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A message from Sheriff Chris Amason
I am honored and humbled that Cleveland County voters selected me to serve as the Cleveland County Sheriff. It’s been an amazing journey, and I encountered many unexpected events that I had not anticipated back when I decided to serve our great county in this capacity.
Since that day when I filed to run for office, we have faced challenges ranging from COVID-19 stressors to civil unrest and deep divisions within our society. Whatever struggles you have personally faced throughout the course of 2020, I believe a strong bond links us as fellow humans — our desire to feel safe and to keep our families safe from harm whether it be from disease, criminal activity or mental and emotional challenges. As a committed family man, I deeply understand the need to protect those precious loved ones. The need to also serve and protect others is something I have carried deep within for many years. It is my hope that as we get to know one another at a deeper level, you will recognize that whatever our differences, our goal — a safe and happy community — is the same. Working together, we can achieve more than any of us working alone.
We have worked hard at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office to build trust and transparency. Multiple Cleveland County deputies, detention officers and staff were recognized this year for life-saving and meritorious service to the community by the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association. Our detention center staff has done a great job of providing services to those who are ready to turn their lives around, while working diligently to keep the coronavirus at bay. This has been a year of learning tough lessons, and the team at this agency has excelled. As you peruse these pages, I hope you will come to see, not only the accomplishments of the CCSO team, but also the committed people who selflessly serve whether they work patrol, protect our schools, serve protection orders or work in a variety of civilian capacities.
This annual report is an ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability that we make each year to the public we serve. While 2020 looked very different than previous years, our mission to protect and serve remains steadfast.
To each and every one of you, God bless and thank you for allowing us to be of service.
Download the 2020 Annual Report here.