Sheriff to assist town of Inola

Apr. 27—An interlocal contract between the town of Inola and the Rogers County Sheriff's Office has been approved by the Rogers County Board of Commissioners.

Inola city officials recently reached out to sheriff's office due to the loss of several officers. A sheriff's office spokesperson said they are trying to help accommodate until adequate staffing is available.

Assistant District Attorney Todd Wagner said he had two contract revisions, noting the sheriff's office would be receiving hourly pay reimbursement from the town, as fulfilling the request requires additional staffing.

A clarification was added: "[This is] not a cross-deputization; deputies will not be taking on Inola credentials and will not be enforcing town ordinances."

In other public safety-related action, the commissioners approved $5,000 to pay a company called Stratasite for the development of a county courthouse emergency action plan map.

Wagner said the company will provide this plan to the sheriff's office.

"[It is] an emergency reaction and coordination of all the people that might be involved. ... how public access is going to be controlled. It seemed like a good plan," Commissioner Steve Hendrix said.

Commissioner Ron Burrows agreed.

"It's progressive to be ahead of something," he said. "Without it, things can become a pretty chaotic situation."

In other county law enforcement action, $20 in restitution was accepted from Alexander Ball for a damage that took place in one of the District 1 cemeteries.