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Message from the Sheriff


 Dear Fellow Citizen,


As your sheriff, I am charged with the responsibility of enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner to prevent and deter crime, and when that fails, to apprehend and detain those who are accused or convicted of violating the law. Enforcement of the law must be conducted within the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority. It must ensure the safety and well-being of the community while preserving the constitutional rights of all persons. I also feel that it is important to educate citizens, and even school aged children, on some of the problems we face in law enforcement today. This is done through our Faulkner County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy, as well as through some of our school resource programs.  


Operation of the sheriff's office and jail has become an increasingly difficult and complex task, due to rapid growth of Faulkner County's population and increasingly stringent state and federal regulations. Where possible, we identify and implement alternative methods of enforcing laws and housing criminal offenders in order to make the most efficient use of public resources. If anything arises in Faulkner County that you want to discuss with me personally, feel free to visit me at my office. I will always have an open door policy.


It is my hope that this website will better your understanding of my responsibilities to this community and to the success of a system which affects all of our lives. I encourage you to learn more about the duties and functions of your Faulkner County Sheriff's Office and our 2 Detention Facilities.


Sheriff Matt Rice


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