Sheriff Chris Elliott has served as Sheriff in Wagoner County since July 2016 (beginning as interim in July 2016 but becoming Sheriff-elect in January 2017). Sheriff Elliott has the years of experience and knowledge to keep the community’s best interest at the forefront while championing a traditional style of policing built through trust, integrity, & complete transparency to the people of Wagoner County.
Sheriff Elliott has been serving in the field of law enforcement for over 33 years. He’s served various police & sheriff departments, including the Tulsa Police Department (27 years) and now the Wagoner County Sheriff’s office. He has many accreditations to his record, including a Bachelor’s degree in Science/Criminal Justice & Counseling, the Tulsa Police Department Medal of Valor, FTO, Advanced Accident Investigator, C.L.E.E.T Instructor, Recruit Training Coordinator for the Tulsa Police Department Training Center along with winning the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Sheriff Of The Year award (2021).
While growing up in Marlow, Oklahoma, and gathering the bulk of his work experience in Tulsa, he now calls the west side of Wagoner County home. He has been married for 23 years to his wife Judy, and they have five children & eleven grandchildren together. He is a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church & visits many churches in the community regularly. Sheriff Elliott enjoys fishing & hunting when he has free time outside of serving the community.
“I champion strong, ethical, and transparent law enforcement for all of Wagoner County. I do this by defending all citizen’s constitutional rights, both state and federal. I believe this great nation had brilliant forefathers who authored and constructed our form of government, which is intended for states to govern themselves. Our rights are “God-given,” and I will always vigorously defend our citizen’s rights.
I have great expectations for the employees of the Wagoner County Sheriff’s and expect for the employees to give great customer service to the people they serve.”