Membership in the Arkansas Court Officers Association is open to any Probation Officer, Bailiff, Community Service Officer or Specialized Officer working in or under jurisdiction of an Arkansas Court or any certified Court Security Officer (CSO).  (Any law enforcement officer or Circuit Court employee that has completed the CSO training will be eligible to join).

The Arkansas Court Officers Association (ACOA) is a nonprofit, voluntary organization comprised of Court Officers and Court Security Officers working for Courts throughout the state of Arkansas.  The purpose of this organization is to constantly strive toward the improvement of the standards, practices and effectiveness of Arkansas Courts and matters related to judicial administration and to engage in training and research activities in order to provide the members with the most current information regarding such.