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Sheriff Marty Boyd and Jail Administrator Cpt. Keith Bowers have announced they are actively seeking applicants to fill the volunteer position of Jail Chaplain. Applicants need only the heart to tend to the spiritual needs of jail inmates by encouraging and counseling inmates. Formal education or ordination is not required. Computer skills and organization are a plus.

Tasks will include:

  • Administrative tasks (including answering requests from the inmates on the computer)
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Coordinate volunteer services
  • Oversee religious services
  • Supervise other clergy and volunteers

Applicants will have contact with inmates on a regular basis and will have to pass a background check. For more information, contact Cpt. Keith Bowers at kbowers@craigheadso.org

To apply, download the application and email to Cpt. Bowers.

 F-3 Long App.pdf




Craighead County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol:

The Craighead County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol is looking for applicants for a new fresh start-up of this division. Commander Rick Davis is asking for persons to apply that hold a good knowledge of horsemanship and have the time and equipment to form an elite division of the Craighead County Sheriff's Department to assist in Search and Rescue. You may download the below application and write "FOR MOUNTED PATROL" at the top of the page.



Craighead County Deputy Sheriff:

The Craighead County Sheriff's Department is accepting applications daily for "Certified Law Enforcement Officer". You may download the preliminary employment application below and deliver it to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office at 901 Willett Rd. Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72401 or mail it to this office at P.O. Box 1352, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72403.

To apply, please fill out the application (provided via the link below) and submit that plus a current resume. Your application and resume can be submitted via USPS (901 Willett Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401), in person, our website, or by sending the information via messenger on our Facebook page.



The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  1. Each application must be filled out in it's entirety, along with a copy of your birth certificate, and a copy of your high school diploma or GED. 
  2. The background release form must be signed and notarized. 
  3. A comprehensive background investigation will be performed prior to an offer of employment. 
  4. Each applicant must also pass a physical and psychological examination.

A printable copy of our application is linked below. Once completed, turn the application into either the Sheriff’s Office Administration or the Detention Center Administration. Please wait to sign the application until such time you have been scheduled for an interview. You will then sign your application in front of a notary public. Please bring a form of government issued photo identification with you to your interview.

Employment Application


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