Corporal Joseph Paull of the Arkadelphia Police Department has been named as the 2017 Clark County Officer of the Year.

Corporal Joseph Paull of the Arkadelphia Police Department has been named as the 2017 Clark County Officer of the Year.
The yearly selection is performed by the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. The selection of Paull is a worthy choice for an officer who has dedicated many years of his life to the betterment of community service and strengthening his department.
During his career at APD, Paull has participated in a number of the department's programs. Paull laid the groundwork for many of the programs.
Paull led the way in conducting further study when the department incorporated the use of Electronic Citations Generation and Processing System, also known as eCite. He spoke with 10 different law enforcement departments to find out what kind of technology would work in terms of computers, scanners and printers.
Paull also handled the grant from the Arkansas Highway Safety Office’s traffic enforcement program that helped to bring car seats to the department. Along with some of his fellow officers, Paull has hosted clinics where families are advised on car seat safety.
All selected officers will be honored at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock on Tuesday, Oct. 3 during the Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit. Rutledge will announce the 2017 Arkansas Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during the conference.
Earlier this week, Paull discussed many new developments to come to the department. These developments will be featured in a future issue.