The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Two officers.
Sergeant Scott Megason has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Megason began his career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in March of 1992.
During his years in Law Enforcement Lt. Megason has been assigned as an officer and supervisor in the Patrol Division, Services Division, Special Operations Section, and the Criminal Investigation Division.
Lt. Megason served as a Field Training Officer, member of the Advisory Board, Coordinator for the Explorer Program, as well as the Public Information Officer for the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department. Additionally, Lt. Megason serves as a coordinator for the Hostage Negotiation Team for TAPD SWAT team.
Lt. Megason holds a Senior Law Enforcement Certificate and has received numerous letters of accommodation and appreciation. Including recipient of the Life Saving Award.
His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Lieutenant (effective) 12/30/18.
Officer Rick Cockrell has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Cockrell began his law enforcement career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in July of 2010. Sgt. Cockrell served for 8 years in the United States Army.
During his time with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department Sgt. Cockrell has served in the Patrol Division, as well as time spent assigned as a Housing Authority Officer and Crime suppression under the Special Operations Unit, and the Services Division as Intelligence Investigator.
Sgt. Cockrell has served as member of the Honor Guard, Advisory Board, and SWAT Team.
Sgt. Cockrell holds an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate and has received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation throughout his tenure. In 2013 Sgt. Cockrell was selected as Officer of the Year.
His promotion date is as follows; promoted to Sergeant (effective) 12/30/18.