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Vic Regalado sworn in as Tulsa County Sheriff

Posted at 4:06 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 00:41:44-04

Vic Regalado, elected by voters in a special election last week, was sworn in as Tulsa County Sheriff Monday.

Regalado, sworn in by Judge Doug Drummond, says he plans to rework the organizational structure of the department.

Interim Sheriff Michelle Robinette will return to her role as Chief Deputy of the department.

Regalado also chose George Brown as his new undersheriff. Brown previously served as a captain for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The new Sheriff is also bringing in a new Public Information Officer. He chose former 2 Works for You reporter Casey Roebuck to fill the position.

Former Washington County treasurer Brad Johnson is also joining the Sheriff's office. He will act as the sheriff's new financial advisor.

Additionally, he wants to look into law suits, both internally and externally and check with internal affairs about current open complaints against the department.

Regalado will also make some appointments, including his undersheriff and other key staff positions.

Regalado became the first newly elected sheriff in Tulsa County since 1988. Stanley Glanz held the position until his resignation last year. 

Regalado defeated Democrat Rex Berry in the April 5 special election.

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