Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has named U.S. Army veteran and former police officer Jamol Jones of Benton to the Arkansas Parole Board.
Jones replaces Jerry Riley on the board. His term expires Jan. 14, 2030.
"I am confident that he will work to ensure violent, repeat offenders are kept off the streets while also providing opportunities for those in prison to see positive behavioral change by focusing on mental health, faith-based programs, and workforce skills," Sanders said in a statement. "His prior law enforcement experience makes him a clear choice to take on this important role, and I look forward to working together as we empower Arkansans with a safer, stronger state."
Jones was law enforcement officer with the U.S. Department of Defense, Benton Police Department, and most recently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
At the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, he was a corporal assigned to the patrol and training divisions. As a corporal, he trained the department in defensive tactics, use of force, low and high-risk traffic stops, and physical fitness.