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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Sheriff names new chief deputy

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 Sheriff Chris Amason recently named Marcus Williams as Chief Deputy of Operations. 

Williams replaces Jose Chavez, a longtime law enforcement leader who retired earlier this year. 

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Sheriff Amason adds key team member

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Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason recently hired Steve Lowe to serve as captain of the Support Services Division, which includes criminal investigations. Lowe started work on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, and brings 26 years of law enforcement experience to ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Sheriff’s Office reports on personnel demographics

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Public safety is more than a job at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, it’s a mission. Because everyone deserves a safe place to live, work, play and go to school.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is committed to hiring the highest quality personn...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Training and tools identify and reduce bias and conflict

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement classes for employees since fall 2018. As new employees are hired, additional classes are hosted to bring them up to speed. In 2018, 177 employees went t...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Sheriff promotes new jail administrator

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Sheriff Blake Green promoted Julie Tipton to chief deputy in charge of jail administration. Previously, Tipton was one of two administrative captains who worked directly under the chief deputy at the Cleveland County Detention Center.

Tipton will fill the ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Cleveland County gets new undersheriff

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Sheriff Blake Green recently hired Kent Ritchie to serve as Undersheriff at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Ritchie started work on Friday, May 1. He will fill the void left when Green was sworn in as sheriff.

Ritchie brings 34 years of ex...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Cleveland County K-9 ready to work

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Detention K-9 Handler Ben Hoffman and K-9 Dolar are ready to protect jail residents and employees by sniffing out drugs and other contraband like cellphones. Note: This video was made using social distancing and other COVID-19 practices.

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputies get new handguns

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While still a young patrol officer with Norman, Sheriff Todd Gibson remembers responding to a call where a man was wielding a knife. Gibson had recently undergone a high level of firearms training and qualified for the SWAT Team. A potentially deadly enco...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Auditor: Sheriff Gibson creates culture of PREA compliance

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In October, Sheriff Todd Gibson hired Civil Rights Training and Consultants LLC to conduct a compliance audit to qualify for certification under the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). That investment has paid off and the certification has been gr...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

2019 Annual Report

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Welcome to our second annual report covering the 2019 calendar year at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office.

We’ve implemented a number of important changes over the course of the past 12 months and are proud to have brought this agenc...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Deputy Butch Turner finds his true calling

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Deputy Butch Turner has served as a reserve (unpaid volunteer) with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office for 34 years. Despite having a high paid job that required a lot of travel, he always made time to serve the people of Cleveland County. After his re...

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