Throughout the month of July, you can make a difference for a child in need, by dropping off new or gently used stuffed animals at Oklahoma Technical College’s campus at 4444 S Sheridan during regular business hours. Law enforcement will give these stuffed animals to children during times of crisis.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Foundation “Sheriff Hornsby” Bobblehead Night & Recruiting Event
ONEOK FIELD Thursday, June 20, 2019
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Foundation invites everyone to join them for the “Sheriff Hornsby” Bobblehead Night and Recruiting Event. The Foundation will be reaching out to our community, who can visit recruitment booths and learn about the career opportunities available at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. The Foundation will also be on hand to visit with our citizens and share with them their mission to support our law enforcement officers as they work to create a safe community for everyone.
Gates open at 6 p.m., and the first 1000 fans will receive the Sheriff Hornsby bobblehead. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Sheriff Regalado will throw out the first pitch.
Tickets start as low as $7.00, and can be purchased with this link
Hundreds miscellaneous items are taking up valuable space in TCSO’s property room. Most of the items are bags that went unclaimed when the owners were released from the jail. The TCSO Property Room is open Monday thru Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm. To get in touch with the property room to claim your items call 918-596-5655 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook Page.
Today is voting day for elections across our state. We encourage everyone to get out and take advantage of your right to vote. We would also like to remind everyone of an important rule regarding campaign signs. It is against Oklahoma state law to place campaign signs closer that 300 feet from the ballot machines. Therefore Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office will be responding to calls from poling places to remedy this issue. Deputies will respond and check the location of the signs with an app and if signs are too close they will be removed and taken to the Sheriff’s Office. The candidate can come to the Sheriff’s Office and retrieve their signs.
This week a team of auditors from the American Correctional Association (ACA) have been studying all aspects of jail operations at the Tulsa County Jail. Today, they announced their findings to TCSO’s staff and administration; the Tulsa County Jail received a recommendation of 100 percent compliance with all 59 mandatory standards, as well as all 204 non-mandatory jail standards.
“The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has achieved what no other Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma has achieved, reaccreditation complying with national standards”, announced ACA Executive Director, James A. Gondals, Jr. “The citizens of Tulsa County should be proud to know that their fellow citizens are treated humanely and the officer’s jobs are safer.”
(Photo: Sheriff Regalado, ACA Chairperson Kathy Brown, ACA Team Members Quessie Parks and Ernest Umunna, David Parker)
ACA establishes operational standards designed to enhance correctional practices for the benefit of inmates, staff, administrators and the public. Among the hundreds of standards ACA auditors examine are; the safety and security of inmates and staff, medical care, mental healthcare, the protection of inmate rights, food service, policies and procedures, just to name a few.
Sheriff Vic Regalado says, “I am proud of the staff members both at the jail and across this agency who have worked hard to ensure that we are running the jail according to the highest standards. It’s because of them that our jail has been recommended for perfect scores by the ACA.”
The auditors will pass their findings on to ACA’s board members, who will review the findings and make a make a final decision on the jail’s scores in January
It’s easy for children to get separated from their families on the busy midway. In 2017 TCSO reunited 133 kids with their families. Before you head to the fair, teach your child your full cell phone number, including area code.
Take a picture of each of your children with your cell phone before entering the fair. This will give you a current photo of them and what they are wearing. Tell your child that if they get lost, to look for a deputy to help them.
TCSO offers free wrists bands for children. Parents write their cell phone numbers on the bands, so that if their child gets lost, deputies can quickly reunite them with their families. You can get wristbands at TCSO’s Command Post on the east end of Expo Square, as well as our on the upper level of Expo Square.
If your child becomes lost, you don’t have to search for them alone. Alert a Deputy patrolling the midway or go to the “lost child” center on the west end of the Midway, near the kiddie rides.
When you park, be sure your vehicle is locked and no valuables are visible through the windows.
INCASE OF AN EMERGECY, NOTIFY TCSO & GIVE FIRST RESPONDERS ROOM TO WORK
The midway can be crowded. In case of a medical or law enforcement emergency, please stand back and give first responders room to do their jobs.
NO FIREARMS AT THE FAIR
Under 21 O.S § 1290 D.3, concealed and non-concealed firearms are not permitted at the Tulsa State Fair.
As Tulsa County kids head back to school TCSO deputies are focusing their enforcement efforts on school zones. We are teaming up with AAA Oklahoma and Tulsa Crime Stoppers to remind drivers to slow down in school zones and stay off your phones while behind the wheel.
You will be fined up to $500 for speeding in a school zone.
Independence Day brings fun, festivities and travel for people across Tulsa County. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to travel safely, and practice good safety techniques when enjoying fireworks during celebration.
This is a time for people to get together, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends during our nation’s holiday. Please remember to always adhere to the law when dealing with pyrotechnics. It’s a good idea to have a bucket of water, fire extinguisher and water hose nearby when shooting off fireworks. Deputies from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office will be on Patrol to assist motorists and citizens throughout the holiday weekend.
Sheriff Vic Regalado and his staff want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July Celebration!