File a Formal Complaint

The Canadian County Sheriff's Office and their employees strive for a professional image and a positive rapport with the public. However, due to the great amount of public exposure and the number of personal contacts our employees have with the public, we recognize there maybe citizen complaints. In an effort to assure these complaints receive the proper review we have established a Formal Complaint Procedure should a citizen believe the conduct of a Sheriff’s Office employee needs to be brought to the attention of the Sheriff or a supervisor.

A person may call our communications division at 405-422-3187 and ask to talk to a Sheriff's Office supervisor regarding an employee complaint. If a supervisor is not immediately available, communication's personnel will take your contact information and have a supervisor return your call. A complainant may also call the Undersheriff at 405-422-3190. A complainant may submit a formal written complaint on a Sheriff’s Office employee. To file a formal complaint, the person may obtain a complaint form at the Sheriff’s Office through the mail, or download the Complaint Form here. The document should be completed and delivered to the Undersheriff at the address on the form or by converting the completed form to pdf and emailing it to Undersheriff Kevin Ward at All complaints are investigated and administrative action taken when warranted.

Download Formal Employee Complaint Form here