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A Message From the Sheriff

Located in northeast Oklahoma, Wagoner County was founded in 1907. Bounded by Rogers and Mayes Counties to the north, Cherokee County to the east, Muskogee and Okmulgee Counties to the south and Tulsa County to the west, Wagoner County encompasses the municipal jurisdictions of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and Catoosa.

One of Oklahoma's fastest growing counties, Wagoner County's population was 80,891 in 2020-up from 73,085  according to the 2017 U.S. Census. Most of the recent population growth is on the west side of the county.

In addition to Wagoner County's robust economy, families are drawn to its safe communities. Since Sheriff Chris Elliott took the oath of office in July of 2016, the crime rate has dropped by 50 percent, according to O.S.B.I. annual crime statistics, making Wagoner County one of the safest counties in the state.

Wagoner County is nestled deep in the Ozark Highlands, boasting nearly 600 square miles of wooded hills, prairies, pasturelands, streams and rivers. The Verdigris divides the county into east and west, whole the Arkansas River forms part of the western and southern boundaries.

In 1942, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers impounded the Grand River to create Fort Gibson Lake-with 19,990 surface acres of water and 225 miles of shoreline. The lake and its amenities make for a popular weekend destination for people from across the state.

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office believes a safe public is an informed public, so we do our best to communicate with our constituents via technology and the local media. We hope this website provides the information you need to keep yourself and your family safe.

The men and women of Wagoner County Sheriff's Office are honored to serve the citizens of our community. We look forward to working with you to keep Wagoner County safe!

-Sheriff Chris Elliott


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