OSA News

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 […]

October 2, 2019

OSA Host SAC Discussion Panel

Today the Sheriff’s had the opportunity to meet with Federal Law Enforcement partner agencies. Those present were special agents from the FBI, US Marshal Services, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, US Secret Service, DEA,, HSI and The US Attorney of the Western District Tim Downing. Each agency provided an in-depth presentation on how they can assist […]

September 10, 2019

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee Sheriff R.B. Hauf Payne 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.

August 29, 2019

2019 Annual Conference

The 2019 Annual Conference has come to a close and as always we wonder whether or not we can beat the previous years. We will leave that for you to judge. This year we had one of the best turnouts with 85 exhibitor booths, 307 attendees, 170 Full conference, 57 Sheriffs, and 89 spouses. This […]

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