The Patrol Division operates under the supervision of Captain James Lean. There are three rotating shifts consisting of a total of 16 patrol deputies. The patrol shifts are each supervised by a patrol lieutenant and a patrol sergeant. Part time and reserve deputies supplement them as needed and when available.
Patrol deputies are responsible for answering and handling all calls for service or assistance from the public. They are responsible for patrolling unincorporated areas of the county and providing a visible presence as a proactive measure to help deter crime. Deputies respond to complaint calls, crimes in progress, take reports, serve warrants, investigate accidents, testify in court and perform a wide array of related duties. They also provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies in Pope County and surrounding areas when called upon.
Other uniformed personnel include a training officer, a civil process officer, a school resource officer, three transport officers, one court bailiff and one courthouse security officer. Sheriff’s Deputies have concurrent jurisdiction throughout both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county with municipal police officers and constables.
Lieutenant Shawn Harris began his career with the Pope County Sheriff's Office in 2001 as a corrections officer. He was promoted in 2006 to the Patrol Division and attended the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. Since that time he has attended courses such as, School Of Law Enforcement Supervision, Planning and Responding to Crisis in Schools, Behavior Analysis and Interview Techniques, Active Shooter, Field Training Officer, Advances Law Enforcement Rapid Response/Active Shooter and numerous other courses. In 2018 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently supervises Patrol Deputies at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Harris is a 1999 graduate of Clarksville High School, ALETA, and the Criminal Justice School of Law Enforcement Supervision.
Lieutenant Jamie Gray began his law enforcement career as a corrections officer for the Pope County Detention Center in 1996. In 1998, he went active duty in the United States Army. He served two enlistments; the first as an infantryman, and the second as a military policeman. In December of 2003 his enlistment ended and he returned to the detention center to continue his service to Pope County. He was promoted to Patrol Deputy and later Patrol Sergeant. In 2018 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently supervises Patrol Deputies at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout his career, Gray has worked in numerous capacities including Field Training Officer, Bailiff, and Transport Officer. Lieutenant Gray is a graduate of Pottsville High School, LETA, and the Criminal Justice School of Law Enforcement Supervision.
Lieutenant Jeff Noyes began his career in law enforcement as a reserve deputy in 1993 at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. In 2001 Lt. Noyes started his career with Pope County as a corrections officer where he served until being promoted to Patrol Deputy and later Patrol Sergeant. In 2010 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently supervises Patrol Deputies at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Noyes’ certifications include: Law Enforcement Professional Instructor, Taser Instructor, Radar Instructor, ALERRT Active Shooter Instructor, and Field Training Officer. Throughout his career Lt. Noyes has received the distinctions of Russellville Courier Democrat’s Best Police Officer of the year, and 2017 Arkansas Attorney General’s Pope County Officer of the Year. Lt. Noyes is a 1989 graduate of West Side High School, ALETA, and the Criminal Justice School of Law Enforcement Supervision.