Sheriff Andy Shock appointed to the State Parole Board

Staff Writer

Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the appointment of Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock to the Arkansas State Parole Board. Shock will replace Richard Mays, who resigned July 17, 2015. His term will expire January 14, 2018. Andy will resign his position as Sheriff upon his swearing in. His official start date is September 1, 2015.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on Shock’s appointment: 

"Andy brings hands-on experience in criminal justice from his tenure as sheriff of Faulkner County. He understands the justice system, how it works, and how it should work. Because of his real-world experience and character, Andy will be a valuable asset on the Parole Board, and I am pleased that he has agreed to serve." 

About Andy Shock: 

Andy Shock, 41, is the current Sheriff of Faulkner County. His entire career has been in criminal justice, spending the last 16 years with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO, 1999-Present). During that period of time, Andy was promoted from a Reserve Deputy to the following positions: Part-Time Deputy, Full-Time Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Criminal Investigator, Patrol Lieutenant, and Enforcement Major. In 2012, he was elected Sheriff of Faulkner County. In 2004, Andy broke the national record of DWI arrests made by a deputy sheriff. In addition, he initiated the Faulkner County School Resource Program, serves on the Act 309 Department of Corrections Oversight Committee and is a member of the Criminal Justice Institute Advisory Board.

Andy, a lifelong resident of Faulkner County, his wife Kimberly “Kelley” Shock, and their two children live in Conway



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