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First Ever Citizen's Academy.

On behalf of Sheriff Michael K. Neal, and the Monroe County Sheriff Department, we would like to invite you to our first ever Citizen's Academy. Community Education and Awareness are the most effective ways for law enforcement to help keep a community safe.

Classes will be conducted by members of the Monroe County Sheriff Department and will cover a variety of law enforcement operations and citizens safety issues.

The Citizen's Academy is a program that can reinforce understanding and help create the enthusiasm needed to keep Monroe County as safe as possible through community and law enforcement partnerships.

Our Citizen's Academy will be conducted on March 4 thru March 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Thanks, to all of you for what you do to make Monroe County such a great place.

Please call the Monroe County Sheriff Department at 870-747-3623 to register and for class location.


Sheriff, Michael K. Neal

New Video Home Visitation

The Monroe County Jail is now equipped for family and friends to visit inmates by Video Visitation from the comfort of your homes. 

Also, you will be able to send and receive messages.

Please visit the link below:


Employment Opportunity

The Monroe County Sheriff Department is seeking applications for Dispatchers/Jailers. 

Applications can be picked up at the Monroe County Sheriff Department at 200 South Main Clarendon, Ar 72029

Inquiries at 870-747-3623.

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Safety First This Halloween!!!


It's almost that time of year once again. Halloween is approaching, and we expect large group of children to be out and about that evening, enjoying the festivities. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of our children.

We here at the Monroe County Sheriff Department would like to offer the following safety tips:

1. Fake knives, swords, guns, and other costume accessories can potentially cause injury. Make sure they are not too long for the costume and review with your child that they are part of the costume and not a weapon.

2. Only purchase costumes and accessories that are marked flame-resistant.

3. Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.

4. Try using makeup instead of mask. Mask can obstruct a child's vision, which can be dangerous when kids are crossing streets and going up and down the stairs.

5. Costumes with light colors and/or reflective tape are best.  Someone in the group should carry a flashlight. Consider putting reflective tape on their candy bags as well.

6. Children should always trick-or-treat in groups, rather than along, preferably with adult supervision. Children should always carry a cell phone for quick communications.

7. Parents should select the safest route for children to take. Children should stay on sidewalks (when available) or on the shoulder of the roadway facing traffic.  Children should avoid walking in the roadway, in alleys or poorly lit areas, and be cautious not to dart from behind shrubs or parked vehicles.

8. Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution, especially in neighborhoods where children are sure to be located.

9. Children should be instructed to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. They should also be advised to NEVER go in homes or cars to collect treats. They should not stop at houses that are dark or do not have the porch lights turned on.

10. As an alternative of going door-to-door, parents can take their children to community -sponsored events such as those hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc.

11. Children should not eat any treats until they are home and a parent or an adult can examine them.

12. Children (and adults) should only consume unopened candies and treats in original wrappers. Treats with open packaging or torn wrappers should be discarded.

With a little preparation, communication and diligence, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us.


Sheriff, Michael K. Neal



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New Visitation Hours and Days at Monroe County Jail

From Sheriff, Michael K. Neal. There has been a change in the visitation days and hours at the Monroe County Sheriff Department. The new days and hours are as following:

Monday thru Friday 1-3

Sunday 2-4



Monroe County Sheriff Department Citizens Academy

 We are thinking about doing a citizens academy. This will be the first class of its kind in this area! I am always looking to move our community to a new level!! Hopefully this will be our next move!! I'd love your input! Details are listed below.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department provides a behind the scenes look at your Sheriff's Department.

The academy will be held Monday September the 10th through Thursday September the 13th from 6 to 9pm. and will be offered to adults 21 years of age and above. 

Please come and learn about your Sheriff's Department. We will cover a wide variety of topics and have some hands on activities as well.  

RSVP to me or call the jail at 870-747-3623 and reserve your spot today.

Sheriff, Michael K. Neal

The Sheriff Department Property Recovery

The Monroe County Sheriff Department is please to announce that with hard work, patience, and dedication we were able to recover the following property. A Can-am 2 weeks old was recovered at a residence outside of Brinkley, stolen out of Lee County.

Charges are pending the investigation.

The items were recovered by Sheriff, Micheal K. Neal and Lt. Tri Mason.

Sheriff, Michael K. Neal

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Welcome Spring-Message from the Sheriff, Michael K. Neal



Springtime often brings warmer temperatures and new growth. There is no feeling like enjoying the many festivities with family and friends in the outdoors. As Winter comes to a close and we embark on Spring, spring break and graduation draws near for many students. We at the Monroe County Sheriff Department are very excited about some of the things we hope to accomplish with the dawning of Spring 2018 as we celebrate in our community

We here at the Sheriff Department have an open door policy and if our officers including myself or Reserve Officers can ever assist you with anything please do not hesitate to contact us.

We also want to remind you that with the warm weather, children may be playing near our county roads. Please take extra caution and slow down when driving through residential neighborhoods. Remember they are our future. If you are traveling with a child, please model good behavior and driving habits. Some of which includes:







Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Sheriff, and we look forward to the great time Spring will bring!!





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