RANDY McFADDEN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR SEBASTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF
“A vote for McFadden is a vote for ALL people!”
Sebastian County Resident Randy McFadden announced his intent to run for Sebastian County Sheriff in the 2018 election. McFadden, a Republican, has 20 years of law enforcement experience, having served on the Springdale Police Department and as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for both the Sebastian and Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
Randy also served in management security for United Parcel Service for 12 years and served a total of 28 years with United Parcel Service. Randy and his wife, Sherrell, live in Mansfield and are members of Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He graduated from Southside High School in Fort Smith in 1977 and obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from John Brown University in 2005.
“I intend to be proactive as Sheriff and to utilize a community policing approach,” said McFadden. “By enlisting the assistance of the community, I believe that we can cut down on crime and save taxpayer dollars.”
McFadden intends to be a proactive, rather than reactive, Sheriff. “For example, I intend to be very proactive in combating the war on unlawful use or possession of opioids, as well as training all deputies in the use of the life-saving drug Narcan.” McFadden intends to take three well-defined steps in the war on illegal drugs. First, arrange meetings with other law enforcement agencies, particularly the Federal agencies already versed in the opioid crisis. Second, have regular meetings with emergency responders and training sessions as needed to make sure that the most current information available from state and federal law enforcement agencies is taught to all deputies. Third, ensure all front-line deputies are equipped with all equipment needed when responding to emergency calls or when otherwise placed in a dangerous situation. McFadden also said that “I intend to run a department known for its integrity and transparency.”
McFadden, also believes this county should be a safe place to live and work with the help of each team member and the community. “I believe in order to promote a safe county you must have a team that has the same goals, concerns, and regard for everyone who lives and works in Sebastian County,” said McFadden. “Employees will be trained to successfully protect and serve each individual without discrimination. They will have specialized training in each field whether it be on the front line, at the detention center, in the court house, and or simply the office staff. Each and every employee will have up to date and accurate training to ensure success in their field and therefore, a successful and safe county,” said McFadden.
McFadden will know each employee that works for Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office and has the ability to ensure that that the county and the employees will not be in danger due to lack of training, lack of equipment or lack of leadership. Each new employee will go through the appropriate testing, background checks and have accurate training before entering the field to ensure their safety and the safety of the people who live and work in this County.
McFadden believes that his faith as a Christian Conservative is consistent with the being able to serve the department, treat all staff equally, and treat all citizens fairly. He believes that his own values will help in preventing turnover in the jail which costs the County thousands of dollars due to the cost of training new personnel.
McFadden’s father also served in law enforcement. He retired from the Fort Smith Police Department and subsequently served with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Department.
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Contact: Randy McFadden (479) 227-0745