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Faulkner County COVID-19 Safety Precautions



All public fingerprints are suspended until further notice. We will update as fingerprints are available again.           **********************************

As concerns related to COVID-19 are on the rise, Sheriff Ryals has made the difficult but necessary decision to place restrictions on those entering the Faulkner County Detention Centers. This decision has been made solely in the interest of public safety, the safety of our employees and detainees, and to reduce the risk of the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into our facilities.

The following protocols will be enacted immediately and will be in place until further notice as directed by Sheriff Ryals:

Limits will be placed on non-personnel entering the secure areas of our facility
All essential requests (i.e., repairmen, etc.,) to enter the secure area of the Faulkner County Detention Centers must be approved by Captain Riedmueller. Those individuals will be required to answer a short questionnaire and have their temperature taken with a thermal temperature scan. Anyone who is a potential risk factor will not be allowed to enter the secure area of the facility.
All in-person visitation, including in-house kiosk visitation, will be temporarily suspended. Remote visitation will still be available.
Bond agents will not be allowed into the secure area of the facility to speak with detainees.
» Bond agents will need to obtain all information from the detainee by phone prior to arriving at jail.
» Detention staff will confirm bond amounts, if necessary.
» Bond paperwork will be taken care of in the lobby – normal procedures will occur; the bonding area is just moving.
» Bond paperwork will not be faxed in.


As this situation evolves, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office administration will make adjustments to protocols - always keeping in mind public safety and the health and well-being of our staff and detainees.

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