Sheriff Arnott was first elected Sheriff of Greene County in November, 2008 and then re-elected to a second term in 2012 and a third term in 2016. During Sheriff Arnott's 20 plus year career at the Greene County Sheriff's Office, prior to serving as Sheriff, he served in the capacity of Reserve Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, CID Captain and Chief Deputy. Sheriff Arnott is also holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
As a member of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Arnott has accumulated a long list of specialized education and training in law enforcement, investigations, weapons and tactics. Sheriff Arnott is an instructor at the Drury Law Enforcement Academy.
Sheriff Arnott makes his home in Fair Grove with his wife Jennifer. They have 2 children, a daughter and a son.
Sheriff Arnott's responsibilities include but are not limited to the patrol of Greene County's unincorporated areas, the patrol of County roads and highways, inmate housing, serving of civil process, investigation of crimes and courtroom security.
Unlike the municipal law enforcement agencies, the Sheriff has jurisdiction in all areas of the county including the cities within Greene County.
The Greene County Sheriff's Office has an operating budget of over 25 million dollars and employs 400+ full time personnel with 46 Reserves and over 200 Citizen Volunteers. The jail houses an average daily inmate population of over 900. The Sheriff’s Office oversees protection of 670 square miles.
Sheriff Arnott's accomplishments during his tenure include but are not limited to: