TAPD announces promotion of Jeffery Gladden to captain

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Captain Jeffery Gladden — Courtesy: Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) announced they have promoted lieutenant Jeffery Gladden to the rank of captain.

Part of Gladden’s assignment as captain is to be a part of the TAPD administration team.

Gladden started out in the patrol division and has also worked as a detective in the criminal investigation division. For the past 16 years, Gladden was also a team leader on the SWAT team. Gladden also has experience as a field training officer, which provided the experience to guide and teach new officers. Gladden is also a member of the new hire interview board.


The Advanced Peace Officer Certificate holder has served as the department’s physical fitness coordinator, lead defensive tactics instructor, and a member of the sergeants promotional board.

Gladden was a member of the Texarkana Texas Police Department and retired from that department in January 2006 to join the TAPD.