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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 the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office.
During his 24-year tenure at the Norman Police Department, Lowe spent the first eight years as a patrol officer and the next 13 years as a detective sergeant serving in the Criminal Investigations Section and the Special Investigations Section. Lowe worked as a major case detective.
Lowe retired as a peace officer in 2018 and transferred to the Property/Evidence Section of the Norman Police Department as an Evidence Technician where he assisted in the transition of building, training, and implementing a new property management software. He held this position until being asked by Amason to join the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office’s team.
Lowe started his law enforcement career as a police dispatcher with The Village Police Department while completing his college work, obtaining a Liberal Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1996. Upon graduating, he was hired by the Norman Police Department in 1997 as a peace officer.
Lowe has received more than 3,000 hours of specialized law enforcement training in numerous areas to include being a Drug Recognition Expert, certification in Accident Reconstruction through Texas A&M University, management classes, multiple interview and interrogation classes, crime scene and homicide investigation classes, blood stain analysis classes, and graduated from both Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Investigators classes and attending Force Science Institute-Use of Force Analysis.