The Phillips County Sheriff's Office recently received 3 computers, a laptop and a printer from the Criminal Justice Institute, a part of the University of Arkansas System. Dr. Cheryl May, director of CJI, presented Sheriff Neal Byrd, his staff and some of his deputies with the much needed equipment Monday morning.
"We are most grateful to Ms. May for the generosity of providing the equipment that we have needed in order to improve what we are doing,” stated Byrd. “Great thanks go to Senator Ingram and Representative Chris Richey as well as the CJI for their continued support in helping make sure that we stay up to speed with the technology needed to provide effective law enforcement services to our community. We greatly appreciate this.”
Byrd also thanked May who will be assisting the department with any training needed in the future.
The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), a division of the University of Arkansas System, offers many services and programs for Arkansas law enforcement. Their mission is to make communities safer by supporting law enforcement professionals through training, education, resources and collaborative partnerships. Utilizing experienced instructors, the Institute provides education and advanced training programs designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of officers in a variety of specialized fields, including law enforcement management, forensic sciences, computer applications, traffic and occupant safety, illicit drug initiatives and school safety.