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OSBI agent based in northeast Oklahoma for the first time

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A special agent of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will make a home at the Miami Police Department.

The OSBI director is trying to anchor agents to police departments and sheriff's offices across the state, allowing local authorities in those areas immediate access to state assistance.

Special Agent Jeremy Yerton will be based out of the Miami Police Department, the first time an agent has been stationed in the northeast corner of the state.

Yerton came from Tulsa and will cover Delaware, Craig and Ottawa counties.

With the new office space Miami Police Chief George Harlson says both departments will benefit.

"He also has resources to a complete communications center to run communication issues off of and an interview room, he has access to detectives interview room and the support personnel," says Chief Harlson.

"It's a new set of people up here, certain towns in the counties I've never been to," says Special Agent Yerton.  "It'd be interesting to see this part of the state and interact with not only law enforcement, district attorney's in these three counties and the citizens."

"By having a state criminal investigation agent assigned to the Miami Police Department we'll have real time exchange of information," says Chief Harlson.

Agent Yerton is the third generation in his family to be involved with public service.

"Both my grandfathers, my father, and right now my younger brother all worked with the Tulsa Police Department," says Yerton.

Yerton plans to move into one of the surrounding counties, a requirement of OSBI agents working out of a police or sheriff's office.

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