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511 Aplin Avenue.
Perryville, AR 72126

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M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sheriff Scott Montgomery


Administration is headed by Sheriff Scott Montgomery. Administration also includes Administrative Assistant Clarissa Thomas and Administrative Assistant Billie McCormick. 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 two children, Kevin (30), is a Service Manager at River Valley Tractor in Conway and Jessica (28), is a teacher at Perryville Elementary School.  Also I have a precious 4 year old granddaughter Maddison.    I just recently got married (Nov. 14, 2020) to Christina Mainord, we reside in Houston.  Christina is the daughter of the late Larry and Karen Mainord both were residents of Perryville, AR.

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

Clarissa Thomas assists Sheriff Montgomery in his official duties. 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.  Secure and maintain all employee's files according to HIPPA and to relieve the Sheriff of administrative details.  Clarissa handles all accounting procedures for the Sheriff's Office.  Clarissa 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 

Billie McCormick transferred from the Detention Center to the Sheriff's Office in February 2016. Billie's job is to meet and greet the public, assist Criminal Investigators in preparing file directs for the Prosecutors Office. Billie is also responsible for making sure NIBRS reports are entered into the FBI Data Base. Billie is also over registered sex offenders, making sure their paperwork is in compliance with ACIC.

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