Rick Adkins is currently a Lieutenant with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and has been in Law Enforcement for 22 years.
Rick is a Republican and is seeking your vote to elect him Sheriff in the primary election on June 30, 2020.
Rick and his wife Ashley have been married for 12 years and are both lifelong residents of Cleveland County. Rick grew up in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1996. Ashley grew up in the Moore area and graduated from Moore High School in 2002. Rick and Ashley live just outside of Moore in south east Oklahoma City where they raise their two children. Their son Jaxon attends Moore Public Schools.
Rick began his career in Law Enforcement on June 15, 1998 with the McClain County Sheriff’s Office, where he was assigned to the Detention and Communications divisions. While there, Rick rose to the rank of Lieutenant and ran the Detention Center in the absence of the Jail Administrator. Since then, Rick has worked for the Rush Springs Police Department, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Comanche Police Department, Marlow Police Department, and spent 15 years at the Purcell Police Department before coming back to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in 2018. During his career he has served twice as a K-9 Handler and was assigned to several multi-jurisdictional task forces, including the Grady County Highway Safety Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Task Force, and the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. Rick holds an Advanced Peace Officer certification with the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.
Rick has been presented with numerous letters of appreciation, commendations, and awards over his career. Most important to Rick are Life Saving Awards received in 2018 from the Purcell Police Department and 2019 from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office.
Rick has spent his career building relationships. While working for the Purcell Police Department, he developed “Operation Roundup and Recovery” which brought agencies together from Lexington to Rush Springs, covering three counties. This operation successfully gained actionable intelligence related to drug trafficking, homicides, stolen property, and livestock theft, which resulted in several major arrests. Since being at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Rick developed an IMPACT Team which specializes in special missions such as felony warrant sweeps, saturated patrols, and street crime investigations related to narcotics and stolen property.
Rick is actively involved in the community and served as a councilman in the City of Lexington before moving to Oklahoma City. Rick coaches his son’s baseball team “Arsenal” in Moore. Rick and his son are also involved in 4H where his son shows cattle. Rick is a member of Casualties of War, a non-profit organization that helps Military and First Responders suffering from post-traumatic stress. Over the past three years Rick has assisted several organizations including Casualties of War, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, and little league teams in the Moore area raise close to $75,000 for charitable causes.
Rick and Ashley are proud to live and raise their family in Cleveland County. Rick is motivated and eager to continue the success of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and LEAD THE WAY.
“My very first day in Law Enforcement, I knew that I wanted to become Sheriff one day.”
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