Osage County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Osage County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 900 S St Paul Avenue, Pawhuska, 74056 OK
  • Chief:
Phone: 918-287-3131
Fax: (918) 287-6012
Email:

Osage County Sheriff's Office is located at 900 S St Paul Avenue, Pawhuska, 74056 OK. The Osage County Sheriff's Office phone number is 918-287-3131.

Osage County Sheriff's Office News

Halloween this year was a success! We enjoyed getting to see all the kids in their costumes!

Sheriff Virden accepted a challenge of a basketball game against the Wynona Public School Teachers which played out this evening. This event was fundraiser for the school. Here are a few shots from the game! Thanks to everyone who came out showed their support for this fun event and thank you to the men who played for us! P.S. the deputies won..... this time!

Osage County Sheriff’s Office K9 Narc has received donation of body armor Osage County Sheriff’s K9 Narc has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

We are preparing for Halloween! We are planning on having people in every community within the county this year! If you have a suggestion for your town on where we can post someone please let us know! We look forward to seeing everyone!

FREE DUMP DAY SPONSERED BY: OSAGE COUNTY AND CITY OF PAWHUSKA SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2018 8:00 TO 4:00 PLEASE DROP ITEMS OFF AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: DISTRICT#1 SHOP 8TH & PECAN PAWHUSKA W. OF CITY ON HWY 11 SHIDLER 506 S. 5TH ST BARNSDALL DISTRICT #2 SHOP 2850 W. 133RD STREET NORTH SKIATOOK WHAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: PASSENGER TIRES W/OUT RIMS (NO TIRE DEALERS) APPLIANCES / (ALL TYPES OF METAL) MATTRESSES / BOX SPRINGS / FURNITURE WOOD / BRUSH / (NO ROOF SHINGLES) NOT ACCEPTED: BAGGED HOUSEHOLD TRASH HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ITEMS COMMERICAL OR CONTRACTOR’S TRASH PAINT OR OTHER CHEMICALS FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL: 1-800-259-1570

The Osage County Detention Center in Pawhuska is seeking Detention Officer Applicants. Applicants need to have clean criminal histories, reliable transportation and a willingness to work shift rotations in a 24/7 operation. Detention officer is a good first step to any law enforcement career. Interested people can acquire an application at our website, ocso.net or by visiting our business office located 900 St Paul Ave, Pawhuska, OK 74056. Starting salaries are $2,250 monthly during initial 90 Day probation period, then $2400 monthly after. Benefits include 100% paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for the employee, Retirement with OPERS and paid sick leave as well as accrual of holiday time. Additionally, employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after the first year. Uniforms and duty gear are provided to the employee at no cost.

We are looking for the driver of this vehicle or the owner of the lawn company. Deputy McAlister needs to speak to him about where he dumps his brush. If you’re the driver or know who is please contact the Osage County Sheriffs Office at 918-287-3131. Or email the deputy directly at dmcalister@ocso.net. Thanks in advance for assistance!

JOB OPENING – Osage County Sheriff's Office 900 St. Paul, Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056 E-911 OPERATORS WORK RESPONSIBILITIES: Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes incoming telephone calls, communicating effectively with various callers to obtain complete information to determine urgency and need for dispatching police, fire and/or medical response using a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system, telephones, multi-channel radio. Simultaneously maintains close contact with field units, communicating with department employees, other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, emergency service providers and the general public to obtain and disseminate information. Inputs, updates, requests, transmits and querying information from a variety of sources to maintain current accurate records or to access databases for information, wants and warrants checks, intelligence and/or driver’s license and vehicle registration checks by typing on a computer keyboard. Employee must be able to report to work on a regular and timely basis. REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Ability to think and act quickly in emergency situations; ability to quickly and accurately obtain information and speak clearly over the telephone and radio; ability to work under stressful conditions; ability to perform varied tasks simultaneously; ability to focus on task in noisy, distracting environment; ability to work in close contact with people in a secured environment; ability to learn geography, and ability to courteously and tactfully communicate with fellow workers, supervisors, and the public in giving and receiving information. Work is performed in a confined area with limited mobility. Maybe required to sit for extended periods of time with limited or no breaks. This is a continuous 24 hour/365 day operation. May be schedule irregularities and have the availability to work shifts, overtime, holidays, emergency recall and call back. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED. APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL POSITION(S) ARE FILLED. YOU MAY PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT THE OSAGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE OR PRINT APPLICATION FROM THE OSAGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WEB SITE. (OCSO.NET)

