Patrick Mulligan has 30 years experience working in the criminal justice system, 20 years in law enforcement and 10 years as management in a level 4 locked facility. He has an Associate of Arts degree in Law Enforcement and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He was a supervisor in Patrol and Narcotics for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and while there, was sworn in as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for two years. He has been married for 28 years and is the proud father of four children, the two oldest of which are police officers themselves.
Statement from Mr. Mulligan: “As the Police Chief of the city of Lonoke, I have been busy the last two months finding jobs for people in need in the Lonoke community. I created a Chief’s Counsel of citizens that will aid in policing the police. I am in the process of creating a Chaplin’s forum on our Police Dept fb page to relay information of all the churches that provide services, such as counseling, and financial assistance, etc to our 3000 plus followers. I am also in the process of housing ADC prisoners with only 60 days left on their sentence. We will work to get them connected to counselors and potential employers upon their release. As law enforcement we have a duty to serve. We take an oath to up hold the Constitution. We should protect everyone’s rights. Putting people in jail is often assumed as what our job is but It is only a small part. The big picture is to be active in our schools, churches and communities; to interact with all and have a proactive plan that deals with offenders before during and after their release. Right now it seems the majority of law enforcement is about adjusting their statistics to make people just feel safe.”