Mike Hagar

Mike Hagar

Mike Hagar was sworn in as the Secretary of Public Safety and Director of Arkansas State Police on Jan. 13, 2023. He took the post after serving as captain of Troop A, Highway Patrol Division, the largest field command in the state, and has more than 27 years of service with Arkansas State Police. He also previously served as captain of the Executive Protection Detail, responsible for the security of the governor, the governor's immediate family and the Governor's Mansion grounds.

A transparently beautiful day above the Arkansas State Capitol dome. (Photo by John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Reform Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act, improve our public safety

By: - September 11, 2023

I would be described by most as a straightforward guy.  That may be why I was drawn to a career in law enforcement.  To fulfill our duty to protect and serve, we deal in commonsense ideas and simple truths. We are guided by a set of cut-and-dry rules.  We don’t write or interpret law. We […]