Welcome to Baxter County! Baxter County, in north-central Arkansas, shares its northern border with the state of Missouri. With approximately 600 square miles of mountain scenery, pure lakes, and rivers, Baxter County is both a retirement and tourist destination.
We hope that you find the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office website insightful and useful. As a national leader in leveraging technology to inform our community, we believe that open access to our daily operations equips our citizens to help us maintain Baxter County as a safe place to live and raise a family. We strongly believe an informed public is a safer public. The information provided on this website helps deter criminals and their crime which is supported by the fact that Baxter County/Mountain Home is consistently rated as one of the safest places to retire. We have half the number of registered sex offenders living in Baxter County compared to most other counties our size and population.
Vision: The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office’s will be known as an excellent service organization for the protection of the citizens of Baxter County and will maintain a reputation for honesty, integrity, professionalism, and dedication.
-Sheriff John Montgomery