Canadian County Sheriff’s Office seeks vehicles

Commissioners approve seeking bids for new units

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By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – With some vehicles showing wear and tear, the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office is looking to update its fleet.

Canadian County Commissioners have approved advertising for bids for vehicles driven by sheriff’s personnel.

That approval came Jan. 10, during one of the shortest county commissioners’ meetings in recent history.

District 2 Commissioner Dave Anderson and District 1 Commissioner Marc Hader moved swiftly through business items on the agenda during the board’s second weekly meeting of 2022. District 3 Commissioner Jack Stewart was unable to attend.

Commissioners asked a Canadian County sheriff’s official why vendor bids were being sought to purchase vehicles.

“We need to replace some high-mileage vehicles,” Canadian County Jail Administrator Kristie Carter responded. “We’ve got a couple new detention deputies on that will need vehicles.”

Canadian County sheriff’s personnel regularly transport county inmates to stay in other counties’ jail facilities when bed space is full at the Canadian County Jail, 304 N Evans.

Canadian County has contracts with four other counties – Dewey, Grant, Ellis, and Washita – to house its prisoners when needed.

Carter on Jan. 10 reported to county commissioners the current jail inmate population.

The weekly jail report showed 228 inmates in custody with 200 prisoners being housed inside the El Reno detention facility and 28 in other counties.

That’s an increase from the previous Monday when the total Canadian County Jail count was 210 inmates – with 178 of those in El Reno.

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ODDS N ENDS …

In other business at their Jan. 10th meeting, Canadian County Commissioners approved:

  • Rejecting a bid for temporary event carpet at the county’s Expo & Event Center at the recommendation of Expo Center Director Nathan Smith. One vendor submitted a bid.
  • Designating Tommy Humphries and John Salmon as requisitioning officers and Kari Morgan and Alicia Benson as receiving officers for the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Designating Holly Eaton and Shyla Knight as requisitioning officers and Wendy Ogden and K’Leigh Headley as receiving officers for the Canadian County Court Clerk’s Office.

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