We are seeking help from the public in the identification of the driver of this pickup pulling the trailer with wood sides. They dumped a load of trash on Tulsa mountain ranch road. As you can see the driver in the 55 Chevy was a witness to this crime. Anyone with information can contact us at the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 918-287-3131 or email Deputy McAlister at dmcalister@ocso.net

*Update* our phone lines are back up and running. We are currently experiencing some phone line difficulties. If you have tried to reach us and get a busy signal that is why. At&t is working to get the issue resolved. The emergency lines are still working so if you have an emergency please don’t hesitate to call 911.

Good morning everyone, We have an issue with our Facebook page regarding calls for service and complaints. There are four of us at the Sheriff's Office entrusted to interact with the public through this Facebook page and we cannot monitor the messages and posts at all times. Therefore we cannot take calls for service or reports of criminal activity via social media at this time. We also run the risk of an anonymous user sending officers into an ambush, sending officers into a reported situation that isn't at all what is reported, or sending police into a situation designed to draw a negative response. Imagine someone creating a fake profile and reporting a robbery at a place so officers brandishing weapons charge into a toddlers birthday party. Of course this can happen through other means but at least with a call we have recordings and ways to prove we acted in good faith versus information from social media which can be unreliable to say the least. It is doubtful any citizen or court would take a good view of us doing that and then saying but we saw it on Facebook.... If anyone needs to report criminal activity or discuss a situation we encourage all people to call 911 or 918-287-3131 to report the matter. For administrative issues such as complaints or for help obtaining reports please call 918-287-3131 Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Of course serious matters can be addressed at any time. For Jail information or questions you can also call 918-287-3131. We enjoy having and using social media to interact with the public and connect with the community about local events, release information to the public, and in general communicate with anyone who wants to interact, but we simply cannot use social media to handle criminal matters and complaints. We do try to respond to everyone who sends a message and will gladly share local community events such as parades or festivals in the county. Thank you everyone for understanding!

This vehicle was involved in the theft from Armor-Tite Storage on Highway 97, just north of Sand Springs, in Osage County. If you recognize the pick-up or driver please contact Investigator Steve Talburt or Bill Gee at 918-287-3131 Ext. 250 for Gee, and Ext. 265 for Talburt. Thank you!

This vehicle was involved in the theft from Armor-Tite Storage on Highway 97, just north of Sand Springs, in Osage County. If you recognize the pick-up or driver please contact Investigator Steve Talburt or Bill Gee at 918-287-3131 Ext. 250 for Gee, and Ext. 265 for Talburt. Thank you!

This vehicle was involved in the theft from Armor-Tite Storage on Highway 97, just north of Sand Springs, in Osage County. If you recognize the pick-up or driver please contact Investigator Steve Talburt or Bill Gee at 918-287-3131 Ext. 250 for Gee, and Ext. 265 for Talburt. Thank you!

I took several calls today from people with new information in the Joannie Goodwin case who had never come forward out of fear or not realizing they had relevant information before now. If you think you witnessed something or if you have been holding back for fear of retaliation, I would love to hear from you. Please call the Sheriff's Office at 918-287-3131 and ask to be forwarded to my desk phone and leave a voicemail. Also, you can dial my desk directly at 918-287-9410. I'm not at work this weekend, but my voicemails come to my cell phone so feel free to leave a message with your name and number and I'll get back in touch with you as soon as possible. You may have the information that makes this go from a good case to a spectacular one. Please don't hesitate to call me. Inv. Dale Hunter, OCSO.

