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West Memphis Police Department Announce New Promotions


West Memphis Police Department StaffDecember 27, 2021 - Today Mayor Marco McClendon announced the promotion of three decorated veterans from within the West Memphis Police Department. “With his nearly 2 decades of experience, I am excited to announce Brent Bradley as the new Assistant Chief of the Department,” announced McClendon.

“Through hard work and his commitment to serving the people of West Memphis, Brent has risen through the ranks to earn this leadership role and I am expecting him to do well in it ", said Mayor McClendon.

Brent Bradley, a native West Memphian, started his career as a patrolman in 2004. In 2017, Bradley was named Crittenden County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Bradley helped to co-create and supervise the highly effective Violent Crime Suppression Unit (VCSU), which has successfully worked to stop violent crimes and make our city safer. "I would like to thank Mayor McClendon for the opportunity to continue to serve the people of West Memphis. I look forward to working with the men and women of our department who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve the City of West Memphis," said Bradley.

“I would like to thank Mayor McClendon for the opportunity to continue to serve the people of West Memphis.” I look forward to continue to work, in my new role, with the men and women of our department who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect our city,” said Bradley.

McClendon also announced the promotion of Captain Harvey Taylor, a 13 year veteran to the rank of Major. In his new role he will oversee the VCSU, SWAT, Narcotics and ATF units along with other administrative duties.

Sergeant Ivora Hall a 9 year veteran of the Department has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Hall will supervise the VCSU.

Finally, McClendon announced that Former WMPD Sergeant Lauryn Dixon will be rejoining the Depart on January 10 at the rank of Captain.  Dixon who is currently a Detective with the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office will be the first female Captain overseeing the Criminal Investigation Division.

“As mayor, I don’t have a higher priority than keeping our citizens safe. I’m excited to have each of these high caliber individuals in these leadership roles. It is very important to me that we have a highly trained and diverse team at the helm of the West Memphis Police Department.

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