Arkansas Week at Nelson Wilks Herron

Students at Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School enjoyed getting to visit with the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office Deputies as they explained the equipment on display. Students rotated through five stations and got to see the Sheriff's Office, Helicopter, Patrol Boat, Underwater Camera system, Scuba Dive Team and PC (Patrol Car)


Helicopter and what to do if your lost is explained by Deputy/Pilot Benny Magness


Water Patrol and boating safety are explained by Lt. Brad Lewis


Underwater Sonar and Camera are explained by Lt. Rick Lucy


Water Safety and Dive Team are explained by Sgt. Lee Sanders


PC and McGruff talk to students about being safe



Norfork School District celebrated their 6th Grade Students graduation from DARE last night. Deputy Billy Cox lead the commencement for the students that he has worked with all year.  DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), and GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) were provided by Deputy Cox this year.  Friends and family were in attendance to help celebrate the event.  The Norfork SADD students (Students Against Destructive Decisions) provided a cook out after the graduation for all that attended.


Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery addressed the graduating class on how choices they make now can have an effect on the rest of their lives.


 Individual students received awards for their achievement during the year!

Mountain Home Students graduate DARE


Mountain Home School District graduated over 275 5th grade students from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office Drug Prevention Program last night.  Dunbar Auditorium was almost full as family and friends participated in honoring the students. DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is the primary program but students learn much more during the year from their School Resource Officer.


Commencement began with Mrs. Jackson (5th Grade Music Teacher) and her daughter Cate singing the National Anthem.


Individual students were presented with awards for their achievement along with hearing some words of encouragement from the guest speakers which included, Hackler Principal Sondra Monger, Assistant Principal Steve Morris, Assistant Principal Kevin Roach and Sheriff John Montgomery.


Deputy Danielle Campfield presents Principal Monger a Plaque from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office for her years of support and participation with the DARE Program. After 34 years, 8 as a Principle, Sondra will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year.  Thank you for all you have done for the youth of our community!

Cotter Students Graduate DARE


Over 60, 5th grade students from the Cotter School District graduated from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office Drug Prevention Program yesterday afternoon.  DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is the primary focus for the program, but students learn a number of different skills while participating in the classes.  Deputy Matthew Guthrie conducted the graduation and introduced the guest speakers, Superintendent Vanessa Thomas Jones, Principal Airl Cheek, and Sheriff John Montgomery.

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Students walked across the stage and met the guest speakers

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Cotter School Resource Officer, Deputy Matthew Guthrie presented his Essay winners for the 2018 graduation from left to right, Makayla Ligon, Morley Cranfill, and Konnor Winclif, the overall winner was Taylee Harvey.

Arkansas Sheriff's Association awards Red Ribbon Grant to Norfork School

The Baxter County Sheriff's Office applied for and was awarded a grant for the Norfork School District from the Arkansas Sheriff's Association for "Red Ribbon Week".  Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  The campaign is to help our children make a personal commitment to live drug free lives.

 Red Ribbon week started in 1985 when DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, died at the hands of drug traffickers while undercover in Mexico fighting the battle against illegal drugs.


Baxter County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer Billy Cox applied for the grant and is shown here presenting the check for $1,793.25 to Norfork School Counselor Ms. Carla Dollard.  Red Ribbon week will be October 23rd through the 31st, we encourage everyone to support the youth of our community in their choice to live a drug free life.

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