Brett Macy, 53, filed today as a Republican candidate for Oklahoma County Sheriff. A former police lieutenant on the Oklahoma City force, Macy is also the son of former Oklahoma County District Attorney Bob Macy. This is his first political race. Macy lives on and operates a small ranch in Newalla.
“It’s time for real change in the Oklahoma County sheriff’s office,” Macy said. “My background and leadership experience have prepared me for this job, and my record is one of public integrity at a time when that quality is necessary in the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department. I will do whatever is needed to keep our community safe and the sheriff’s department an asset to our citizens.”
“The number one constitutional duty of any sheriff is the operation of the jail. Evaluating the efficacy of all policies and procedures in the jail and how those affect its operation will be my immediate focus if I am elected,” Macy said. He added that he is committed to assuring the right people are working in the jail to provide public safety and security for all, including those who are incarcerated there. “I believe it is incumbent on the sheriff to see that law enforcement services are provided to those who live outside of the incorporated municipalities in Oklahoma County as well as to provide support for law enforcement agencies who request assistance from the sheriff’s department,” Macy added.
“It is also critical that the sheriff is a good steward of taxpayers’ dollars and is fiscally responsible in operating the jail and the sheriff department’s functions outside the jail. It is imperative the monies budgeted are used in the most responsible manner possible to uphold the mission of the office,” Macy said.
Macy served on the Oklahoma City Police Department from 1989 to 2014. Macy’s early years on the force included time working on the IMPACT Team in 1992, which performs surveillance, and undercover operations, and service as a patrol officer with the Operations Bureau. He later served as a Detective/Sergeant with Criminal Intelligence Unit focused on street gang enforcement, and then as a Detective Sergeant with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force/Coordinator of Special Operations/Intelligence Unit which coordinated investigations into violent street gangs.
Macy then became a Police Lieutenant with the Investigations Bureau where he was assigned to the Inmate Processing Unit at the Oklahoma County Jail, giving him working knowledge of an area that has been cited as a problem in recent years.
Macy finished his tenure at the Oklahoma City Police Department as a Police Lieutenant with the Operations Bureau from 2002 to 2014, where he was a patrol supervisor, managing daily police operations.
Prior to serving on the Oklahoma City force, Macy served on the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department from 1984 to 1989 as a Court Detail Deputy and a Patrol/Mental Health Deputy, a job that required him to respond to mental health crisis situations and make certain that persons in crisis received immediate mental health intervention services. He also served as field training deputy and relief patrol supervisor while at the Sheriff’s Department.
Since leaving the Oklahoma City force, Macy has run his own business as an investigative and financial crimes consultant, helping major financial institutions with bank secrecy act compliance.
Since 2015, Macy has also served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.
Macy is the recipient of the Oklahoma City Police Department Medal of Valor for actions in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Murrah Building bombing, and received the department’s S.R. Bryant Community Service Award for community charity work.
He is a licensed private investigator, a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, an Advanced Law Enforcement Instructor, and a Firearms Instructor. Macy has also served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor.
Macy has long been active with the Cowboy Crisis Fund, a non-profit organization that conducts fundraising events and provides financial assistance to community members who are facing financial difficulty due to medical issues. He has served on the group’s Executive Committee. The fund has raised over $1 million for those in need since it began in 2002. Macy has also been an active supporter and participant in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Macy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Oral Communications/Public Relations with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma. During his law enforcement career he has in excess of 2,000 hours of academy and continued education.
Macy has a 15-year-old daughter who attends Harrah High School.