BNPD honors 20-year veteran
The Benton Police Department honored
Captain Patrick Baker for 20 years of service to the department during Monday night’s Benton City Council meeting.
“Thank you so much for your service,” said Benton Mayor Tom Farmer.
Baker began his tenure with the BNPD as a patrol officer in 1999 where he began to work his way up through the ranks.
Baker transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division in 2001. He was promoted to sergeant of that division in 2008. In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Professional Standards Division.
In 2018, Baker graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He studied subjects including constitutional law and policing, fitness in law enforcement, cyber threats, executive leadership, managing the media, law enforcement image and other contemporary issues.
The son of Jesse and
Rosa Baker, Baker graduated from Catholic High School in Little Rock in 1994. He received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Ua-little Rock in 1999.
Baker is a certified professional instructor, crime scene technician, firearms instructor and computer voice stress analyst.
Married to his wife Robyn, the Bakers are parents to two children, Eleanor and Vance.
Benton Police Chief Scotty Hodges, left, and Mayor Tom Farmer, right, present Captain Patrick Baker with a certificate honoring him for 20 years of service with the Benton Police Department.