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The 4th annual Chickasha Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics was held on 5.10.2018. The run, sponsored by Embodyment Fitness, takes volunteer runners, bearing the Special Olympics torch, from US 81 (4th St.) and Country Club Rd.North to the track at CHS Memorial Stadium. At Memorial Stadium, the runners and torch meet up with Stewart and Beth Ann Meyer and the 12th Annual Craig Meyer Memorial Walk for Special Olympics as they begin their annual walk to Stilwater..., OK. Both events raise awareness and donations for the Special Olympic Summer games to be held in Stillwater, OK on Wedneday 5.16.2018. The Chickasha Police Department would like to thank participants in both events for their caring, compassion, and dedication to making Special Olympic, OK the great success it has been over the years.

Pictured (Center L-R) are Beth Ann Meyer, Stewart Meyer, Police Chief Greg Anderson, and Chickasha A/C (Ret.) Elip Moore along with the runners of Embodyment Fitness and members of the Chickahsha Police Department.

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Ada, OK

The Chickasha Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Charli Nye on successful completion of CLEET Academy #18-01. The 16-week academy is a residence course based in ADA, OK that provides future officers with the basic skills to perform as a police officer in the field. Officers receive classroom instruction in topics ranging from Law (Oklahoma/Constitutional) and Ethics to accident investigation, CPR/first aid and Officer Survival. Train...ing in Firearms, Law Enforcement Driving, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and use of traffic radar are also provided. Each morning starts with physical training to prepare recruit officers for grueling Defensive Tactics instruction later in the academy. Officer Nye’s efforts have earned her a CLEET certification and allow her to enter the Field Training Officer Program of the Chickasha Police Department.

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Chickasha, OK

Chickasha P.D. Hires New Communications Officer.

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The Chickasha Police Department is proud to recognize the newest member of our Communications Division, Gerald Rich. Rich proudly served in the U.S. Army for 25 years and is retired as a SFC. Gerald and his wife Penny live just outside Lawton where they raised five children. Gerald attends church at First Baptist Church in Lawton and enjoys fishing, camping, playing trumpet and Euphonium.

The Chickasha Police Department is still accepting applications for Communications Specialist positions. Sergeant Kori Brewer, the commissioned supervisor over dispatch, said “Dispatching is a very rewarding career field. Dispatchers are part of the first responder family and they and the first of the first responders to help a citizen in a time of need.” If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, navigate to the City of Chickasha website at www.Chickasha.org and follow the instructions under the, “Employment,” tab.
Attached photo: CS Gerald Rich

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Chickasha, OK

The Chickasha Police Department recently participated in a grant process with Aftermath. Aftermath provides 24/7/365 services, which include biohazard training, equipment, trauma cleaning and biohazard remediation to both law enforcement and civilians. Aftermath has 32 regional offices and 40 mobile units located across the country. The Chickasha Police Department was the only agency in their SW region, and only 1 of 5 agencies nationwide awarde...d this grant. The agency received twenty (20) complete professional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and will continue to receive ten (10) kits each quarter until a total of 50 kits are received. Each officer is being assigned a kit to keep in their patrol unit, in the event the officer encounters any form of a biohazard. Each kit contains a bio-bag, a bio-suit, arm sleeves, 2 pair of latex gloves, 1 pair of rubber gloves, a respiratory mask, safety goggles and boot/shoe covers. Only 5 grants were awarded nationwide.

Thanks to Aftermath Chickasha officers now have top of the line equipment that will protect them from contagious disease when they are responding to an incident involving potential biohazards.

Aftermath can be contacted on their website at www.aftermath.com or by calling 1-877-688-3794.

Pictured are L to R: Asst. Chief G.G. Music, Rolando Barrientez, Retire Police Officer and Senior Manager of Law Enforcement Relations for Aftermath, MSgt. Jason Myrko, Off. Preston Hodge, Cpl. Eric Burkhart, and Off. Colten Weger.

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Midwest City, OK

Members of the Chickasha Police Department; Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield, Officer Colton Weger and Officer Daniel Ramirez were honored Thursday night (4.19.2018) in Midwest City by the Oklahoma Sheriff’s and Peace Officers Association at their 104th annual awards banquet. These officers were awarded the OSPOA Medal of Valor. Numerous agencies from Oklahoma, friends and family members were in attendance. The banquet was emceed by News 9 Anchor Lac...ie Lowry.

The OSPOA honored those in Law Enforcement who have contributed significantly to the conclusion of major criminal cases, heroism and those six Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in 2017.

