Cory S. Rink has been a resident of eastern Garfield County his entire life. Cory has lived and worked on the family farm just outside of Covington since before he could walk. It is on this family farm that he has learned the values of hard work, honesty, and helping his fellow man. Cory has been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Covington his entire life and currently sits on the church board as a trustee. Cory purchased his grandmother’s farm in 2007, where he and his wife, Ashley raise their three children, John, Jackson and Charlotte with the same passion and integrity that Cory’s parents instilled in him.
It is these values that helped shape Cory’s career path. From an early age, Cory decided that he wanted to be a peace officer and a firefighter. He has been able to achieve both of these goals. Cory obtained firefighting training from Autry Technology Center as well as OSU fire services. He then joined the Covington Volunteer Fire department in 2005 and was elected to the position of fire chief in 2011. In 2008, Cory was hired by the Town of Covington to the position of police chief. Cory graduated from the CLEET program in October, 2008. It was during this time as police chief that his passion for serving the community grew. Cory completed numerous hours of continuing education training so that he could be the best peace officer possible. To further his training, Cory became a reserve sheriff for the Garfield County Sheriff Office in 2009 and then accepted a full time position with the department in 2011. Cory then became a certified CLEET instructor for the area of Defensive Tactics in 2013. With this certification, Cory trains the sheriff deputies, jail staff, as well as other police officers in proper custody and control techniques. Cory returns to the CLEET facility in Ada often as a guest instructor for Defensive Tactics classes. Cory is passionate about continuing education, because this is how officers keep their skills fresh. Throughout his career, Cory has completed schools for both fire chief and police chief. These schools gave him skills for managing department finances as well as personnel. Cory has also completed an agri-finance course, another course dedicated to finance management. Recently, Cory obtained his Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate, a certificate that requires over 1000 hours of law enforcement training.
When Cory isn’t out “fighting crime” or even “fighting fires” Cory volunteers his time as President of the Wildcat Country Fair Board over seeing all Fair Board issues and conducting regular business meetings. Cory is also a member of the Enid Noon AMBUCS.
Cory believes a change is needed within the Sheriff’s Office and he wants to be that change. Cory S. Rink believes in community policing and would like to see the department attending sporting events and special events, ensuring public safety is #1. Cory S. Rink believes in the DARE program and will restore the DARE program to the public and private schools. Cory vows to investigate and solve crimes throughout Garfield county. Also, as sheriff, Cory will emphasize the importance of additional training for all deputies, jailers and dispatchers. Cory plans to implement monthly training to the department. Training is the first step in keeping employees and the public safe! Cory S. Rink believes in honesty, integrity, and professionalism. These are the core values he will bring to the Garfield County Sheriff Office.