HONOR COURAGE COMMITMENT
My name is Jeff Crow. I am a lifelong resident of Hot Spring County and a republican candidate for State Senator, District 13. Over the last 32 years, it has been my privilege to wear several different uniforms in service to the citizens of this district, state and nation. Many of those years were as a Wildlife Officer and State Trooper serving as a first responder in every corner of this district. Recently I returned to the AGFC and for five years had the privilege to provide leadership to the stewardship of our state’s fish and wildlife.
As a retired United States Marine, the core values of that institution; honor, courage and commitment have long been engrained in me:
Honor- the will to do what is right even when the right thing is difficult.
Courage; not the absence of fear, but recognizing other things are more important than our fears.
And finally, commitment; to God, my family and my fellow citizens.
I believe that now more than ever, these core values are what is needed in public service and are the same values I will follow in everything I do as your State Senator.
Last summer I became a grandfather- one of the greatest blessings of my lifetime. Like all of us who are parents, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles; I want her to enjoy the same freedoms and even greater opportunities than I have been blessed with. This campaign must be about who is best suited to work to ensure that current and future generations can realize the promise of a better Arkansas with great jobs, excellent schools and safer communities. I humbly offer myself to do this important work in the Arkansas State Senate on behalf of you and your families.
Crow is the Director of Safety and Emergency Management at Ouachita Baptist University. Previously he served as the 17th Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Prior to his six years at the administrative level of the Game and Fish Commission, he worked for 25 years as a State Trooper and Wildlife Officer. Crow also spent 25 years in the Marine Corps serving combat tours in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom II before retiring at the rank of Sergeant Major. Crow is the founder and president of Modern-Day Knight Training Group which provides tactical and leadership training to first responders nation-wide and he provides free training and consulting to schools, churches and communities to assist in developing security programs designed to make those environments safer.
Crow holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Arkansas State University, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from John Brown University and an associate degree in Criminal Justice from National Park College in Hot Springs. He is a member of the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. He has volunteered as an Instructor for the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement’s Rural Executive Management Institute and the University of Arkansas, Criminal Justice Institute.
A life long resident of Hot Spring County, Crow and his wife of 29 years, Susanna, are active members of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bismarck where he serves as deacon, trustee and leader of the men’s ministry. They have two adult children and one granddaughter.