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OSA News

May 21, 2018

Governor’s veto fails to resolve dispute over incarceration costs

By: Randy Ellis Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated financial consequences to counties for failing to properly notify the Department of Corrections within five days of a county jail inmate being sentenced to state prison. The veto puts Oklahoma Sheriffs in the uncomfortable position of having to violate the […]

May 17, 2018

Gov. Fallin protects unconstitutional DOC practice with SB 1442 veto

By Sheriff Chris West – May 17, 2018 Link Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed SB 1442 on Tuesday, killing a reform that would have fixed problematic behavior within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections that Attorney General Mike Hunter considers unconstitutional. In choosing not to sign the bill, Fallin protected a dysfunctional and unfair part of the criminal justice system that Hunter […]

May 17, 2018

OSA joins large coalition against SQ 788

A coalition of medical professionals, those in law enforcement, business leaders, and members of the faith community filed papers today to formally oppose SQ 788.  This broad-ranging coalition is committed to defeating the state question. “This state question is NOT about Medical Marijuana,” stated campaign chairman Dr. Kevin Taubman.  “This question is too broad and […]

January 9, 2018

Law Enforcement Association takes heat, but says they follow law

Patrick B. McGuigan, Published: 06-Jan-2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – A professional association of law enforcement officers recently has come under fire for — members and association officials contend — enforcing the law.   The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association (OSA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association whose mission is to represent elected sheriffs in all 77 counties in […]

August 28, 2017

2017 Awards Banquet

On August 11th, 2017 the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association hosted our Annual Awards Banquet at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.   The event honored over 100 individuals from the Sheriff’s Offices statewide.   Awards such as the OSA Scholarship Awards, Meritorious Service Awards, Medals of Valor, Life-Saving Awards, and Legislative Awards are all given […]

August 18, 2017

2017 Ladies’ Brunch

On August 11th, 2017, the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association hosted a brunch event for Sheriff’s Office employees’ spouses and the women of the Sheriff’s Offices.  The event is an opportunity for fellowship and friendship as spouses and women of the Sheriff’s Offices from across the state interact and get to know one another.  This year, Sheriff […]

August 18, 2017

2017 Sheriff’s Appreciation Night

On August 10th, 2017, the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association hosted Sheriff’s Appreciation Night during the 2017 OSA Conference at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.  The evening consisted of a delicious barbecue buffet dinner, socializing, and many rounds of Bingo played until the late hours of the evening.  The OSA and counties all across the […]

June 29, 2017

2017 OSA Conference Registrations Now Available

The  Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association’s Exhibitor and Attendee Registration forms are now available.  The Conference will take place August 7th-11th, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel and Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, OK, with the Exposition Show on Tuesday, August 8th.  Registrations may be returned via e-mail, fax, or registration is available online here:   All information […]

May 5, 2017

Sheriff Dougherty to Race in Fallen Hero 50

Sheriff Charlie Dougherty of Lincoln County will be driving a specially designed race car at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker on May 26th, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  The race is a 50-lap named the Fallen Hero 50. The car paint scheme [pictured below with Sheriff Charlie Dougherty] consists of the names of our fallen heroes, […]

April 20, 2017

Cleveland Co. Sheriff Lester’s Golf Tournament

On Monday, May 15th, 2017 Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester will be hosting the 6th Annual Juli Busken Memorial Scholarship Tournament and Lunch.  The Tournament will take place at the Belmar Golf Club located at 1025 E. Indian Hills Road, Norman, OK 73071.  Reservations are due by Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.  Registration for the Tournament […]

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