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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Sheriff and Moore Police to Begin Cleveland County SWAT Team

Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason and Moore Police Chief Todd Gibson announce a new partnership creating a Multi-Jurisdictional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. 


This partnership will bring more resources, improved training, state-of-the-art equipment, and coverage for the entire county. This was an identified need in Cleveland County.  After many discussions, a mutually beneficial agreement was reached. “Expanding the team over multiple agencies just makes sense,” Amason said, “any critical incident, no matter where it may be in the county, we will have the best-trained staff responding.” 

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and the Moore Police Department already enjoy a close partnership in various ways. This agreement will bridge any potential gaps and stands as one of many partnerships between the two agencies. 


Creating partnerships is the future of law enforcement.  “This agreement expands relationships, shares resources, and is a benefit to all of Cleveland County,” Gibson said. Currently, this partnership is limited to Moore Police Department and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Amason hopes to partner with other agencies in Cleveland County in the future. Sheriff Amason said, “We believe that leveraging the power of relationships and partnerships is good for law enforcement and good for all people in Cleveland County.” 

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