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Please Vote Smart--Below is a list of items which under Sheriff Bruce Pennington's guidance has allowed the Sheriff's office to make giant strides in Saline County.


SINCE 2009:

Obtained additional grants for Victim Advocates for Domestic Violence

Established Explorer Post for the youth of Saline County

Obtained a NEW Chevrolet Tahoe (from the US Marshall's Office) at NO COST to the County

Setup inmate commissary (in the jail) that has raised over $50,000 which can be used for jail operations

SAVED the County $25,000 / year by purchasing bread locally

Established a website ( at NO COST to the TAXPAYERS of Saline County

Re-established a STRONGER working relationship with the Quorum Court, elected officals, US Marshall's office, Arkansas State Police and municipal police agencies in Saline County (including Deputizing ALL Benton and Bryant Officers)

Ensuring that ALL jail employees attend a Jail Standards course

Working closely with Saline County Prosecutors

Obtained a $96,000 grant for the purchase of cameras for the patrol division

Purchased a NEW Jail Van (money saved from the jail); acquired NEW Bullet Proof Vest (for the SWAT Team;upgraded ALL computers in the Sheriff's office and Jail;purchased computers (for patrol division) with money saved in the Fleet Management.

Upgraded Reserve Division

Received a trailer from Benton Fire Department--Converted it into a mobile command post--NO COST TO TAXPAYERS

BOUGHT (2) for (1) Special Response Tean and (2) Search & Rescue Team.  Payed for out of Communication fund -- NO COST TO TAX PAYERS

Providing G.E.D.classes for inmates

Turned Back to Saline County General Fund (from jail):

           Year         2009 -- 2011             $1,600,000

Sheriff of the Year Award -- 2010


Saline County Detention Center has become a member of National Institute of Corrections

Hired outside collection agency to collect old fines and cost from Circuit Courts.  This has generated over $20,000.00 back to the County General Fund


The items listed below can be found at


6-5-2009                      New Website Launched

9-2-2009                      2 Suspects arrested for Commerical Burglary

3-1-2010                      Arrest made on Highway 35 (Huckaby's Burglary)

4-1-2010                      Homicide on Chicot Road

6-7-2010                      Meth Lab Bust on Springdale Road

6-7-2010                      Meth Lab discovered during a loud music call

6-12-2010                    Home Invasion Suspects Arrested

6-21-2010                    73 lbs Marijuana seized in Search Warrant

6-22-2010                    East End Elementary burglary suspects arrested

6-24-2010                    Meth Dealer arrested in a Bryant Hotel

12-2-2010                    Get Out of Jail Week Program

2-3-2012                      Press Conference Alexander Shooting

2-28-2012                    Methamphetamine Arrest on North Sardis Road

3-9-2012                      Copper/Narcotics Arrest

3-19-2012                    Saline County Officers Conduct Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint

3-27-2012                    Wanted Subject:  Jeffery Paul Whittier Arrested

4-2-2012                      Saline County Detention Center eestablished Medical Program


These are some of the work related items Sheriff Pennington has accomplished.  It hs taken time to do alot of this ground work and NOW is NOT the time to switch gears with someone who has LIMITED knowledge, skills, training or experience.  Please ask yourself a question...IF the opponent wants to become Sheriff so bad WHY in the world hasn't he attempted to gain law enforcement knowlege, training, experience or sometype of classes in law enforcement to better himself to becoma a viable opponent?  WHY?  Four years--2 elections and NO attempt to better himself.


The Sheriff's position is one of understanding the US Constitution, the Federal, State and local laws because he is dealing with peoples liberties & lives.  To have a person SURROUND HIMSELF with so called experts is a disaster waiting to happen to Saline County Citizens.  We do not need to regress but be allowed to move forward in a positive manner and grow. 


Sheriff Bruce Pennington has worked very hard for you, please afford him the opportunity to continue serving the Citizens of Saline County.

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Comment by BentonMommy on May 2, 2012 at 11:50pm
I completely agree, Evan! I think there should be a "time-out" automatically assigned to anyone that constantly posts negative, inflammatory, or comments otherwise determined to be jackassery. Maybe they should be treated as if they were children since they are acting as such...?
Comment by Evan Prickett on May 2, 2012 at 11:43pm
No problem here Mr. Duck bill, ill let Mr. Publius' constant bashing and negativitey speak for itself sir.
Comment by John Publius on May 2, 2012 at 11:31pm

So Bill, I just noticed that there were no posts for crimes solved between 12.2.2010 and 2.3.2012. I guess they were off line? These guys are tired.

Comment by John Publius on May 2, 2012 at 11:26pm

MAYBE he should have kept some of the money to catch theives who plague the county. Actually investigate crimes. Send a deputy not a phone call. Press 1 if they stole your T.V.  Press 2 if they stole your camera

Comment by William Tell on May 2, 2012 at 11:03pm

Bruce4sheriff-facebook,,  Someone with experience and budget minded all in one.  Republican candidate, early voting begins May 07,2012.   Has turned back over $1,600,000.00 to County General, since 2009.

Comment by Duck Bill on May 2, 2012 at 10:48pm

Evan, what is your problem?  John just posted a FACT that was not negative at all. 

Comment by Evan Prickett on May 2, 2012 at 10:42pm
Mr Publius sir, do you ever have anything positive to say other than bad mouth people and throw mud? Please sir, I dont support any canidate, but you clearly have a motive here based upon the fact thats all you post about. Try something positive sir, you will find it refreshing.
Comment by John Publius on May 2, 2012 at 10:28pm

Bruce Pennington is a Democrat. I looked it up. 2008, 2010 democratic canidate for Sheriff.

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