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Roork has an extensive record of experience in Fulton County law enforcement, having served with the Salem Police Department since 1979 and retired as Chief of Police in 2012 when he joined the County Sheriff’s Department as Chief Deputy.
During his years in law enforcement in Fulton County Roork said he has observed significant changes in the needs and requirements in the field and will make it the goal of his office to maintain the safe environment “we all enjoy and want for our children and our community.”
As an administrator, Roork says he knows how the handle the financial challenges of a rural Arkansas department and recognizes the importance of being financially responsible and managing a budget and resources.
In closing Roork said the people of Fulton County have “always had my back” and as their Sheriff he promises to “always have theirs.” “I will ALWAYS put the people of our county first, he emphasized,”
To read the full text of Roork’s election announcement, click Al Roork election announcement
The primary election for county sheriff will be held in March 2016.