New Class of Recruits
Nine new recruits have begun special training to soon become West Memphis police officers. The West Memphis Police Academy has graduated several officers since its beginning in August 2016. The latest class includes: (front row, left-to-right) Richard Campbell, Jessica Anderson, Alexa Lansford, Malik Strickland, (back row, left-to-right) Elijah Johnson, Joshua Thorton, Kenneth Arthur, Kyle Howton and Issa Orday. Landsford and Orday are from the Wynne Police Department. The latest academy class started Oct. 21 and graduation will be Jan. 24, 2020, according to Assitant Police Chief Robert Langston, who oversees the academy.
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