Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Newport, Arkansas
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3300 Theater Dr. PO Box 647 Newport, Arkansas 72112

Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 Sheriff David Lucas

Sheriff Lucas began his law enforcement career in 1990 with the Newport Police Department as a patrolman and later transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division. Sheriff Lucas came to work for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in October of 1993 as a criminal investigator. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy. Sheriff Lucas ran for the Office of Sheriff in 2004 and was elected by the citizens of Jackson County. Sheriff Lucas took office on January 1, 2005 and is currently serving his 6th term as the Jackson County Sheriff.

In July of 2014, Sheriff Lucas was sworn in as the President of the Arkansas Sheriff's Association. Sheriff Lucas is the first sheriff from Jackson County to ever hold the ASA president position.


 Major James Brock
Chief Deputy 
Major Brock started his career in law enforcement in the United States Army. Major Brock came to work for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in January of 1979 as a Deputy Sheriff, under Sheriff Donald Ray. In 1981, Major Brock left the sheriff's office for other law enforcement employment. In December of 1992, Major Brock returned to the Sheriff's Office as a criminal investigator, patrol supervisor and the administrative officer. In March of 2012, Major Brock was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy.


  Ms. Ellen Tarno
Administrative Assistant

Ms. Tarno is the administrative assistant for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.  Tarno started with the sheriff's office in February of 1980 under the direction of Sheriff Donald Ray.


Mrs. Pam Stout
District Court Liaison
Mrs. Stout came to work for the Sheriff's Office in 2003 as the Hot Check Coordinator. She was later transferred to her current position as the District Court Liaison after the Hot Check Program was turned over to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.