Manila Police Chief announces for County Sheriff
Manila Police Chief Jackie Hill announced his candidacy for the position of sheriff of Mississippi County. Hill, a 20 year veteran of law enforcement, is a former Mississippi County deputy. He has been Manila Chief of Police for 12 years.
Chief Hill is a Manila High School graduate and has continued his education through the University of Arkansas, the University of Central Arkansas, and Arkansas Northeastern College. In addition, Hill is a graduate of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy and the Arkansas Fire Academy. He has certificates in Jail Standards, Law Enforcement Public Information, and Advanced Patrol Interdiction. He is an Arkansas certified police officer. He has been certified as Law Enforcement Instructor, a Traffic Radar Instructor, and a Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor.
Hill is a member of the Arkansas Police Chief Association and the Arkansas Narcotics Officers Association. He has also served on the regional board of the Arkansas Narcotics Association.
Hill, a strong advocate of local schools, is a member of the Manila School Board. He is also a member of the Arkansas School Board Association. He has served as a volunteer for Mississippi County Special Olympics for the last 27 years.
Hill's goals as sheriff of Mississippi County include upgrading equipment and technology to increase department responsiveness to the needs of the citizens of the county. In addition Hill will utilize the reserve unit to cover all areas of Mississippi County. He plans to work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He also plans to continue his lifelong practice of serving as an advocate for the safety of children and the elderly.
Hill plans to initiate his campaign by forming an election committee this fall. Anyone wanting to contact Hill can call (870) 780-4991.