Friday, July 29, 2016

Lockhart Sworn in as President of Sheriff Association

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart was sworn into office as the president of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association Thursday evening.

The 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association Convention was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center in Norman.

Lockhart said, “It’s an honor to be elected to this position and I look forward to representing all 77 sheriffs across Oklahoma.”

Lockhart served as the first vice president of the association for the past year.

The non-profit Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association represents the elected sheriffs in all 77 Oklahoma counties. Currently, the association has 4,000 active members, which includes deputies, detention officers, reserve deputies and support staff, making it one of the largest law enforcement associations in the state. The association receives no funding from the state and relies solely on the support of its active, honorary, business and corporate members.

The mission of the Oklahoma Sheriff Association is to maintain the Office of the Sheriff through training and education; developing laws and policies that promote public safety and; providing technical and informational support to assist the Sheriffs of Oklahoma in providing effective and quality law enforcement services to the citizens of the State of Oklahoma.

Lockhart is a Sallisaw native who has served as Sequoyah County Sheriff since 2009. He is seeking re-election this year.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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