Lonoke County Sheriff's Office

Lonoke County

Lonoke County is Arkansas' 70th county, formed on April 16, 1873. The county name originates from a "lone oak" tree that stood on the site of the present county seat, Lonoke; the red oak tree was used as a local landmark by a railroad surveyor. While the county seat is at Lonoke, Cabot is the largest city in the county. Among Arkansas' 75 counties, it is the only one to share its name with its county seat.

Lonoke County is the location of the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Toltec Mounds State Park, and the Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery - one of the world's largest working stateowned fish hatcheries.

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 802.43 square miles, of which 765.96 square miles is land and 36.47 square miles is water.

Lonoke County's population recorded 68,356 by the 2010 United States Census. Lonoke County is included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock - Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area in central Arkansas.

Office of the Sheriff

The Sheriff's fundamental duty is to serve the public, to protect lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, oppression and intimidations, and to protect the peaceful against violence or disorder. As a constitutional officer, the office of sheriff is to respect the constitutional rights of all - liberty, equality and justice. The office is a symbol of public trust and faith to hold true to the ethics of the office for the people we serve and to strive to achieve these objectives and ideals to the best of our abilities.