The Arkansas State Police Commission approved two promotions at their monthly meeting on Thursday.
The promotions were recommendations from Colonel Bill Bryant, state police director.
Michael B. Moyer, 47, of Faulkner County was promoted from the rank of captain to major. Moyer will now take over the department’s regulatory services division and building services headquartered in Little Rock.
Moyer, a 19-year veteran of the state law enforcement agency, has most recently served as assistant commander within the Regulatory Division.
The second promotion was of Phillip A. Pierce, 52, of Sebastian County from the rank of sergeant to lieutenant. Pierce, a 28-year veteran of the department, takes over the criminal investigation division, company D, at Fort Smith. Pierce recently had been a special agent supervisor and acting commander in company D.