Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Arnott
Sheriff Arnott: of Greene County, Missouri is elected and is directly responsible to the citizens of Greene County. The Sheriff holds the ultimate responsibility for administration, command of both internal and external operations of the Greene County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff shall act as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Greene County.
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 almost 14 million dollars. We employ 266 personnel with 46 Reserves and over 200 Citizen Volunteers. We operate a jail with an average daily inmate population of 544.
Sheriff Arnott was elected Sheriff of Greene County on November 4, 2008. He took office as the highest ranking law enforcement official in Greene County on January 01, 2009. During Sheriff Arnott's 20 plus year career at the Greene County Sheriff's Office he has served in the capacity of Reserve Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, CID Captain and Chief Deputy. Sheriff Arnott is also a graduate of Columbia Southern University and 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 active instructor at the Drury Law Enforcement Academy.
Sheriff Arnott makes his home in Fair Grove. Sheriff Arnott is married to Jennifer and they have a daughter and a son.
Sheriff Arnott's accomplishments during his first term of Office include but are not limited to:
- Forming the Citizens on Patrol, 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 Marshall Fugitive Task Force
- Being instrumental in the forming of the Sheriff's Posse, another all volunteer group that teaches horsemanship and supports the GCSO in it's endeavors
- Obtaining specialty vehicles such as the 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 funding
Sheriff Arnott's commitment to public service continues by having served as a member of the following organizations:
- Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors
- Sunrise Rotary
- Chamber of Commerce
- Chairman of the Child Fatality Review Board
- Past chairman of the Underage Drinking Task Force
- National Sheriff's Association
- Missouri Sheriff's Association
- Springhill Baptist Church
- Chairman of the COMET Drug Task Force
- Isabel's House Board of Directors
- Founding member of Code Three Sertoma
- Victim Center Board of Directors
- Community Partnership Board of Directors
- One Missing Link Board of Directors
- United Way Board of Directors
- 911 Advisory Board
- Trunked Radio System Board
- Greene County 100 Club
- Drury University Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board
- FBI Terrorism Task Force (maintaining a Top Secret Security Clearance)
- FBI Academy Alumni Association
- TARGET Committee member
- Pachyderm Club
- The Eagles Lodge