Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
KEVIN MOLDER  ( read )
Phone
Emergency: 911
Main:
870-578-5411
24 Hrs Non-Emergency:
870-578-2116
Crime Tips:
870-578-2116
Address:
1500 Justice Drive
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
Administration

The Administrative staff members consist of employees who manage the "business" side of the Sheriff's Office. They assist the Sheriff by recommending agency policies and ensuring that all component parts of the Sheriff’s Office coordinate their activities in order to promote a greater efficiency in accomplishing the objectives of the Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to operational responsibilities, they have daily contact with members of the public in the office and by phone.


Sheriff Kevin Molder

Sheriff Kevin Molder was elected in 2016 and took office on January 1, 2017. The Poinsett County Sheriff is an elected position and is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county. He is responsible for planning, organizing and directing activities at the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center.

Sheriff Molder began his career in law enforcement as a Detention Officer in 1994. He has remained in law enforcement for over twenty two years. He served over two years at the Harrisburg Police Department where he was a patrol officer. He was an instructor for four years at the Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas. He has been employed at the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office for over 16 years where he was a deputy, patrol sergeant, chief deputy, and now serving as sheriff.

Sheriff Molder graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1995. He currently holds a Senior certificate with the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. He has an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Black River Technical College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, both from Arkansas State University.

 

Chief Deputy Chris Crews
Chief Deputy Chris Crews

The Chief Deputy works directly under the Sheriff and oversees the daily overall operations of the Sheriff’s Office, which comprises the Administration Division, Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigation Division. The duties and responsibilities of the Chief Deputy are many and varied. One of the biggest responsibilities of the Chief Deputy is coordinating the activities of the various sections of the Sheriff’s Office. This task is very important because it assures that all work and projects are performed by Sheriff’s Office personnel in a manner that will serve to meet the mission statement, goals and objectives established by the Sheriff.

Chief Deputy Chris Crews started his career as an Auxiliary Officer in 2005 for the Harrisburg Police Department. In 2010, Chris was hired by the Poinsett County Sheriff's Department as a Patrol Deputy. He graduated BRTC Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in 2011. In 2012 he went from patrol to Criminal Investigations where worked on various cases. He attended many classes through Criminal Justice Institute while in CID. In 2014, he was promoted to Day Shift Sergeant. He is also a Certified Firearms Instructor. In 2017, he was promoted to his current position as Chief Deputy.

Captain Brad Felkins
Captain Brad Felkins

Captain Brad Felkins has been a law enforcement officer since 1993. He started his career with the Blytheville Police Department. In addition to working for the Blytheville Police, he has also worked for the Arkansas State University Police Department and the Harrisburg Police Department. Captain Felkins has been with the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office in one capacity or the other since 1999. He has served as a dispatcher, patrol deputy, detective, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and as chief deputy. His current assignment is as a captain with the department. His responsibilities encompass supervision of the patrol division and training. In addition to his law enforcement background, he is a Nationally Registered EMT. Captain Felkins also possess a Bachelors of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arkansas State University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Arkansas Air National Guard.

Administrative Assistant: Phyllis Gandy

Phyllis helps in preparing the annual budget, managing the operational budget, preparing payroll for approximately 45 full time employees, prepares press releases, provides notary services, prepares and submits affidavits for payments, timekeeping, audits, second party signature and other duties as assigned.  Phyllis has worked for the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office since March 3, 2003.

Secretary/Civil Process Coordinator:
Connie Vanhoozer

Responsible for receiving, maintaining, and tracking all civil process that comes to the Sheriff's Office. These include Orders of Protection, Summonses, Subpoenas, and various Writs. This position also deals with felony arrest warrants from Circuit Court and maintains the Sheriff's Fee Account. Entering and maintaining all Incident/Offense Report.  Preparing case files, and the Bonds sheets. In addition, she assists with receptionist and telephone operator responsibilities in the Administration Offices. Connie has worked for the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office since August 6, 2001.