Sheriff Scott Montgomery
Administration is headed by Sheriff Scott Montgomery. Administration also includes Administrative Assistant Debbie Bradley and Administrative Assistant Mariea Harvey. It is administration's duty to run the daily activities of the Perry County Sheriff's Office.
Perry County Sheriff Scott Montgomery I was born in Morrilton, AR, May 2, 1971 to Curtis and Patricia Montgomery. I am a lifelong resident of Houston, AR. I am a 1990 graduate of Bigelow High School. During my time at Bigelow High School, I was a member of FFA, GCE President in my senior year, President of my sophomore and junior class and was a member of the Bigelow Panther Basketball Team. My maternal Grandparents are the late Dan "Boone" and Eva Mae Caldwell. My paternal Grandparents are the late Ed "Buck" and Hazel Montgomery. I have been married to Sonya (Boyett) twenty years and we have two children, Kevin (21) who attends college at UACCM and Jessica (19) who attends SAU in Magnolia, Arkansas.
My career in law enforcement started with the Perry County Reserve Unit, August 20, 2000 then on September 20, 2000 Sheriff Ray Byrd transferred me from a Reserve to a full time Deputy. I attended the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden, Arkansas for a twelve week class in Basic Laws of Arkansas, Constitutional Rights, Civil Process, etc... Upon on completion of the twelve week course I graduated with an overall 90% average.
I was the first ever candidate to win an election as a write in for Sheriff in Perry County. I was sworn in as Sheriff of the great County of Perry in January 2007. During my campaign for Sheriff I stated that I wanted to bring back a traditional Sheriff's Office to the People of Perry County. I have an open door policy to the public. I believe people in their communities are our best police officer's they keep an eye on their neighbor's place; they know who should or should not be there. I believe "our community crime watches are the best assets we have in keeping crime down". I believe that drugs and thefts go hand and hand, and that they are the two biggest problems our county has.
My first year in office proved to be a challenge, learning the role of a Sheriff, but was still a success with a veteran team. They solved over 62% of their felony cases in 2007. They seized twelve methamphetamine labs and seized numerous other drugs such as marijuana and illegal prescription pills that lead to 126 people getting arrest.
I was fortunate enough to help attain a new Detention Center after earlier attempts in past had been declined by the voters. The new Detention Center finally opened in March of 2010.
Administrative Assistant Debbie Bradley has been employed with Perry County Sheriff's Office since January 15, 2005. She has assisted Sheriff Montgomery in his official duties since he took office in 2007. To list only some of the tasks that she manages is to prepare monthly reports, handle all incoming and outgoing reports, organize and arrange meeting arrangements for the sheriff maintain compliance of registered sex offenders living in the county, secure and maintain all employee's files according to HIPPA and to relieve the Sheriff of administrative details. Debbie handles all accounting procedures for the Sheriff's Office. Debbie puts much of her time and effort into assisting the Sheriff and helping out the citizens of the county in many areas of service.
Administrative Assistant Mariea Harvey rejoined the Perry County Sheriff's Office in January 2012. Mariea's job is to meet and greet the public, assist Criminal Investigators in preparing file directs for the Prosecutors Office. Mariea has been an active Deputy Reserve serving Perry County for over 11 years.