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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 […]

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 […]

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