Deputy Director State Services Bureau Michigan State Police
Lt. Col. Richard Arnold was promoted to lieutenant
colonel and commander of the State Services Bureau in November 2013. In this position, Lt. Colonel Arnold serves
as one of the department’s four deputy directors and as a member of the
department’s Executive Council. As
commander of the State Services Bureau, Lt. Colonel Arnold is responsible for
executive direction and leadership of the Biometrics and Identification
Division, Forensic Science Division, Office of Highway Safety Planning,
Training Division, Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and many
of the department’s traffic safety programs.
Lt. Colonel Arnold also serves as the department’s designee on the
Michigan Council on Future Mobility and is a member of the American Association
of Motor Vehicle Administrators, automated vehicles working group.
Prior to his promotion to the
State Services Bureau, Lt. Colonel Arnold served as captain and commander of the Third District where
he was responsible for the operation of five MSP posts and five
multijurisdictional drug investigation teams operating in the 15 counties that
comprise the Third District. He was also
responsible for establishing and operating patrol and investigative teams as
part of the Security Cities Partnerships (SCP) crime reduction efforts in the
cities of Flint and Saginaw.
He has also
served as senior assistant executive deputy director of the Field Services
Bureau at MSP Headquarters in Lansing and as the Seventh District assistant
commander, where he was responsible for assisting in the delivery of MSP patrol
and criminal investigative services to 19 counties in Northern Lower Michigan.
Lt. Colonel Arnold
enlisted with the department in 1994, graduating as a member of the 110th
Trooper Recruit School. He has served in
positions at the Bridgeport, Bay City, Flint and Detroit posts. Lt. Colonel Arnold has held the ranks of
trooper, sergeant, lieutenant, first lieutenant, inspector and captain.
Lt. Colonel Arnold received a bachelor’s
degree from the University of Michigan in 1994. He is a graduate of the 238th
Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and the Fourth School
of Staff and Command at Michigan State University.
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