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Cleveland County Sheriff

The Cleveland County Sheriff is responsible for law enforcement on the county level, ensuring that all local, state, and federal laws are followed. He or she performs a role similar to that of a police chief in a municipal department, managing a department in charge of protecting people and property and maintaining order.

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    Chris Amason
    (Rep)

  • Kelly Owings
    (I)

Biographical Information

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Campaign Phone (405) 310-9524
Current Occupation Norman Police Department - Commander over Criminal Investigations Division
Email Address chrisamasonforsheriff@gmail.com
Professional Experience 26 years as a law enforcement officer
Education Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration and Ethics
Volunteer Service Board Member - Women's Resource Center
Previous Races Run, Outcome None
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/chrisamasonforsheriff
Twitter @amason4sheriff
I'm a career law enforcement officer and lifelong Republican with morals and ethics that are deeply rooted in my faith. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration and Ethics from Mid-America Christian University.
1. Build trust and legitimacy with the community. 2. Uphold and defend the US Constitution. 3. Operate the sheriff's office in a way that is morally just with honesty and transparency.
I will continue to build on the positive changes already established at the sheriff’s office using the mission, vision & values as my guide to ensure exceptional service to the residents of Cleveland County. I will work diligently to accomplish the following goals and objectives: 1. Continue to build trust and legitimacy with the community and make the sheriff’s office one of the premier agencies in the state. 2. Create a Cleveland County Multi-Jurisdictional Critical Incident Investigation Team to investigate critical incidents within the county, including but not limited to officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths. 3. Create a Citizens Advisory Board for the sheriff’s office. This board would serve in an advisory capacity to the sheriff regarding issues relevant to community relations and outreach to the community. 4. Obtain body-worn cameras for field deputies. 5. Create community partnerships to create permanent solutions to problems in the county.
My motivation is that I want Cleveland County to have the most professional and efficient sheriff's office in the state. As Cleveland County Sheriff, I will operate the sheriff's office in a way that is morally just with honesty and transparency to create an agency worthy of the trust and confidence of the residents of Cleveland County.
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