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Posted on: June 15, 2016

CCSO offers SDA application process and fingerprinting June 25

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office will increase its operation hours for Self Defense Act application processing and fingerprinting services to include a Saturday during this month only.
Sheriff Joe Lester said people may visit the Cleveland County Detention Center, 2550 W. Franklin Road, in Norman, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, to turn in SDA applications and be fingerprinted for various reasons.
Lester said the department decided to add an extra day to the operation after listening to citizens who are not able to visit the detention center on a weekday to process their SDA paperwork. This decision was made June 7, five days prior to the mass shooting that happened in Orlando, Fla.
CCSO witnessed a sharp rise in the number of SDA applications earlier this year. Lester said he and his staff modified the venue and hours after watching the crowd increase each week inside the lobby area.
On Feb. 3, the department extended its processing hours from four to seven and moved the processing center to the detention center lobby. Currently, SDAs are accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday.
“By expanding our service times this month, we hope to meet the growing demand for SDA licenses,” Lester said. “Our agency’s goal is to always find a better way to serve the public. If a crowd turns out that day, we will look at possibly offering SDA and fingerprinting services on additional weekends.”
Lester said applicants will need to bring a $25 money order or cashier’s check to cover the SDA processing fee. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation charges either a $100 fee for a five-year license or $200 for a 10-year license.
The OSBI fee may be paid by credit card only if a person completes the SDA application online. Otherwise, applicants must bring either a cashier’s check or money order to cover the OSBI charge when that person applies for the SDA license at the detention center.
Fingerprinting services for other reasons will cost $5 per card. The fee may be paid with exact cash, money order or cashier’s check.
Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan Jackson, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. Jackson can be reached at (405) 701-8847.

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