Tim Helder has been the Sheriff of Washington County since being elected in 2004. Prior to that, he served as the Washington County Chief Deputy and contributed 21 years to the Fayetteville Police Department. Tim also serves on a variety of boards: Washington Regional Hospital Board of Directors, Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Arkansas Sheriff’s Association and the Fayetteville Police Pension Board. Most recently, Tim was selected as Chair for the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, which includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. He resides in West Fork, Ark., with his wife, Holly, and they have three children: Nolan, Clay and Karli. Tim is an active member of the First Baptist Church of West Fork.