Good Monday Morning Everyone,
In regards to Chicot County Sheriff’s Department response to Governor Hutchinson executive order requiring face covering for our citizens in Eudora, Dermott, Lake Village and in the county. I have spoken this morning to Dermott Chief Evans, Eudora Chief McCree and Lake Village Chief Wilburn concerning the calls that we are each receiving in regards to face mask mandate. I can say we all agree that we encourage you in wearing face mask & social distancing. If a business owner requires you to wear a mask, then you must wear a mask. If you refuse to wear a mask and refuse to leave the business, in which the owner contacts us, you will be given a citation for criminal trespassing, but you will leave the building.
I would like to state that we are not the face mask police. Although, we will help any business owner out if need be. We will not be out patrolling and looking for people not wearing face mask.
Thanks May God Bless,
Sheriff Ronald Nichols