ASP announces promotions

Two veteran Arkansas State Troopers have been given assignments to assume new duties as Highway Patrol Troop Commanders. The assignments were made by Col. Stan Witt, director of the Arkansas State Police, and Col. Witt’s recommendations for promotions were approved by the Arkansas State Police Commission.

Sgt. Scott Woodward, 52, of Monticello was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will serve as commander of the State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Company B headquartered at Pine Bluff.

Lt.Woodward is an 18-year veteran of the department and most recently was assigned as a CID special agent supervisor in Drew County.

Sgt. Kimberly Fontaine, 48, of Star City, has accepted a reassignment within Highway Patrol Troop E to post supervisor duties in Jefferson County.

Sgt. Fontaine is a 22-year veteran of the department.