How to run for Sheriff??

How to run for Sheriff??

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young and curious

Perth Amboy, NJ

#1 Apr 1, 2010
So, I am fairly young and not really sure about how politics and elections work. I was wondering what the term limits are for sheriff, what the qualifications are to run, where a candidate goes to file to run for sheriff, salary for a Randolph county sheriff, and anything about the 2 candidates we have running only the truth though I don't wanna know any rumors
answer

Jacksonville, AR

#2 Apr 1, 2010
I'll answer the questions that I am able to. There are no current term limits for sheriffs in Arkansas. The qualifications can be found in the running for public office book, that can be found in the county clerks office or on the Secretary of States office They are:
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be an Arkansas resident
Must live in the county they wish to represent
Must be a minimum of 18 years old
Must be lawfully registered to vote
Must have never been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime

Sheriff candidates file with the county clerk. The filing period was from noon March 1st through noon march 8th. I am unsure of the salary of the Sheriff, just go to the county clerk and ask them. It is a matter of public record. As to the two candidates running I would go contact each of them and ask any questions you have for them. But REMEMBER this, they are asking you for a job, so you are in a sense the employer and if they get elected you are their boss. Don't let them dodge any questions.
answer

Jacksonville, AR

#3 Apr 1, 2010
Its good to see a young person getting involved in the elections. You should think about getting involved in others besides just sheriff. Like County Judge, State Representative, JPs, Mayor, City Council, etc. Try and get to know all the candidates and don't believe everything you hear on this site, a lot of it is people trying to start trouble
agreed

Bexar, AR

#4 Apr 1, 2010
we have several young people running for offices this time and I am excited to get to vote for them!
salary

Brockwell, AR

#5 Apr 1, 2010
2009 sheriff's salary $$ forty-six thousand two hundred eighty-nine dollars.
guest

Cabot, AR

#6 Apr 1, 2010
"answer" I'll answer the questions that I am able to. There are no current term limits for sheriffs in Arkansas. The qualifications can be found in the running for public office book, that can be found in the county clerks office or on the Secretary of States office They are:
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be an Arkansas resident
Must live in the county they wish to represent
Must be a minimum of 18 years old
Must be lawfully registered to vote
Must have never been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, forgery, or other infamous crime
Sheriff candidates file with the county clerk. The filing period was from noon March 1st through noon march 8th. I am unsure of the salary of the Sheriff, just go to the county clerk and ask them. It is a matter of public record. As to the two candidates running I would go contact each of them and ask any questions you have for them. But REMEMBER this, they are asking you for a job, so you are in a sense the employer and if they get elected you are their boss. Don't let them dodge any questions.

there is a two (2) year term limit, they want us to vote for a four (4)year term limit. if they are doing their jobs they won't have to worry after their two years are up - the people will want to re-elect them. if they are not doing their jobs after two (2) years it will be time to get rid of them.

one has until some time in october (i believe- check with the county clerk) to file as an indepentant.
guest

Cabot, AR

#7 Apr 1, 2010
Arkansas
In Arkansas, Sheriffs and their deputies are fully empowered peace officers with county-wide jurisdiction and thus, may legally exercise their authority in unincorporated and incorporated areas of a county. All peace officers in Arkansas, whether Sheriffs, city Police, State Troopers, or Constables, have state-wide arrest powers for any felony criminal offense committed within their presence or view. The duties of an Arkansas Sheriff generally include providing law enforcement services to residents, managing county jail(s), and providing bailiffs for the county, district, circuit,and other courts within the county.

With very limited exceptions, Sheriffs and their deputies may exercise their official authority only within the geographical boundaries of their specific county.

The Office of Sheriff was created by the state constitution and the office has not been substantially changed in 100 years.

Sheriffs in Arkansas are elected in even numbered years by citizens of their county to serve a term of two (2) years in office in accordance with the state constitution. Sheriffs rely upon the county's legislative body, known as the "Quorum Court", to appropriate funding and approve the yearly operating budget. However, in all other circumstances, the Sheriff is entirely independent in the management of his elected office and is not subservient to or accountable to any other elected county official or body.

In some counties of Arkansas, a sheriff cannot campaign for reelection while wearing a county owned badge.
Voter

Dalton, GA

#8 Jul 26, 2014
Do you need to be a certified police officer to run for sheriff of a county in Arkansas???
guest

Hardy, AR

#9 Jul 27, 2014
you do not have to have any law enforcement experience to run for the office of sheriff according to the guidelines , but you must be 21 yrs of age to be able to purchase and carry a handgun in the state of Arkansas.

I think the voters in the county would want someone running for the office of sheriff to have some knowledge of the law and what it will take to run the office and jail.
yep

Mountain View, CA

#10 Jul 27, 2014
Guest does indeed know what hes talking about, as a former deputy in central arkansas I know a little myself. The sheriff is the number one law enforcement of his county. He has more authority than any police or state police or constable. Although he works closely with the other departments in the county. He is an administrator and therefore does not have to be certified law enforcement. His deputies have the same authority as they are his extension
guest

Mountain Home, AR

#11 Jul 29, 2014
answer wrote:
Its good to see a young person getting involved in the elections. You should think about getting involved in others besides just sheriff. Like County Judge, State Representative, JPs, Mayor, City Council, etc. Try and get to know all the candidates and don't believe everything you hear on this site, a lot of it is people trying to start trouble
If u are young and know your history and have common sense and understand Americas Constition and are a OATH keeper, by all means run for Sherifff. Our current Sheriff does not keep the OATH and has violated state and federal laws. Thats filed in Federal Court just like Joe Griders misdemeanors are for falsifying records and misleading, stealing child support money. Investigate the facts, they are out there, dont take my word for it.

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