Population 239,760 (2008 est.)
|Legal personality Governmental: Government agency|
Operations jurisdiction* County (US) of Cleveland in the state of Oklahoma, USA
Size 558 square miles (1,450 km)
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, with primary jurisdiction in the unincorporated areas of the county. Consisting of over 130 deputies, detention staff and support personnel, the department serves a population of over 230,000 people. The department is headed by Sheriff Joseph K. Lester, a Republican, elected in 2008.
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office was formed in 1889 and has been serving the citizens of Cleveland County, Oklahoma ever since.
Some of the specialized assignments in the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office are:
Since the establishment of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, two deputies have died in the line of duty.