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Posted on: September 19, 2017

CCSO Captain of Detectives Receives Statewide Award

Chief Chavez  Captain Ronnie Johnson

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office had one of its long time employees honored recently while attending the Domestic and Sexual Violence Stalking Partnership Conference held in Norman.


Captain of Detectives Ronnie Johnson received the 2017 Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Award from the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board on September 13th, 2017 in front of a standing room only crowd of attendees representing all 77 counties of Oklahoma.  The award is given to community groups, organization, or individuals in Oklahoma who, as judged by the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board Awards Subcommittee, have “made outstanding contributions to the furtherance of domestic violence homicide prevention in their communities”.


Captain Johnson was lauded for his years of tireless service in investigating domestic violence crimes on behalf of CCSO, his advocacy in educating the community on the issues related to domestic violence through public presentations and discussion groups, and his personal efforts in becoming a court certified expert in the field of domestic violence.  Captain Johnson regularly supports the District Attorney’s office in the prosecution of Domestic Violence defendants as an Expert Witness.  Captain Johnson is able to use his years of experience and training to help jurors and others understand the cycle of abuse that occurs in these types of crimes.  “Captain Johnson was honored for his dedication to protecting Oklahoma women, men and children who are at the highest risk of domestic violence homicide”, said Sheriff Joe Lester.  “He is a true leader in this field and Cleveland county citizens should be honored to know he is out there keeping victims of domestic violence safe.”


Captain Johnson became a deputy with CCSO in 2006.  He was promoted to Corporal in 2010 and to Detective in 2013.  In 2017 he was promoted to the rank of Captain of Detectives.


Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Undersheriff Rhett Burnett, CCSO Public Information Officer.

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