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Rutledge Hosts 20th Annual Law Enforcement Summit

LITTLE ROCK– Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today welcomed more than 200 participants to the 20th Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit at the Benton Event Center. The annual event offered free training for Arkansas’s law enforcement, prosecutors, educators and school administrators.

“Protecting Arkansas’s young people is the highest priority for my office, law enforcement and educators across the state,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “This year’s Law Enforcement Summit focused on providing a collaborative space for Arkansas educators and law enforcement to learn about and address school safety.”

Summit participants attended sessions led by Max Schachter, Executive Director of Safe Schools for Alex, as well as Dr. Amy Klinger and Amanda Klinger of the Educators School Safety Network, and Miss Arkansas Ebony Mitchell. 

About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. Elected on November 4, 2014, and sworn in on January 13, 2015, she is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected as Attorney General. She was resoundingly re-elected on November 6, 2018. Since taking office, she has significantly increased the number of arrests and convictions against online predators who exploit children and con artists who steal taxpayer money through Social Security Disability and Medicaid fraud. Further, she has held Rutledge Roundtable meetings and Mobile Office hours in every county of the State each year, and launched a Military and Veterans Initiative. She has led efforts to roll back government regulations that hurt job creators, fight the opioid epidemic, teach internet safety, combat domestic violence and make the office the top law firm for Arkansans. Rutledge serves on committees for Consumer Protection, Criminal Law and Veterans Affairs for the National Association of Attorneys General. She also served as the former Chairwoman of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

A native of Batesville, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Rutledge clerked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, was Deputy Counsel for former Governor Mike Huckabee, served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and was an Attorney at the Department of Human Services before serving as Counsel at the Republican National Committee. Rutledge and her husband, Boyce, have one daughter. The family has a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County.

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