Greene County Sheriff's OfficeSheriff Jim Arnott

Sheriff Jim Arnott


Sheriff Jim Arnott

Sheriff Arnott: of Greene County, Missouri is elected and is directly responsible to the citizens of Greene County. The Sheriff holds the ultimate responsibility for administration, command of both internal and external operations of the Greene County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff shall act as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Greene County.

Sheriff Arnott's responsibilities include but are not limited to the patrol of Greene County's unincorporated areas, the patrol of County roads and highways, inmate housing, serving of civil process, investigation of crimes and courtroom security.

Unlike the municipal law enforcement agencies, the Sheriff has jurisdiction in all areas of the county including the cities within Greene County.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office has an operating budget of over 18 million dollars. We employ 350 full-time personnel with 46 Reserves and over 200 Citizen Volunteers. We operate a jail with an average daily inmate population of 681.

Sheriff Arnott was elected Sheriff of Greene County on November 4, 2008. He took office as the highest ranking law enforcement official in Greene County on January 01, 2009. During Sheriff Arnott's 20 plus year career at the Greene County Sheriff's Office he has served in the capacity of Reserve Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, CID Captain and Chief Deputy. Sheriff Arnott is also a graduate of Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

As a member of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Arnott has accumulated a long list of specialized education and training in law enforcement, investigations, weapons and tactics. Sheriff Arnott is an active instructor at the Drury Law Enforcement Academy.

Sheriff Arnott makes his home in Fair Grove. Sheriff Arnott is married to Jennifer and they have a daughter and a son.

Sheriff Arnott's accomplishments during his first term of Office include but are not limited to:

Sheriff Arnott's commitment to public service continues by serving as a member of the following organizations: