Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority
The Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority was created in 2002 to administer the County’s jail facilities, under Title 60 of Oklahoma statutes.
The facilities of the Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority are comprised of the Okmulgee County Jail, opened in 2002, and the Moore Detention Center, opened in 2018. The total detainee capacity between both facilities is nearly 500. To manage the day-to-day operations takes a multitude of disciplines, including food service, healthcare, maintenance technicians, administrative staff, Detention Officers, and Peace Officers.
When the board of county commissioners approves an express trust, pursuant to Sections 176 through 180.4 of Title 60 of the Oklahoma Statutes, for the purpose of operating a county jail, the trustees of the public trust may appoint commissioned peace officers, certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, to provide security for inmates that are required to be transported outside of the detention facility, and investigate violations of law within the detention facility. Since 2005 this is how the Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority has lawfully derived authority for Peace Officer status through our Law Enforcement Division.