Authority plans 5 interviews for new jail administrator

Garfield County Detention Facility

ENID, Okla. — Following a nearly half hour of meeting in executive session, Garfield County Criminal Justice Authority members announced five interviews for the position of jail administrator would be held next month.

Sheriff Jody Helm said five interviews would be conducted March 3 at Garfield County Detention Facility, where the authority meets. Interviews will begin at 1 p.m.

"There are five candidates we've agreed to interview on that date, if possible," Helm said following the executive session.

"There were eight we liked in the beginning, but three of them were filtered out," Trustee David Henneke added.

Helm noted if there were conflicts with the date set for the candidates, an additional time for interviews would be set. He said he would being contacting the five candidates Friday.

The meeting convened at its 5:30 p.m., with a vote to enter into executive session taking less than a minute. The authority returned to the meeting room at 5:59 p.m. and the meeting adjourned at 6:04 p.m.

The Criminal Justice Authority previously extended an offer of employment in early October 2019. Later in the month, the authority voted to rescind the offer and begin the search for a jail administrator anew.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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