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Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane
Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson on August 7, 2017. Prior to the appointment, Director Lane served as the Chief of Police for the City of Benton, Arkansas. Director Lane began his law enforcement career in 1982. In 1986, he went to work for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years rising to the rank of Captain. In January of 2009, Lane retired from Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office as the Investigation Division Commander and was appointed the Chief of Police of the Benton Police Department until his retirement in August of 2017.
He attended the University of Virginia and University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He is a graduate of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Commander’s Academy, FBI LEEDA and the FBI National Academy 197th session.
He has served on board of the Criminal Justice Institute and represented Arkansas for the Regional Organized Crime Information Center. He also was the Chairman of the Arkansas Chief’s Association Legislative Committee.
Director Lane currently serves as the Chairperson of the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Coordinating Council, serves on the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Board, the National Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Board, and the Region IV representative of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. He is an active member of the Arkansas State Working Group for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and received the 2012 Marie Interfaith Leadership Award for his work in this area.