Another candidate announces run for PUCO Sheriff

Former Little Rock Assistant Chief of Police, Eric Higgens, announced his candidacy for the Office of Pulaski County Sheriff on Thursday. (Photo: KATV)

The Former Little Rock Assistant Chief of Police has announced his candidacy for the Office of Pulaski County Sheriff.

30-year-law enforcement veteran Eric Higgins released his intent to run on Thursday.

He follows Major Carl Minden, who announced he was running for the position back in March. Minden is currently the commander of criminal investigations with the sheriff’s office, where he has worked for 18 years.

In his approach to the job, Higgens said he will focus on the following three principles to improve safety and quality of life in Pulaski County:

  • Community-based
  • Safety-driven
  • Integrity-based

Higgens has released the following statement:

“I am excited to officially announce my candidacy for Pulaski County Sheriff,” said Higgins. “As an experienced member of law enforcement and a strong, passionate leader, I am committed to working diligently to bring the community and law enforcement closer together. I believe creating a positive and productive relationship between the two will improve the quality of life and safety for the residents and visitors of Pulaski County.”

“My 30 years in the force with a community-first focus have led me to develop the CSI approach,” said Higgins. “We must be community-driven. Empowering our communities will build them up and aid in addressing safety concerns in the area. We must be safety-driven — not arrest-driven. Our end-goal is lack of crime; it is not a high prison count. And lastly, everything we do must be done with integrity. No exceptions.”

“It is because of my wide law enforcement experience, my education, and my understanding of the need for community involvement in crime prevention and re-entry that I ask for your support and your vote to be the next Sheriff of Pulaski County.”

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