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Sheriff Jim Arnott



Jim Arnott

 

 

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'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:

  • Forming the Citizens on Patrol (COPS), an all-volunteer group of citizens that aid the GCSO in many different areas
  • Formation of the K-9 unit funded through donations, by citizens
  • Adding additional resources to the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force, FBI JTTF, Secret Service, BATFE and DEA
  • Being instrumental in the forming of the Sheriff's Posse of Greene County, a nonprofit organization, and an all-volunteer group that teaches horsemanship and supports the GCSO in its’ endeavors
  • Obtaining specialty vehicles such as the state of the art Crime Scene Unit, Sheriff's Mobile Command Post, an ATV and Military specialty vehicles all of which were funded through grants, seized drug money or donations
  • Forming of GCSO SWAT team to respond to barricaded subjects, hostage situations, perform high risk entries and perform arrests of violent offenders
  • Instrumental in obtaining a grant that provides the GCSO with two Deputies focused on DWI enforcement
  • Enhancing the Neighborhood watch program
  • Keeping the DARE program active with no public funding
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care Accreditation for the Medical Department
  • Division Captain rotation program – Promotes cross training and brings new ideas and methods to the divisions
  • Honored multiple time as Patriotic Employer by the National Guard and Reserves
  • Honored by Military Order of the Purple Heart as American Patriot
  • Honored by the various American Legions for Outstanding Service
  • Recognized by the U.S. Secret Service for assistance in Presidential

 

 

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