Office of the Sheriff
Hempstead County, Arkansas
James A. Singleton, Sheriff
Hempstead County Law Enforcement Center
312 South Washington
Hope, Arkansas 71801
December 23, 2015
To the Citizens of Hempstead County
As you are all aware I have been asking for Deputies salaries to be increased since taking office in 2011. I am happy to report that beginning in January of 2016 our Deputies will receive a much needed raise in salary. Deputies starting pay will increase from $24,700.00 to $30,000.00 per year.
We have worked very hard this past year to operate within the budget and take some costs cutting measures in the various sections of the Detention Center and Sheriff’s Office for next year.
I want to thank everybody for their support for the voluntary tax, and your contributions to the In God We Trust program where all money raised is turned over to the county treasurer and deposited into a fund that can only be used for deputy’s salaries.
Please remember when tax statements are mailed out next year to check the voluntary tax box and help us keep qualified professionally trained deputies working for Hempstead County.
I want to thank the Quorum Court, Judge Haskell Morse, and County Clerk Sandra Rogers for their help in helping get our Deputies the much needed raise in salary.
My God Bless,
Sheriff James Singleton