OSA News

September 25, 2023

Senate Study Reveals Sheriff’s Unable to Retain Employees Due to Low Wages

Immediate Release: September 25, 2023 Senate study reveals sheriff’s departments unable to retain deputies due to low wages and competition   OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore, held an […]

August 29, 2023

First-of-its-Kind NEW Administrative Assistant Academy at the OSA

We recently held our first-of-its-kind New Administrative Assistant Academy, created by administrative assistants across the state. The four-day training was held from August 22-25 and hosted 38 students as well […]

August 29, 2023

Newly Revised Detention Officer Academy: Train the Trainer

August 16-18, the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association held the first newly revised Detention Officer Academy: Train the Trainer. The new course was designed specifically by Detention Administrators to cover topics required […]

June 15, 2023

Governor Stitt vetoes bill aimed at boosting mental health treatment in Oklahoma jails

by Payton May Tue, June 13th 2023, 6:10 PM CDT OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KOKH) — A bill aiming to increase mental health treatment in jails across Oklahoma was vetoed by the Governor. […]

June 1, 2023

OSA Featured in “Sheriff & Deputy”

The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association was featured in the latest issue of Sheriff & Deputy where they talked about our SFST, ARIDE and DIDET training provided last year. We’re honored to […]

March 24, 2023

Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office Mourns the Loss of Deputy Jeremy McCain

Today we have heavy hearts as the Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office, as well as offices around the state, mourn the loss of Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy McCain. McCain was a school […]

December 14, 2022


The District Attorneys Council announces the opening of the 2023 Victims of Crime Act Grant (VOCA) request for proposal process. The Department of Justice has not released the VOCA allocations […]

October 26, 2022

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee Sheriff Charlie Dougherty of Lincoln 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.

October 26, 2022

2022 Sheriff of the Year – Sheriff Scott Walton

Sheriff Scott Walton, Rogers County With more than 40 years of combined law enforcement experience supporting the people of law enforcement, serving the communities of Oklahoma, and protecting the citizens […]

August 30, 2022

Oklahoma Mourns the Loss of Two Senior Deputies

 It has been heartbreaking week here at the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association.  We laid to rest two veteran Deputies that made the ultimate sacrifice. Both with families, children, and grandchildren. Now […]



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