Division of Correction

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Willis H. Sargent Training Academy

WHS Training Academy

Directions

If you are traveling from the Little Rock area, you will take 1-440 past the Little Rock Airport and cross the Arkansas River Bridge. Take the first exit after crossing the bridge (exit 7) to England. Turn right on Hwy. 165 South. Stay on Hwy 165 for approximately 18 miles to England. You will pass through Scott and Keo. Once you have passed Gerren Motors and Ag-Pro John Deere on your left, you will travel approximately 1 and 1/2 miles and see grain elevators in the distance on the right. You will turn left on the first street (Elam Street). There will be a church just past this street. You will drive through a small sub-division. Once you reach the end of the street, the Training Academy will be directly in front of you. —————————————————- If you are traveling on Interstate 40 through North Little Rock, take the 440 exit toward Little Rock then take the England exit (exit 7) 165 South. Stay on Hwy 165 for approximately 18 miles to England. You will pass through Scott and Keo. Once you have passed Gerren Motors and Ag-Pro John Deere on your left, you will travel approximately 1 and 1/2 miles and see grain elevators in the distance on the right. You will turn left on the first street (Elam Street). There will be a church just past this street and you will drive through a small sub-division. Once you reach the end of the street, the Training Academy will be directly in front of you. —————————————————- If you are traveling from the Pine Bluff area, you take the same route as if you were going to the old academy. Go through Tucker and stay on Hwy. 15 to England (approximately 8 miles from Tucker). At the first traffic light you will turn left. At the second traffic light turn right. At the third traffic light go straight. You will pass the grain elevators on your left and there will be a church on your right. Turn right on the first street past the church (Elam street). You will drive through a small sub-division. Once you reach the end of the street, the Training Academy will be directly in front of you.
Location: 1500 NE 1st St., England, AR 72046
Mailing Address: 1500 NE 1st St., England, AR 72046
Phone: 501-842-8580
Employees: 14
Operations: The Willis H. Sargent Training Academy provides basic and continuing education for employees, including at least 280 hours of pre-service training for new correctional officers, a 40-hour orientation for non-security personnel and management level training. In-service training is conducted at the Training Academy, via e-Academy, or held at the units. The Training Academy is accredited by the American Correctional Association.