has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in September of 1995. Since that time Lt. Harness has been assigned to the Patrol Division as a patrol officer, the Special Operations Division, as well as a Field Training Officer.

In March of 2009, Lt. Harness was promoted to Sergeant. He then served as a supervisor in the patrol division and the Services Division.

Lt. Harness is actively pursuing his Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. Lt. Harness has many letters of commendation as well as the Police Commendation bar, Officer of the Quarter, and has received the DWI Safety award twice.

His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Lieutenant (effective) 04-14-2013

Sergeant Bobby Jordan has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in March of 1995. Since that time Lt. Jordan has been assigned to the Patrol Division as a patrol officer and the Criminal Investigation Division. Lt. Jordan has served as a SWAT team leader, a Field Training Officer, and Honor Guard Supervisor.

In February of 2004, Lt. Jordan was promoted to Sergeant. He then served as a supervisor in the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigation Division.

Lt. Jordan has many letters of commendation as well as receiving the Police Commendation bar twice, Officer of the Quarter, Officer of the Year, and received the Life Saving Award.

His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Lieutenant (effective) 04-14-2013.

Corporal Les Hunter has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in August of 1997. Prior to his career with TAPD, Sgt. Hunter served for the San Antonio ISD Police Department and the Nueces County Sherriff’s Department.

Sgt. Hunter has served in the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigation Division, where he worked as a Juvenile detective and Domestic Violence detective. Sgt. Hunter served as a Field Training Officer. Sgt. Hunter has received many letters of commendation and appreciation as well as the Officer of the Quarter.

His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Sergeant (effective) 04-14-2013.

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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