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FCSO Announces New Training Commander


Faulkner County Sheriff's Office is extremely proud to announce the appointment of Landon Rappold to a new position as full-time Training Commander. This is the first time we have been able to have a full-time position dedicated solely to training, and it provides a wonderful opportunity for new and veteran deputies of the department moving forward!

Commander Rappold was raised in Bigelow, AR, and he spent much of his youth and young adult life in Faulkner County. He has made his home in Faulkner County for decades, and he always wanted to serve this community.

Commander Rappold possesses an Associate's Degree from Three Rivers College in Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arkansas Tech University. He has accrued 11 years of Law Enforcement experience with North Little Rock Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, and Faulkner County Sheriff's Office.

During his tenure in law enforcement, he has held several specialty assignments including the following: SWAT Operator & Sniper, Water Patrol Team, Rescue Diver, Training Unit Team Member & Supervisor, and others. He has attended trainings with the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and several other federal, state, and local agencies in Arkansas and beyond. He has also trained with the Arkansas National Guard Counter Drug Unit and numerous civilian organizations.

Commander Rappold is a certified instructor in multiple areas including case law, constitutional law, physical fitness, firearms, patrol operations, combatives, de-escalation tactics, and community oriented policing. He has served as a Field Training Officer for many years, and he prides himself on having trained numerous deputies that have gone on to successful careers in law enforcement.

Commander Rappold states that he is excited to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this new position. He has a strong passion for law enforcement, and he is excited to help build a safer, smarter, more effective Sheriff's Office to serve the citizens of Faulkner County.

Outside of law enforcement, Commander Rappold enjoys physical fitness, hiking, traveling, and trying new food locations.

Commander Rappold is currently building a new training unit at Faulkner County Sheriff's Office based upon his knowledge and expertise. This unit will move our department into the future with a level of professionalism rivaling any other agency in the state. We could not be more proud to have Commander Rappold leading our training division, and we are pleased to share this exciting news with the citizens of Faulkner County!


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