Poinsett County Sheriff will not seek reelection

Poinsett County Sheriff will not seek reelection

POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills will not seek reelection in 2016.

Mills is in his 34th year as a law enforcement officer.

That means he will serve for 35 years before his term ends next year.

He is currently the longest running sheriff in Arkansas.

Mills was elected Poinsett County Sheriff in 1996 and is in his 10th term.

Sheriff Mills told Region 8 News that he is just ready to take some time off and he looks forward to someone coming in with new ideas and energy.

He previously served as Chief of Police in Harrisburg.

He was a Harrisburg School District Graduate and has been a part of the Poinsett County community for many years.

Sheriff Mills also serves on the Second Judicial Drug Task Force Board of Directors, Association of AR Counties Legislative Committee, Consolidated Youth Services Advisory Board, Law Enforcement Training Academy, Black River Technical College Advisory Board and is a Mid-South Health System board member.

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