PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Major Carl Minden has announced he will run for Pulaski County Sheriff.

Major Minden currently serves as commander over Criminal Investigations, Administrative Services, and Media Relations for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. He has served the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years.

He has also held the position of Patrol District Commander, Training and Special Services Supervisor, Crisis Negotiation Unit Commander, Field Training Officer Coordinator, and Spokesperson for the agency.

“He is a member of the WCAAA Underage Drinking/Drug Prevention Coalition, the Accessible Parking Task Force, a Law Enforcement Community Liaison with the Martin Luther King Commission, and the organizer of the PCSO Citizens Police Academy since 2010. He is also co-organizer of the FBI/PCSO Junior Citizens Academy,” according to a released statement by Major Minden.

““I want to continue to build on the successes of Sheriff Doc Holladay and Sheriff Randy Johnson. I will seek out, and implement, innovative ideas to address the continuing problem of overcrowding at the County Detention Facility. If elected I will place significant attention on improving employee retention and training. Another focus will be on continuing to build a professional and integrity-based work force centered on addressing the problems facing our community. I also know the value of working with the other professional law enforcement agencies throughout Pulaski County and hope to build an even stronger coalition to protect our citizens,” Major Minden said.