Sheriff Tim Ryals is dedicated to the education of Faulkner County Students. This dedication has enabled students in Faulkner County to gather knowledge and use this knowledge to make informed decisions and make better choices.
In addition to the education being provided, there is an opportunity for the students to have open lines of communication with a law enforcement officer and this opens dialogue and trust. Being and S.R.O. is a very proactive role in law enforcement. This frequent contact gives the students an opportunity to see an officer as a friend.
The School Resource Officers use the C.H.O.I.C.E.S (Courage. Honesty. Optimism Integrity. Choices. Equals. Success.) program. This program covers the topics of self esteem, rules, laws, consequences, accountability and making smart choices. There is also an opportunity to follow up this program with a tour of the Faulkner County Detention Center.
In addition to the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. program, there are several other programs that are currently available through the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office.
These programs include:
911 and stranger danger/Grades K-4
Internet Safety/Grades 6-8
DWI Program/Grades 9-12
Dangers of Texting and Driving 9-12
The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office offers these programs to all public and private schools throughout Faulkner County.
In addition to being in the schools throughout Faulkner County the School Resource Officers also enforce school zone speed limits, follow school buses on their pickup/drop off routes as well as ride on the school buses during their pickup/drop off routes.
The School Resource Division is staffed with one deputy and falls under the Command of the patrol Lt.
Meet our School Resource Officers:
Deputy Adam Bledsoe is assigned to the Faulkner County Schools as a School Resource Officer, he has been involved in law enforcement since 2008, and with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office since March 2013. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Adam was employed by Conway Public Schools, where he served many different capacities. Adam is an alumni of Harding University, where he studied youth ministry, as well as business leadership. Adam has been married to Amanda since 2004, and has two children, Audrey and Hunter. Adam loves to educate and mentor the youth of Faulkner County, and strives to serve the citizens of Faulkner County.
Deputy Christina Ross