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February 24, 2020

Authority of County Officials to Employ General Counsel

The sheriff, treasurer or assessor in a county shall have the authority to employ a general counsel, either in-house as a staff attorney or through an outside law firm, to advise or represent that officer and his or her office in the performance of the official duties of that office.

February 24, 2020

Duty of Sheriff, Undersheriffs and Deputies

It shall be the duty of the sheriff, undersheriffs and deputies to keep and preserve the peace of their respective counties, and to quiet and suppress all affrays, riots and unlawful assemblies and insurrections…

February 24, 2020

Notification of Outstanding Warrants – Contracts – Payment to Court or Contractor – Payment in Lieu of Court Appearance

Notwithstanding any other section of law, the county sheriffs of any Oklahoma county may contract with a statewide association of county sheriffs to administer contracts with third parties attempting to locate and notify persons of their outstanding misdemeanor or failure-to-pay warrants.

February 24, 2020

Sheriff May Charge Fingerprinting Fee

The sheriff may charge Five Dollars ($5.00) per card for fingerprinting individuals.

February 24, 2020

Creation of Sheriff’s Commissary Account

There is hereby created a cash account to be known as the “Sheriff’s Commissary Account”.

February 24, 2020

Creation of Sheriff’s Service Fee Account

There is hereby created a cash account to be known as the “Sheriff’s Service Fee Account”…

February 24, 2020

Sheriff to Have Charge and Custody of Jail

The sheriff shall have the charge and custody of the jail of his county, and all the prisoners in the same …

February 24, 2020

Reimbursement of Counties – Medical Care

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized Prisons and Reformatories Section 38 – Reimbursement of Counties – Medical Care The Department of Corrections shall reimburse any county which is required to retain an inmate […]

February 24, 2020

Facilities Reaching Maximum Capacity

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized Prisons and Reformatories Section 37 – Facilities Reaching Maximum Capacity If all correctional facilities reach maximum capacity and the Department of Corrections is required to contract for […]

February 24, 2020

Jail Employees Prohibited from Receiving Compensation for Bringing Items Into Jail

Except as otherwise provided in this section, any detention officer, deputy sheriff, or other person employed as jail operations staff by a county, city, or other entity that operates a jail who receives compensation from any person other than the sheriff or jail administrator for providing goods…

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