For the past few months the Osage County Sheriffs Office Investigators have been working with the cold case television program Cold Justice from the Oxygen Network. The program followed our investigators as they looked into three cold cases, two from the southern area of the county and one from Pawhuska. The program brought resources in very expensive DNA testing and people to help locate over 100 witnesses across the three cases. The program made it possible to close all three cases, two with an agreement from the District Attorney to file charges against two suspects. The resources of Cold Justice allowed two Investigators at a time from our agency to work the cases to completion in about a week for each case. Without their resources this same investigation would’ve taken up to a year each. The three cases are: The drowning death of Blayne Davis at Diamond Head on U.S. 64 and the county line in 2011. This case was determined to be an accidental drowning with no evidence being found of someone causing Blayne’s death. Investigator J. Hunter and S. Talburt investigated this case. The murder of Donna Wilson in Lakeshore Heights in 2011 by strangulation. Wilson’s body was burned by fire and accelerants in an attempt to conceal the crime. Cold Justice paid for advanced DNA testing to identify Wilson but was unsuccessful through DNA. Despite this fact, enough evidence was gathered to present to the District Attorney requesting the arrest of Wilson’s murderer and the District Attorney agreed to file a charge of Murder in the second degree in the case. Investigator J. Hunter and W. Gee investigated this case. The third case investigated was the 1996 murder of Joannie Goodwin in Pawhuska. The investigation had long been cold when Sheriff Eddie Virden was asked to reopen the case in 2006-7, when he was an investigator with the Sheriffs Office. Virden made good progress and believed he had developed a sufficient amount of evidence at the time but the District Attorney at the time felt more was needed. Virden then attempted to utilize the Multi-County Grand Jury to obtain an indictment but the case stalled during the process and went cold again. With Cold Justice helping to locate witnesses and providing vehicles with video/audio recording capabilities, investigators were able to revisit all witnesses in the matter that Virden had found, obtain new, recorded statements, and learned of a few new witnesses in the case. Once the interviews were completed, the facts were presented to District Attorney Rex Duncan and he agreed to seek a charge of First Degree Murder against Joannie’s apparent murderer. Investigator J. Hunter and K. Burke investigated this case. It was decided to await any release of information until all relatives of the victims were aware of the investigations and results, and to wait until the District Attorney campaigns were complete this election cycle so this would not be mistaken for a publicity stunt. The Osage County Sheriffs Office is very thankful for the additional resources provided by Cold Justice to assist us in obtaining results in these cases. As the charges are filed the names of the suspects will be released through the usual media outlets. Please remember each suspect is held to be innocent until proven guilty before a court of law. Update: June 28, 2018 Cherri Dawn Miller (Brooks) was arrested this afternoon at 3:45pm in Colorado County, Texas after the issuance of an arrest warrant for the murder of Joannie Goodwin in 1996. Once extradition is settled, Investigator Hunter will be transporting Mrs. Miller back to the Osage County Jail.

Osage County Sheriff’s Office K9 Narc to get donation of body armor Osage County Sheriff’s Office K9 Narc will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Narc’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,000 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

It is Election Day in our state and the Osage County Sheriffs Office would encourage every registered voter to get out and make their opinion heard. We would also encourage everyone to take a few minutes and read up on the State Question up for vote this election and the candidates for office within your respective party so you can make informed decisions when you cast your ballot. There are several state seats with several candidates and a few local county offices open for election this time. Everyone be safe and have a great Tuesday!

It is almost election time in our nation, state, county, and cities and towns within the county. There will not be any political posts supporting or condemning any issues up for decision this election, nor any posts endorsing or condemning any candidate for office posted to this social media page by the staff or allowed to be posted here by outside parties. The Sheriffs Office is a public office who serves all citizens regardless of political stance or opinion. This office works with the elected officials of this county and state regardless of party affiliation or personal views. As an entity, the Sheriffs Office is not in a position to determine how people should vote or what their politics should be. We at the Osage County Sheriffs Office would like to encourage all registered voters to get out and vote this year. We would also encourage people to learn about the issues and the candidates and vote for what and who they feel is best. The employees of the Sheriffs Office are free to vote as they see fit and campaign on their personal time and with their personal social media accounts as they feel they should, but the agency cannot adopt any political policies as a public agency serving all citizens and enforcing the laws the people and legislation feel are necessary. All voters please take a small amount of your time to research the issues up for consideration on your ballots and the people seeking office before going to the polls and make informed decisions with your ballots. Thank you everyone!

Update***** Because of the public’s help, the people dumping the trash were identified and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. They have agreed to go clean up the mess. Thank you everyone! When the people and law enforcement work together we can get results! End update. These pictures were taken in Tulsa Mountain Ranch Road just off Osage Drive north of Tulsa. Trash dumping has been a serious issue in the area and the Sheriff’s Office would like anyone who can identify these people to please contact 918-287-3131 and tell the dispatcher who these people are. If you see this picture and you’re the one in it please feel free to also call in and arrange to go get your trash. Deputy Mcalister would love to visit with you!