BRTC Campus Police host basic TASER course

Pictured are John Hansen (left) with SSM Health-St. Louis, Joshua Wheeler with the Sherwood Police Department, Scott Solomon with the Clinton Police Department, and Anthony Parten with the Pocahontas Police Department during the TASER course at BRTC.

The Black River Technical College Campus Police recently hosted a Basic TASER Instructor Course at Pocahontas.

Police officers from Arkansas and Missouri attended the course. The participating officers are now qualified to return to their respective departments and train their colleagues on proper usage of the TASER.

For more information about upcoming courses hosted by the Black River Technical College Campus Police, contact Dane Dillion, Public Safety Officer, by phone at (870) 248-4000, ext. 4046 or by email at

Black River Technical College is a two-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould, which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education. The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies and fire science academies. BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.

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