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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Response to District Attorney Findings

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office values the sanctity of human life, and no Sheriff’s Deputy takes the use of deadly force lightly. Our condolences go out to the family of Kyle Elrod.

We are grateful to the Oklahoma City Police Depa...

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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 hiri...

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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 employ...

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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: December 23, 2019

Education Over Obstacles comes to Cleveland County jail

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Under Sheriff Todd Gibson's leadership, the Cleveland County Detention Center, Norman, Oklahoma implemented EDOVO tablets in November 2018. Now, one year later, the positive results are clear. EDOVO boasts over 20,000 hours of substantive material, includ...

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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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Posted on: August 13, 2019

County sheriff, rural schools implement Handle with Care program

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Sheriff Todd Gibson and members of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with area schools to protect children who have been exposed to violence or other trauma.

In conjunction with Lexington, Little Axe, and Noble Pubic Schools the Sheriff’...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

CCSO at June Bug Jam 2019

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For the first time ever, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office participated in June Bug Jam, the annual celebration of mental health and substance abuse recovery and fundraiser for Transition House, a local nonprofit that serves Cleveland County. There we...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Jail trustee program creates role model for change

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Most people don’t grow up with aspirations of spending time in the county jail. Despite the drawbacks, however, time at the Cleveland County jail can be a turning point for those who are ready to make a change.

“Our vision to inspire su...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

2018 Annual Report

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Cleveland County Sheriff Todd Gibson made a commitment to transparency when he took office and the 2018 annual report is one of many steps he is taking to fulfill that promise to county residents. To read or download the 2018 Annual Report click here.&...

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