Training Division

Recruit Training (501) 918-4302
In-Service (501) 918-4306
Police Recruiting (501) 918-4305
Administrative/Records (501) 918-4300


Major Ty Tyrrell is currently assigned as the Training Division Commander.  As the Training Division Commander, he is responsible for the operation Department’s CALEA certified Training Academy.  The Training Division is broken into five units; Administrative/Records Unit, In-Service Unit, Recruit Training Unit, Police Personnel Unit, and Field Training Coordination.

The Administrative/Records Unit is responsible for maintaining all training records for each sworn member of the Department and ensuring compliance with CLEST standards.  The In-Service Unit conducts the annual 40 hours of in-service training that is required for a sworn members of the Department along with conduct a number of specialized training classes.  The Recruit Training Unit operates LRPD’s Recruit Training Academy, which provides 960 hours entry level training for all LRPD recruits.  The Police Personnel Unit is responsible for recruiting, testing, and screening all police applicants interested in a career at LRPD.  The Field Training Coordinator oversees the 480 hour Field Training Program, that must be successfully completed by each Recruit Academy graduate prior to that recruit being allowed to patrol on his/her own.

Major Tyrrell joined the Little Rock Police Department in 1993.  Major Tyrrell has had a wide variety of assignments at the Department to include: Regular Patrol as an officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain, Property Crimes Detective as a detective and sergeant, Management Research Lieutenant, Training Division Lieutenant, Information Technology Lieutenant and Special Investigations Division Commander.  The primary focus of Major Tyrrell’s career at LRPD has been in the areas of regular patrol operations and technology.  Major Tyrrell has completed a significant amount of professional training and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Major Tyrrell retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard with over 24 years of service including two deployments to Iraq.