Tillman County gets new Jail Administrator - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Tillman County gets new Jail Administrator

(Source KSWO) (Source KSWO)

TILLMAN COUNTY, OK (KSWO) -Tillman County residents might see a relatively new face around town and at the Law Enforcement Center... Michael Logan is the new Jail administrator.

He's been working for the county just over a month now, and being a Frederick native, he has a lot of goals to better his hometown's jail.

As you might remember, the Tillman County Jail lost most of it's inmates earlier this year due to the Department of Corrections terminating it's contract with the jail. Since then, they've been on survival mode, trying to figure out how to get a contract with other agencies to house inmates and bring money in.

Ever since Michael Logan started his role as jail administrator, he has been renovating the it... re-doing the floors, ceilings and inmates cells. His other priority is fixing the budget issue due to the loss of most of their inmates.

"We're trying to reach out to different agencies and see if we can contract for offenders to help get back on track for our budget as well as our staffing," said Logan.

He says his past experience as a dispatcher in Tillman County and working for the department of corrections is going to help him accomplish these goals.

"I'm back home and I get to do some more improvement in my hometown. It's sentimental you could say. I've never ran away from challenges. I've always been encouraged by challenges."

Logan understands money is tight in the state right now, but he encourages the residents of Tillman County he's doing everything he can to keep this jail open.

"It's a slow process, we do have a couple of bites that we're reaching out," said Logan. "We will be meeting with the US Marshals office in hopes that we can contract with them. We also have various calls with other agencies. hoping that we can contract."

He says he wants to continue to grow the relationship between the community and the local law enforcement. Right now, he's still getting used to the swing of things.

"It's new," said Logan. "It's different. There are many things I still have to learn. I'm having to learn county policies. I am having to learn policies of jail standard and the way they do it on this side."

And, To the residents of Tillman County, Logan says...

"They have a great team," said Logan. "The Sheriff is great. Great dispatchers. Great jailers. I am just glad to be a part of the team. They need to know we are working hard to try and keep the jail open to keep things motivated and to keep things focused for Tillman County."

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

    Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:45 PM EST2018-02-21 18:45:39 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

  • Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:13 AM EST2018-02-21 07:13:50 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-02-21 18:37:48 GMT

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

  • Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:15 AM EST2018-02-21 11:15:05 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-02-21 18:37:38 GMT

    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

Powered by Frankly