Arkansas State Police Sgt. David Sims, 53, of Pine Bluff was promoted to the rank of lieutenant today.

Arkansas State Police Sgt. David Sims, 53, of Pine Bluff was promoted to the rank of lieutenant today.

Sims is a 23-year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned as a post supervisor with the departmentís Highway Patrol Division, Troop E in Pine Bluff. Sims will remain assigned to Troop E, but his new role will be assistant troop commander.