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I look forward to the opportunity to serve as Sheriff of Creek County. With 26 years in public safety and serving approximately a third of that in the Creek County Sheriff Office under three different Sheriffs, I have been afforded the unique opportunity to witness first-hand the success and failures in each administration. I am a life-long resident of Creek County, born and raised in Sapulpa. I have actively worked with many of the Citizens in Creek County to solve problems and improve our society on many fronts. I have worked in each division within the Creek County Sheriff Office during my tenure there and have a solid understanding on the operations within. I am happily married to Stacie Boyd, my wife of 18 years and have two wonderful sons, Zachariah Boyd, 25 years of age currently employed with Express Jet as a commercial pilot and Gabriel Boyd, 13 years of age currently attending Lonestar Elementary School.
My family and I have recognized the value of community and sought different opportunities to contribute by volunteering and giving back. I am currently a volunteer firefighter for the Slick Volunteer Fire Department, and also a volunteer or have volunteered for the following:
- Oklahoma Aquarium (Biologist Shark Diver)
- CASA Advocate
- Sapulpa Main Street
- Boy Scouts of America
- Sapulpa Soccer Club
- Sapulpa Parks and Recreation
- March of Dimes
- Relay for Life
- American Heritage Park Rebuild Project
I have had the privilege to conduct community educational based programs for the Department of Human Services, OG&E, Creek County Elementary and High Schools, Bristow Ministerial Alliance, Keystone Neighborhood Watch and most recently conducted a mock crime scene academy for Holmes Park Elementary. Through my encounters with various community organizations and citizens I have had the opportunity to listen to the needs within each community. I plan to implement programs and strategies to effectively support, educate and protect the citizens of Creek County within our communities. Given my extensive and ongoing contribution back to the community I have received recognition from some of the different organizations above and was given “Volunteer Citizen of the Year 2013” through the Sapulpa Main Street Program. I have also actively assisted different area communities in times of crises such as the Cities of Joplin and Tecumseh Oklahoma after tornados devastated their communities.
I have extensive on the job training by supervising the Detective Division as a Sergeant with the Creek County Sheriff Office during which time I performed routine and complex investigations related to Homicides, Sexual Assault, Arson, Robbery, Theft and Illegal and illicit drugs. I was assigned to the Tulsa Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, commissioned as a Federal Task Force Officer through DEA. While assigned to DEA I conducted local, state and Federal investigations which impacted Creek and surrounding communities as well as complex investigations on a National level too. I founded Creek County Sheriff Office first multi-agency drug task force involving the cooperative efforts of local, state and federal agencies which had a positive impact on crime in Creek County. I have received recognition and letters of commendation from the Creek County District Attorney Office, Creek County Sheriff Office and independent private investigative law firms for my Investigative efforts related to homicides and death investigations. I also have received commendations for the peaceful resolution to incidents within other jurisdictions and armed encounters with suicidal subjects. Through my diligence to my profession I was awarded the Life Saving Award for 2014 and 2015 as well as receiving Officer of the Year in 2015.
My on the job training is only further complimented with advanced training I have received through state, local and federal agencies. Some of my certifications I have achieved are CLEET Basic Instructor; Field Training Officer; NTOA Less Lethal, Chemical Munitions, Diversionary Device Instructor; Open Water Scuba Diver, Navigation, Night Limited Visibility, Nitrox Diver; I hold a Commercial Pilots License and have been Nationally Registered as an Emergency Medical Technician (Intermediate) during which time I worked with Creek County Emergency Services for approximately seven years. I have attended Basic SWAT School and have been an active member of the Sapulpa Special Operations Team, currently the South West Regional Tactical Team for approximately thirteen years. I have received training in Hostage Negotiations, Long Gun Precision Rifle, Sub-Machine Gun, and Explosive Awareness. I hold over a thousand hours in continuing education and am qualified to receive the CLEET Advanced Certification.
I have had the opportunity in organizing and assisting in different law enforcement and civilian events which have on different occasions proven to be simple and sometimes complex in nature. I coordinated the initial manhunt in Bristow, Oklahoma considered one of the most intensive manhunts at that time when law enforcement began the search for Scott Eizember. I was involved in the capture of Eizember and tout that investigation as one that will remain very personal to me. To complete my law enforcement training in preparation and opportunity to represent the citizens of Creek County I have also received supervisory and administrative training in Risk Management, Performance Based Leadership, Litigation Procedures, Ethics in Law Enforcement, Bullying in the Workplace, Leadership vs. Management to name a few. I look forward to meeting every citizen in Creek County and through “Dedication, Training and Experience” I will forge a collaborative effort with the citizens of Creek County to “Make a Difference!”
It has been humbling to receive the overwhelming support from family, friends and fellow law enforcement professionals. I have received the endorsement and support of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Colonel Chief John Harris of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 1982 -2010 (Retired); Undersheriff Rick Ishmael, 2001-2012 (Retired), Creek County Deputy Linda Barley, 2001-2012 (Retired).
In being a transparent and accessible Sheriff please feel free to contact me at your convenience if you have further questions about my candidacy, 918-697-6536.
Please Vote June 28, 2016 JOLEN BOYD for Creek County Sheriff.