About Us

A Message From Sheriff Joe Lester
 
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office was established in 1889 to provide professional law enforcement to the citizens of Cleveland County, Oklahoma through efficient and effective methods. This mission encompasses:
  • Civil process
  • Community patrol
  • Functions of courthouse security
  • Investigations
  • Operation of detention facility
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In these next 4 years, my deputies will expand their contact in the community with the purpose of serving the public to the best of their ability. "I look forward to serving as Sheriff for another 4 years." "It is an honor and privilege and together we can work to keep Cleveland County safe for all residents."

View Sheriff Lester's statement on the 2nd Amendment and his Oath of Office (PDF).
Special Thanks
 
Thank you, Verizon, for the support during the May 20 Tornado and continuing to support us in our day-to-day operations.
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Important Information 


  
  • Citizens Advisory Council

    - Citizens interested in joining the CCSO Citizens Advisory Council must be at lease 20 years old or older to fill out the application. Applicants should reside or own a business in Cleveland County and they can not have any criminal history and must agree to a criminal history check.
  • Finger Printing

    - Finger printing can be done, for any reason, at the F Dewayne Beggs Detention Center at 2550 W. Franklin Road in Norman from 8a.m. -3 p.m. on Wednesdays only, except for federal holidays and Thanksgiving week. The cost is $5 per card, cash only. 
  • Handgun License

    - If you are applying for a handgun license, the cost and payment method has changed. Please refer to the Handgun License Requirements page for more information. 
  • Advisory System

    - Sign up for email and text alerts with the CCSO Community Advisory System.
  • Other Law Enforcement Agencies

    - Contact other Law Enforcement Offices in your area.
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