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April 28, 2021

2020 Hall of Fame Inductee Sheriff Michael Booth Pottawatomie County

This public servant has been with the Sheriff’s Office for thirty years and some say he grew up in the Sheriff’s office. He began as a dispatcher and jailer before being promoted to deputy. He served in that capacity for 15 years, before being promoted to Investigator.

April 28, 2021

2020 Sheriff of the Year – Chris Elliott

Sheriff Chris Elliott, Wagoner County This Sheriff began his law enforcement career at the age of twenty-one and worked for the Tulsa Police Department for twenty-seven years. After his retirement, he accepted the appointment as interim Sheriff. As fate would have it, it was the job he was destined for. He campaigned for the office […]

November 9, 2020

Opinion: Anonymous Shell Companies Need To Go

As a sheriff, I face all kinds of criminals. Investigating shootings, preventing assaults, maintaining public order — all are part of the job. But increasingly, law enforcement professionals are facing threats and challenges like we have never seen. Where criminals of years past were locals who called Oklahoma home, we’ve increasingly seen those committing crimes […]

July 14, 2020

Memo to Law Enforcement

Guidance for Oklahoma Law Enforcement Followin McGirt v. Oklahoma On July 9, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held in McGirt v. Oklahoma that land within the 1866 borders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation remains Indian country today. The Office of the Attorney General and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are actively collaborating to present a proposal […]

June 29, 2020

Policeman by Paul Harvey

Policeman. A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity. Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are “new”. What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace. Buried under the frost is […]

June 5, 2020

Attorney General Hunter Reminds Oklahomans to Take Children, Pets Out of Unattended Vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY – With temperatures expected to reach triple digits in some areas of the state this weekend, Attorney General Mike Hunter today is reminding Oklahomans to never leave children or pets in unattended vehicles. In 2019, it is estimated that 52 U.S. children died of heatstroke after being left in hot cars, and between […]

May 14, 2020

Retirement Bill

UPDATE: May 15, 2020 HB2272 passed out of the House 95-0 and the Senate 45-0. It has been moved to the Governors desk for signing. The OSA wanted to take this time and recognize those who worked hard to get this bill passed. Rep Josh West and Rep Mark Lawson for holding the interim study […]

May 12, 2020

National Police Week & Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of […]

April 23, 2020

COUNTY JAILS

Most of you don’t know and it has not been reported on regarding COVID-19 and the impact to the county jails in Oklahoma. There are close to 9,000 inmates waiting trial for serious offense in the county jails across the state. This was even after the early release almost six weeks ago of misdemeanor and […]

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 […]

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