Welcome 2020 from Sheriff Ryals
I would like to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes for a wonderful and safe new year from all of us at the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office. We look forward to helping make 2020 a great year for our county and communities.
When I first took office, I stated my agenda for improvements would begin with the patrol division, continued training, and up-to-date equipment. In 2019 we focused on two issues within our detention facility - addressing overcrowding as well as providing a safer environment for our staff and the inmates.
Through the approval from the Quorum Court and while staying within our allotted budget, the Sheriff's Office was able to make some upgrades to both detention facilities. Unit 2 received new boilers and hot water tanks. Many upgrades were completed or started at our almost 30-year-old facility (Unit 1) including: relocating compressors for the walk-in cooler and freezer, a new roof, security upgrade on the interior door locks, and an upgraded camera system. A lot of planning and coordinating was conducted and by the end of 2020, we anticipate the completion and occupying of an overflow unit to relieve the capacity of Unit 1. These updates along with future plans will allow the detention facilities to meet the state requirements for our capacity as well as a safer environment.
As always, my commitment to our community remains strong, and I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each and every one of you. It is my pleasure to say thank you to our community as we wish you a year of success, happiness, and excitement.
Please contact my office when my staff and I can be of assistance.
Sheriff Tim Ryals