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Posted on: February 16, 2024

CCSO DETECTIVES ARREST ALLEGED CHILD PREDATOR

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[Cleveland County, Okla.] — Cleveland County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) detectives arrested a Cleveland County man accused of crimes against animals and possession of child pornography.

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

New Information Prompts CCSO to Re-Open Investigation into Lexington Animal Control

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[CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla.] — In response to recent public concerns and new information regarding the alleged treatment of animals at the Lexington Animal Shelter, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has re-opened the investigat...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

CCSO PARTNERS WITH BNSF TO ASSIST WITH RISING SAFETY CONCERNS

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[Norman, Okla.] — In January, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) officially partnered with BNSF Railway in a cooperative agreement, which will allow county deputies to enforce laws on railroad property.

This partnership, a common practice in nume...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

DEPUTY, DETENTION STAFF EARN MERIT AWARDS FOR LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS

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[NORMAN, Okla.] — A Cleveland County deputy, along with two detention officers and a Turn Key Health EMT, have earned Meritorious Service Awards for their heroic efforts in saving the life of a convicted rapist. 

On Thursday, a Cleveland County ju...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

CCSO Detectives Arrest Noble Man for Alleged Crimes against Children; Animals

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NORMAN, Okla. — Last week, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) detectives arrested a Cleveland County man accused of crimes against animals and distribution of child pornography. 

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

CCSO UNDERCOVER OPERATION NETS ALLEGED CHILD PREDATORS

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[Cleveland County, Okla.] — Last month, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) carried out an undercover operation targeting online predators. 

Throughout December, detectives from the Cleveland County Sher...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

CCSO Deputy Involved in Vehicle Incident with Pedestrian

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[Norman, Okla.] — At approximately 8:55 a.m. a CCSO deputy struck a pedestrian at the corner of James Garner Avenue and W. Main Street in Norman. The pedestrian was transported to Norman Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

UPDATE: DRIVER OF STOLEN VEHICLE REMAINS IN ICU

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[CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla.] — The driver of a stolen Ford F-250 remains in ICU as of Thursday afternoon. Trenton Davis, 28, fled from a traffic stop initiated by a Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputy in the early morning hours Wednesday.&nbs...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

DRIVER OF STOLEN VEHICLE FLEES, KILLS PASSENGER NEAR NORMAN

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[CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla.] — Around 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 3, a CCSO deputy observed a white Ford F-250 with obscured plates and a malfunctioning brake light headed eastbound on State Highway 9. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, and the driver complied by pu...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

CCSO DETECTIVES ARREST ALLEGED CHILD PREDATOR

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Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) detectives were notified of a potential child predator engaging in lewd communication with a minor earlier this week. 

On Tuesday, near the 11000 block of S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Oklahoma City, CC...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

CLEVELAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE GIVES BACK TO VETERANS, LOCALS

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The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) enjoyed spreading holiday cheer across the county this week.

On Wednesday, Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason and his deputies hit the county roads to distribute gift cards and Christmas dinner to lo...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Sheriff Personally Responds to Call, Arrests Armed Trespasser

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Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason has implemented a comprehensive strategy to address Norman’s growing homeless crisis, assigning dedicated personnel to handle dispatches related to homelessness. Demonstrating a personal commitment, the sher...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

SHOP WITH SHERIFF EVENT BENEFITS CLEVELAND COUNTY FAMILIES

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Generosity from local merchants, an area church, and first responders will bring holiday cheer to eleven deserving families from Cleveland County. The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is organizing its annual Shop with the Sheriff event t...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

CCSO DETECTIVE WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

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A Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Special Investigations Division Detective earned national recognition for his work combating human trafficking.

Detective Austin Buonasera was awarded the 2023 BE THE ONE award at the North American Huma...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Two Cleveland County Detention Officers Arrested for Charges Related to Contraband

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NORMAN, Okla. — Cleveland County Detention officers William Haddox, 21, and Landon Russell, 23, were arrested Wednesday by Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputies for charges related to possessing or disturbing contraband within the detent...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Deputy Saves Dog

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On Monday, May 1st, Deputy Bryan Irwin was in the area of 192nd Ave SE and Lindsey Road, in Norman, when he found a dog laying on the side of the road. Deputy Irwin realized the dog was injured and unable to walk. He knew it was critical to find help as q...
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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Report Elderly Financial Abuse

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We are starting a new segment at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. We present to you, Franky Friday’s. 
Our Chief Financial Officer, Frank Magness, will give you tips on how to prevent fraud, embezzlement, and identity theft, and what to do i...
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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Cleveland County Sheriff Begins Click It or Ticket Enforcement

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As summer months approach and road trips increase, Sheriff Amason wants to remind drivers of the importance of wearing seatbelts. This is part of the Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement program to help keep families safe on the road.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Cleveland County Sheriff Equipped to Better Protect Citizens

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Cleveland County Multi-Jurisdictional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to begin utilizing the Cleveland County Lenco BearCat for high-risk crisis response. In June 2021, Sheriff Amason announced a partnership between the Cleveland County Sheriff’s ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Sheriff Amason Reports Cleveland County Detention Center at Full Staff

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NORMAN, Okla. - Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason announces the detention center is at full staff for the first time since the start of the COVID Pandemic.

Like many agencies’ in Okla. and throughout the nation, the Cleveland County Detention...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Cleveland County Sheriff to Introduce New Detainee Heart Monitoring System

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4Sight Labs brings Silicon Valley innovation to public safety. At the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, we are launching a new product, Custody Protect - our solution for helping prevent in-custody deaths. Custody Protect is intuitive and simple...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Joins National OffenderWatch Sex Offender Network

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 The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office announced today that it has joined the nationwide OffenderWatch sex offender registry network, which enables collaboration on investigations and sharing of critical information involving registered...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Sheriff Names New Chief Deputy of Detention

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 Sheriff Chris Amason names Scott Sedbrook Cleveland County Detention Chief Deputy. 

After retiring from Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office following a 27-year career, Sedbrook accepted a position offered by Sheriff Amason to lead the Cleve...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Seeing a Rise in Fraud Cases

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Using GrayKey Digital Forensics Tools

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased GrayKey digital forensics tools for use in criminal cases involving cellular and electronic devices. 

 “With the ever growing use of digital technology in the commission of crimes, ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Sheriff Amason Announces New Community Response Unit

 Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason announces the creation of the Sheriff’s Community Response Unit (CRU). 

The Sheriff’s CRU is a special team of highly trained deputies who use community oriented policing methods to solve problems in...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Cleveland County Maintenance Employee Arrested

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Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason announces the arrest of a Cleveland County Maintenance employee, Andre Tyson, on multiple charges including introduction of contraband into a penal institution. 

Tyson, a County Maintenance employee, was assig...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Women's Resource Center Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Smart, Scheduled For October 15

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NORMAN, OK – The Women’s Resource Center’s (WRC) annual gala will feature author,

speaker, and survivor, Elizabeth Smart as its keynote speaker. The gala is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

on Friday, October 15, 2021, at The Nest at Te...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Sheriff and Moore Police to Begin Cleveland County SWAT Team

Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason and Moore Police Chief Todd Gibson announce a new partnership creating a Multi-Jurisdictional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. 

 

This partnership will bring more resources, improved training, ...

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