Arkansas Highway Police Announce Job Openings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA) -- Arkansas Highway Police are looking for a few good officers.

Highway Police have begun accepting applications for law enforcement officers and will fill vacancies throughout the State.

AHP is a Division of the Arkansas Department of Transportation and is recognized nationally as a leader in the fields of drug interdiction, motor carrier safety and hazardous materials enforcement and training, according to an ArDOT news release.

"Arkansas Highway Police are responsible for the enforcement of state laws regulating the use of public highways with special emphasis on commercial vehicles and private non-passenger transportation vehicles. Officers maintain expertise in size, weight, hazardous materials, license, tax, traffic and criminal law enforcement, and motor carrier safety," the news release states.

The annual starting salary for an AHP officer is $40,300. Officers already certified through the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (ACLEST) begin at $42,328. 

AHP benefits include annual and sick leave, group healthcare and life insurance plans, Arkansas State Highway Employees Retirement System and uniform and special expense allowances.

Applications can be submitted by visiting Select the “Employment” tab and then choose, “All Other Applicants.”

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