TULSA – An acting sheriff has been named following the announcement that the current acting Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the chief deputy, plan to retire.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office gave a statement Wednesday saying that Michelle Robinette would be taking over as acting sheriff starting January 13. Robinette will hold the spot until the special election in April.
Robinette has been with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 21 years. TCSO says she began her career as a detention officer in 1995.
Chief Robinette states: “Our intent, as an agency, is to maintain the integrity and professionalism that our employees have continued to exhibit. We hope the efforts of this Office to maintain stability will provide a positive framework for the new Sheriff to work with in April. We will continue to work on the implementation of the Grand Jury recommendations and to uphold the highest standards of law enforcement for the good citizens of Tulsa County.”
Earlier in the week the current acting sheriff, Richard Weigel, along with the chief deputy, John Bowman, announced their plan to retire this year.
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