Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck sworn in as Sheriffs’ Association president
Hollenbeck to serve as president for the remainder of his term, which concludes at the end of 2018.
By Max Bryan
SW Times Record
For his last seven months as Sebastian County sheriff, Bill Hollenbeck will be leading the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association.
Hollenbeck was sworn in as association president at the 2018 Sheriffs’ Association Summer Convention on Tuesday morning in Fort Smith. His swearing-in follows a decision to allow him to serve as president for the remainder of his term, which concludes at the end of 2018.
Association director Scott Bradley explained that Arkansas sheriffs become Association presidents by joining the Association and working their way up through the ranks. With the exception of Hollenbeck, sheriffs typically serve as association president for a year, he said.
Hollenbeck was first vice president of the Association prior to Tuesday morning, and has been a board member since 2012.
“Every year, you move a little bit farther up, so Bill has been on his way up to be president,” Bradley said.
Hollenbeck said as president, he will work closely with the Arkansas Association of Counties, which seeks to provide an avenue for all elected county officials in Arkansas to solve mutual issues. He will also work in a legislative capacity with state politicians to address issues he has already worked to address, like mental health and opioids, and work in an educational capacity for sheriffs across the state and their deputies. Read more.