Sheriff Doc Holladay announced his intention to seek re-election for a 5th term. He will run as a Democrat.
“For forty-three years, I have served the citizens of Pulaski County in a law enforcement capacity. I intend to continue this service with integrity, if I am afforded the opportunity. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is the largest and finest sheriff’s department in the state. My staff and I are committed to providing professional, effective and efficient service to the citizens of this county and state. As you may know, I am responsible for the operation of the largest county jail in Arkansas and by population, one of the 100 largest in the country. During my tenure, the jail has grown from 880 beds to a capacity of 1210 beds, with an additional 160 beds that are not yet funded. I pledge to continue to work with the County Judge, Quorum Court and local Mayors to ensure the jail meets the needs of law enforcement agencies within the county. We have been successful in developing the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office because of our dedicated and loyal employees. I will continue to provide leadership that you and they can be assured will benefit the law-abiding citizens of Pulaski County.”
Holladay holds an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School, the Association for Effective Law Enforcement, International Association of Chiefs of Police Critical Incident Management, the Criminal Justice Institute’s Arkansas Leader – Law Enforcement Training for Police Commanders and is a graduate of Our Town – Cultural Diversity Program of the Just Communities of Arkansas. Holladay is also the author of the book “History of the Little Rock Police Department”. He retired from the Little Rock Police Department in 2003 after 32 years. In 2008 he was selected as Arkansas’ “Sheriff of the Year” by the state Fraternal Order of Police.
A lifelong resident of Pulaski County, Holladay and, his wife of 44 years, Deborah, are the parents of 3 grown children. They are members of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church where he serves as Church Clerk. He also serves on the Boards of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Family Services Agency, International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen, Just Communities of Arkansas and was recently reappointed by Governor Beebe to serve on the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. He is a member of the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and is on the Board of Governors for the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock show.