Public Information Office

Mark Opgrande has served as the Public Information Officer for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office since 2015.  He is a native of the Pacific Northwest and Graduated from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University.

Mark Opgrande began his career as a television journalist in 1995.  He started as an associate producer at Northwest Cable News in his home state of Washington. He spent the next several years working as a news reporter and anchor in Montana before moving to Oklahoma in 2001 to work for KWTV and KOCO in the same roles. Following his career in broadcasting he became the Communications Manager at Feed the Children, which at the time was one of the largest children’s charity organizations in the world.  In 2015 he joined the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and fulfilled a lifetime goal to work in Law Enforcement.

Mark Opgrande has appeared on numerous television news programs as a reporter and contributor including ABC, NBC, CBS, as well as CNN, MSNBC and FOX. He has also appeared in several movies and in an episode of the show Tabloid on the Investigation Discovery Network.

Mark Opgrande is also the recipient of an Oklahoma Associated Press Award for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Public Information Office (PIO) is responsible for keeping the citizens of Oklahoma County informed about the Sheriff's Office. Functions of the PIO include:
  • Media liaison
  • News conferences
  • News releases
  • Open Records requests
  • Social media
For more information contact Public Information Director Mark Opgrande at [email protected] or 405.713.1029