A change is needed within the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and he wants to be that change. Cory Rink believes in community policing. If elected, he would like to see the department attending sporting events and special events, ensuring public safety is the #1 priority. Cory Rink believes in the DARE program and will restore the DARE program to the public and private school sectors. Cory vows to investigate and solve crimes throughout Garfield county with diligence and integrity.
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 Rink believes in honesty, integrity, and professionalism. These are the core values he will bring to the Garfield County Sheriff Office.
The Early Years
Growing up on the family farm Cory has an inborn fondness for honesty and integrity. Cory was born to Paulette and Gary Rink of Covington, Oklahoma. He was the first of 3 children. The family adopted a fourth later in life. It is on this family farm that he has learned the values of hard work, honesty, and helping those in need. It is during the early years Cory decided he wanted to be a Peace Officer and Firefighter.
Cory graduated from Covington-Douglas High School in May of 2006. He then furthered his education at Autry Technology Center and OSU Fire Services. Cory completed his CLEET certification in October of 2008.
Cory purchased his grandmother’s farm in 2007, where he and his wife, Ashley live and raise their four children, John, Jackson, Charlotte, and Henry with the same passion and integrity that Cory’s parents instilled in him. Cory and his family have been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Covington his entire life and Cory currently sits on the church board as a trustee.
Law Enforcement and Firefighter Beginnings
Cory 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. It was during this time as police chief that his passion for serving the community grew. Cory completed numerous hours of continuing education training to ensure his community had the best protection allowed by law. To further his training, Cory became a Reserve Sheriff for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in 2009, and then accepted a full time position with the department in 2011.
Cory is a certified CLEET instructor in the area of Defensive Tactics. With this certification, Cory conducts continuing education for 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.