Sheriff Tim Ryals is dedicated to the education of Faulkner County Students. This dedication has enabled students in Faulkner County to gather knowledge and use this knowledge to make informed decisions and make better choices.
In addition to the education being provided, there is an opportunity for the students to have open lines of communication with a law enforcement officer and this opens dialogue and trust. Being and S.R.O. is a very proactive role in law enforcement. This frequent contact gives the students an opportunity to see an officer as a friend.
The School Resource Officers use the C.H.O.I.C.E.S (Courage. Honesty. Optimism Integrity. Choices. Equals. Success.) program. This program covers the topics of self esteem, rules, laws, consequences, accountability and making smart choices. There is also an opportunity to follow up this program with a tour of the Faulkner County Detention Center.
In addition to the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. program, there are several other programs that are currently available through the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office.
These programs include:
911 and stranger danger/Grades K-4
Internet Safety/Grades 6-8
DWI Program/Grades 9-12
Dangers of Texting and Driving 9-12
The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office offers these programs to all public and private schools throughout Faulkner County.
In addition to being in the schools throughout Faulkner County the School Resource Officers also enforce school zone speed limits, follows school buses on their pickup/drop off routes as well as rides on the school buses during their pickup/drop off routes.
The School Resource Division is staffed with one deputy and falls under the Command of the Patrol Lieutenant.