Pictured in group photo #1 from left to right: Asst. Chief of Police G.G. Music, Johnna Schoolfield (Wife of Sgt. Mathew Schoolfield), Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield, Off. Fidencio Ramirez, Off. Colten Weger, Courtney Weger (Wife of Off. Colten Weger), and Bob Smart (OKCPD Ret.), Owner of Smart Investigations and current Board President of the OSPOA

Pictured in group photo#2 from left to right: Off. Fidencio Ramirez, Sgt. Matthew Schoolfield, and Off. Colten Weger

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Chickasha Police Department updated their cover photo.
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Chickasha, OK

New Communications Officer Hired

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The Chickasha Police Department has been in the process filling open Communications Specialist positions for a few months. Although the department received many applications, the Police Department hires only the best candidates. Nancy Worden started with the Communications Division of the Chickasha Police Department on April 2nd 2018 and has started her 8 week Communications Training Officer program. This program encompasses all the aspects of the job from answering 911 calls, dispatching emergency personnel, and operating many different computer systems. The Chickasha Police Department staffs the communications center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2017 the Communications Division fielded over 93,000 calls with over 13,000 of those being 911 calls. Worden is entering the field of public safety after a few years of retirement. Worden’s career highlights include 15 years in mortgage banking and 12 years with an international refinery chemical cleaning company. Worden said “Working as a Communications Specialist provides a complete change of focus in my career and offers the ability to help the community.”

The Chickasha Police Department is still accepting applications for Communications Specialist positions. Sergeant Kori Brewer, the commissioned supervisor over dispatch, said “Dispatching is a rewarding career field. Dispatchers are part of the first responder family and they are the first of the first responders to help a citizen in a time of need.” If you or someone you know is interested in submitting an application, an application can be obtained from the City of Chickasha website at www.chickasha.org .

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Chickasha, OK

OMAG Open Records Training Held

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The Chickasha Police Department recently hosted Open Records training. The class was instructed by Matt Love, Deputy General Counsel for the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group. Many municipal and county employees, as well as those who serve the City of Chickasha, attended the class to get an update on the ins and outs of Oklahoma’s Open Records Act. Over 30 people attended the class which created great dialogue amongst the attendees and the presenter. The Open Records Act of the State of Oklahoma can be complicated in some areas because of the broadness of the act. The Open Records Act can be specific on what can be released, what may be released, and what shall not be released. Professional guidance and continued education on these issues helps guide records managers in the correct decision making process on the release of records.

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National Telecommunicator’s Week
April 8th – April 14th 2018

The week of April 8th to April 14th 2018 is recognized as National Telecommunicator’s Week. Communications Specialists are the first emergency responders that citizens speak with when requesting help in an emergency. The Communications Division of the Chickasha Police Department is staffed twenty four hours a day seven days a week to help direct emergency responders to calls for service. The Chickasha Police depar...

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PUBLIC NOTICE:
The Chickasha Animal Shelter will be closed for the next two weeks for cleaning and maintenance. Public intake and adoptions will not be handled at the shelter during this period. ACO calls for service can be directed to (405) 222-6050. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions/concerns can be directed (405) 222-6050, (405 ) 222-6093, or (405) 544-6498.

The Chickasha Police department is proud to have recently hosted Professional Conduct for Communication Personnel. The training was instructed by Kevin McCullough with the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG). 911 Emergency Communications professionals from throughout the region, including those who serve the City of Chickasha, were in attendance. Sergeant Kori Brewer, of the Chickasha Police Department, said “Hosting classes from outside agencies, such as OMAG, gives new perspectives and ideas that allow us to implement change within our own communications center. Training such as this helps to develop our communications personnel to help better serve our community.”

(Pictured is OMAG Instructor Kevin McCullough)

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Thank you Brian Williams and WCS Roofing for your thoughful donation of 40 stress spinners for children experiencing emotional distress. Our officers will put them to use in the field, hopefully diffusing some of the tense situations we encounter with children in crisis. We greatly appreciate the support of community members like you.

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Congratulations Communications Specialist Supervisor Brooke Morales on being awarded City of Chickasha Employee of the Month. Keep up the outstanding work!!

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Attention Grady County Residents!

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to conduct an online survey surrounding prescription drugs and alcohol use. This data will help provide insight on the trends surrounding the non-medical use of prescription drugs, and underage alcohol use in Grady County. The results will be used to help our agency with strategic planning, which aligns the need of our ...community.

For the purposes of this survey, all participants must be over the age of 18 and reside in a Grady County zip code. This survey is completely anonymous. Once the survey is completed, participants have the option to enter an e-mail that enters them into a drawing for a chance to win $250.
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