October 24, 2016
Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel
John Whetsel has served as Sheriff of Oklahoma County since 1997. John and his wife Mitzi, who have two children, live in Choctaw and attend St. John's Church in Edmond. Sheriff Whetsel began his law enforcement career in 1967, joined the Choctaw Police Department in 1973 and served as Choctaw Chief of Police for 21 years before being elected Sheriff. Sheriff Whetsel began his second term in 2001.
Sheriff Whetsel is a graduate of Midwest City High School, has earned an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, is a state certified police instructor, has earned as Associate degree in Police Science from Southwestern College, a Bachelor degree in Government and Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma, and has Master’s studies in Criminal Justice.
Sheriff Whetsel has authored many articles on law enforcement articles and testified as an authority before Congressional committees and legislative hearings.His involvement in the community, nation, and professional organization both in leadership and service is significant. Sheriff Whetsel has been the recipient of many prestigious state, national, and international honors,
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