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Episode 108: The State of Law Enforcement in Northwest Arkansas with Frank Johnson

About the Show: 

We recently sat down with Frank Johnson, former Police Chief of Fayetteville. Chief Johnson has been in Northwest Arkansas for more than four decades now and is a well-known figure in the community. Frank was also the first African American Police Chief in Northwest Arkansas and maybe one of the first in the State of Arkansas* (although we could not verify that at the time of publication.)

We had a far-ranging conversation from what Community policing should be to the killing of George Floyd.  Chief Johnson also shared with us what it was like being one of the only minority patrolmen on the police force back in the early ’80s.

He served in the Fayetteville Police Department alongside the current Washington County Sherrif, Tim Helder.  In addition, Chief Johnson also taught classes at the University of Arkansas where one of his students was current Fayetteville Police Chief, Mike Reynolds. 

Chief Johnson shared his thoughts on what makes Northwest Arkansas a special place and was candid about the diversity in the area. All of this and more on this podcast episode. 

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*

Email Frank Johnson

Website for Fayetteville Police Department

Website for Hugo’s

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Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

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