McFadden Files as Sebastian County Sheriff Candidate


Sebastian county native Randy McFadden filed yesterday as a Republican candidate for Sebastian County Sheriff.

“I am excited to focus on this campaign and share with local residents my vision for how this department can best serve them,” McFadden said. I believe in honest, transparent leadership. The Sheriffs office is a partner with the community and it is important that we have open communication with all people of Sebastian County.

McFadden is originally from Fort Smith and graduated from Southside High School. He currently lives in Mansfield. 

He brings broad experience to the position, with a background in traditional law enforcement and corporate security. This includes 20 years of law enforcement experience from the Springdale Police Department, and Washington and Sebastian Counties. Throughout his career, McFadden has worked to be a proactive leader with a team approach to solving current and future issues . 

McFadden has shared his commitment to advanced training and equipment for the department, in addition to addressing the needs of employees to avoid costly turnover.  


From my experience in different types of law enforcement I understand the critical importance of advanced training and making sure the people sworn to protect us each day have the latest equipment and technology,” McFadden said“I also believe my corporate business experience is an asset that could greatly help the department. I know how to serve the public and be an effective law enforcement officer, but I also understand how to manage people and lead on the business side of running a large organization.” 

We need to reduce jail and bailiff turnover to ensure a quality workplace and the safety and security of everyone involved with that facility.

Randy and his wife Sherrell live in Mansfield and are members of Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church .

McFadden believes that his faith as a Christian Conservative is consistent with being able to serve the department, treat all staff equally, and treat all citizens fairly.  

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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