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March 17, 2020

OSA Meetings & Trainings CANCELLED

  Considering the current conditions and following the President’s Corona Virus Guidelines for America the OSA Executive Board decided to cancel all meetings and training’s until April 15th we will reevaluate the situation after that.  This will include any regional meetings, board meetings, committee meetings and any currently scheduled training here at the OSA Training Facility […]

March 13, 2020

Deputy Blendowski Receives “Trooper Nicholas Dees Memorial Award”

Deputy Monica Blendowski has worked for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 10 years, and is assigned to the Community Policing Division.  She is a dedicated law enforcement professional who invests much of her time building relationships with multi-cultural groups who live and work in our community.  Monica places special focus on our minority […]

February 13, 2020

Social Security Scam Awareness

The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme.  The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.  Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely […]

February 3, 2020

Fatal Crashes Involving Drivers Who Test Positive for Marijuana Increase After State Legalizes Drug

Percent of THC-positive drivers has doubled since recreational use was legalized WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 30, 2020) – A concerning number of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes are testing positive for recent use of marijuana, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The share of drivers who, after a fatal […]

January 27, 2020

Bookings underway for new convention center and hotel

The Oklahoman, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, by Steve Lackmeyer National and international conferences are booking the new Oklahoma City Convention Center for visits going through 2024 while the adjoining future Omni Hotel is reporting success booking rooms as both venues prepare to open by early next year. Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention […]

January 16, 2020

Fallen Hero Deputy Jarid Taylor, Bryan County Sheriff’s Office Badge #23

Deputy Sheriff Jarid Taylor Bryan County (OK) Sheriff’s Office End of Watch: January 14, 2020 Deputy Sheriff Jarid Taylor was killed in an crash while responding to an emergency call. Deputy Taylor’s patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Deputy Taylor leaves behind a fiance and two children ages 6 & 5. Deputy Taylor is […]

January 15, 2020

Law Enforcement & Legislative Meeting

Today marked a first attempt to look at becoming united in causes we can all support and will benefit all law enforcement. In a joint effort, the OSA, OACP, OSPOA, CLEET, 911 Association and FOP hosted a legislative meeting at Rose State College. With over 90 in attendance, ranging from law enforcement officials to state […]

December 4, 2019

Meeting with Chief Matthew Hudak

Today the Sheriffs’ Association the great opportunity and pleasure to meet with Chief Matthew Hudak from the U.S. Border Patrol, Big Bend Sector, which encompasses all of Oklahoma.  Chief Hudak gave a presentation to our board members and guests of what his agency does and the area that they cover.  He spoke of the types […]

November 19, 2019

OSA hosts OBNDD Title 63 Training

The OSA hosted a Title 63 training event presented by the General Counsel for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.  We had over 25 officers from state, county and municipal agencies in attendance to learn about some of the new changes and challenges in Oklahoma drug laws.

October 29, 2019

President Signs Executive Order

President Trump signed an Executive Order creating the Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. Link to Executive Order: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-commission-law-enforcement-administration-justice/ Short Summary on the Commission The Commission shall undertake, as directed by the Attorney General, a review of relevant research and expertise and make recommendations regarding important current issues facing law enforcement and […]

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