10/15/2020 - Fraudulent Social Security Calls - Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Unit received a complaint today from a victim that they had received a phone call from 281-769-2926 claiming they were from Social Security and that their Social Security number had been violated and blocked. Investigators ran a check on the number and found that it was from call center located in Texas. Investigators followed up on the number and found this is fraudulent call center and they have no connection with Social Security. In the follow up investigation background information indicated there was a number of suspects placing calls from this call center. If you get a call from this number do not answer, block the number, and disregard any messages from them. No Federal Agency (IRS-Social Security) will call you unsolicited
9/25/2020 - September 25, 2020 ******** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ******** “I’m extremely grateful to Senator Paul Rosino for looking out for Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officials. Doxing is a serious problem in some parts of the county, and I’m confident this legislation will help protect Oklahoma Law Enforcement officers and their families,” said Chris West, Canadian County Sheriff. (continued)
9/23/2020 - Canadian County Sheriff Chris West announced earlier this summer that he was forming a Sheriff’s Posse, and developed a link on his office website to take applications. Within the first 24 hours his office received over 500 online applications, many of which lived outside of Canadian County, and some from people even outside of Oklahoma. Since that time, West and his staff have worked through the applications, trimming it down to only Canadian County residents. Those people were recently sent an Email from the sheriff’s office containing a registration link to attend one of five Citizen Posse orientation training sessions.