Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office has the privilege of getting out in the community to educate and visit with the citizens. In the month of January, Investigators Chad Meli and Kandis Rikard spoke to a group at First Presbyterian Church on Internet Safety. The training was received well and the investigators were able to answer a lot of questions.
The Sheriff’s Office is staffed by a wonderful group of men and women. Some of the most important people in the event of an emergency are 911 dispatchers. In January Faulkner County 911 dispatchers Carrie Starks, Brittany Harmon, and Misty Young were able to attend Basic Telecommunicators training at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALETA). During their training, the dispatchers learned a plethora of information, while other information was a refresher. They were able to focus on stress management and become masters with the equipment provided. They were also given an opportunity to be placed in simulated situations that patrol deputies face on a day-to-day basis, including emergency vehicle operations and shoot/don’t shoot scenarios. This allows dispatchers to be able to identify what deputies may be going through during their calls. This training will be mandatory for all emergency telecommunicators by 2017.
On Wednesday 1/27/16, Deputy Howard Hall, Faulkner County Deputy of the Year (voted by his colleagues), was honored at the Conway Kiwanis Club for his achievement. Congratulations Deputy Hall.
As you walk in the lobby of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, the first thing most people notice is the large prescription drug take-back box. The box is always available for the public to dispose of unwanted drugs. After a recent cleanout, 40 pounds of prescription drugs were collected from the box. As Vilonia Elementary student, Gracie Maness illustrated in her picture, this program is to help prevent drugs from falling into the wrong hands. Throwing away or flushing prescription drugs is not a good solution. You may drop off unwanted prescription drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The lobby at the FCSO at 801 Locust St., Conway is always open. There are no questions, fees, or paperwork to fill out when you drop at the Sheriff’s Office. Drugs collected are turned over to the Arkansas State Police for proper disposal.