Bradley Renfro named deputy police chief in Fayetteville

Renfro replaced Jamie Fields, who retired last week after 29 years with the department
Fayetteville Deputy Chief Bradley Renfro named deputy police chief in Fayetteville (Courtesy/Fayetteville Police Department)

FAYETTEVILLE — Bradley Renfro this week was named as the new deputy chief of the Fayetteville Police Department.

Renfro replaces Jamie Fields, who retired last week after over 29 years of service with the department and 33 total years as an employee of the city.

After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Renfro’s 27-year law enforcement career began in March 1996 when he joined the Fayetteville Police Department, according to a social media post.

Throughout his tenure, Renfro has served in various capacities within the department, including roles in both the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2004, during which time he led the day shift patrol and later joined the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force in 2008.

In 2013, Renfro advanced to the position of lieutenant, initially overseeing the night shift patrol. He was subsequently transferred to the Special Operations Division, where he supervised multiple units including the Motor Unit and the Dickson Street Bike Unit, as well as the School Resource Officer Program. He was also responsible for coordinating numerous special events. Renfro’s promotion to captain came in June 2017, where he managed the Administration, Patrol, and Criminal Investigations Divisions.

Deputy Chief Renfro’s achievements include recognition as Officer of the Year by the Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #10 and as Policeman of the Year by the Fayetteville Chapter of the National Exchange Club.

Academically, Deputy Chief Renfro holds a Bachelor’s Degree from John Brown University and a Senior Law Enforcement Officer Certificate from the State of Arkansas. His advanced training includes completion of Session 268 of the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Criminal Justice Institute’s School of Law Enforcement Supervision.