Proposed Legislation to Make Sheriff the Top Law Enforcement Officer

District 43 State Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, chair of the Oklahoma House States Rights Committee, has filed legislation for the upcoming session that would identify county sheriffs as the constitutionally recognized chief law enforcement officer of their respective counties. Currently, there is no statute in place that designates a chief law enforcement officer of a county. Rep. Steagall says this legislation is important to make sure that lack of recognition does not cause issues in the future. “The office of your county sheriff is charged with numerous duties including supporting the justice of the county, keeping the peace and protecting…

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