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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Chief of University Police Department


  • B.S Accounting, Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • Senior Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Certified Police Traffic Radar Instructor
  • Certified A.L.I.C.E. Instructor


  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Arkansas Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police


Chief Martin began his professional career in Law Enforcement in 1991 at the Greene County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department serving in several positions. In 1996, he joined the Arkansas State University Police Department as patrolman. He was promoted to investigations sergeant in 1998. In 2005, he was promoted to lieutenant in administration overseeing all divisions of the agency and reporting directly to the Chief of Police. He was appointed interim Chief of Police in 2010 and was permanently appointed to the position in August, 2011.

Chief Martin has served on several campus and shared governance committees including the Staff Grievance Committee, University Planning (budget) Committee, Higher Learning Commission on Accreditation Steering Committee, Centenial Committee, Mascot Steering Committee, and the prestigious Wilson Student Awards Committee, to name a few. He has served as member or ex-officio member of the ASU Staff Senate from 2005 until 2012. He was elected president of ASU Staff Senate in 2007-2008 and again in 2009-2010.

He served as adjunct instructor for the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy from 2005 until 2011. He also has served as an advisory member of CiNet, the parent corporation of the Law Enforcement Training network based in Dallas, Texas.