Longtime law enforcement officer Gregory Tabor has been named U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Arkansas.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Tabor to the post after being nominated by President Donald Trump for the role in March 2020. In this role, Tabor will cover a wide swath of Arkansas, stretching from the northwest corner down to the southwest corner and over to the southeast corner.
Most recently, Tabor served as the chief of police for the Northwest Arkansas National Airport. He previously served as the chief of police for the Fayetteville Police Department, retiring in 2019 after having served in the department since 1985.
Tabor has also served in other law enforcement capacities, including serving as the chairman of the board for the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force.
Several U.S. Congressmen commented on Tabor’s confirmation. U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton released a joint statement, congratulating Tabor on the new role.
“Greg Tabor will serve the people of Arkansas the same way that he served the citizens of Fayetteville—with honor and distinction. Greg has developed a wealth of experience through decades of law enforcement service that will enable him to excel in this new role. His leadership skills and expertise will make him an asset to the U.S. Marshal Service. We congratulate Greg and look forward to working with him,” they said.
U.S. Rep. Steve Womack also released a statement in support of Tabor’s confirmation. “Greg Tabor has committed his life and career to the safety and security of our communities. With more than three decades of experience in law enforcement and exceptional leadership skills, he is prepared to lead the U.S. Marshals Service for the Western District of Arkansas with honor and integrity. I’m grateful for his continued service to the Natural State and commend my colleagues in the Senate for confirming this dedicated public servant,” he said.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service’s website, there are approximately 3,571 U.S. marshals and criminal investigators active in the United States.