Rex Woods

Campus Police Officer

Rex grew up and attended school in Alma, Arkansas. His past positions include serving as a Police Officer for the Arkansas Department of Transportation Highway Police, working as a contract guard for the US Marshalls Service Western District of Arkansas, and serving as a police officer for the Alma Police Department. Rex is experienced as a witness in District, Circuit, and Federal Court. He also worked in the Crawford County banking industry from 1985 to 2010, where his past positions/duties included:

  • Senior Vice President over lending and bank operations
  • Board of directors’ secretary
  • IT, facilities, security/compliance programs, audit, and governmental reporting manager
  • Data processing conversion selection and team lead
  • Multi-million-dollar loan portfolio manager
  • Collections, legal, special asset, and problem loan management

Rex resides in Alma with his wife, Jennifer, who is a retired teacher of 33 years for Alma schools. His son is a Fayetteville, AR police officer. His daughter, son-in-law, and three granddaughters reside in Fayetteville.


  • 2015 Graduate, U of A CJI Evidence and Property Management
  • 2010 Graduate of Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy Basic Class, Ranked 3rd in Class in Academics
  • Completion of Arkansas CLEST
  • Reserve Police Officer Training course, January 2000
  • 1991 Graduate, Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • 1988 Graduate, American Bankers Association Graduate Compliance School, Norman, OK
  • 1985 and 1986 Graduate, Arkansas Bankers Association Lending and Basic/Intermediate Schools
  • 1984 Graduate, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, M.B.A.
  • 1983 Graduate, Arkansas Tech University, With Honors, Russellville, AR, B.S. Economics and Finance


  • Reserve police officer for the Alma Police Department 2000-2009
  • Board member & President of Alma Police Focus Group
  • 2008 Charter Member, Alma Rotary Club
  • Leadership Crawford County Class of 2004
  • Past Chairman and founding member, Alma Advertising & Promotion Commission
  • Volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 16, Pack 33 Cub Scouts, and Alma Little League
  • Past President of Alma Lions Club

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Commercial vehicle FMCSA and Arkansas weight/dimension laws enforcement
  • Banking and finance

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