Juvenile Justice Center co-director suspended

EL RENO – The co-director of the Canadian County Juvenile Facility has been suspended indefinitely with pay as authorities investigate complaints that have been filed against him.

Bill Alexander was suspended by the county commissioners Monday following an executive session that last more than four hours.

District 1 Commissioner Marc Hader, who chairman of the panel, said he could not go into details about the allegations. However, the panel did pass a resolution stating that they were investigating complaints concerning the workplace environment at the facility, located east of El Reno.

“There’s been a complaint filed and we are doing our due diligence,” he said.

Hader said the county will work with an independent agency to investigate the complaint.

Co-director Dr. Bill Sharp will handle the day-to-day operations of the center.

The center offers a number of programs, including a detention center, alternative education, behavioral health and a sanctions program.

The center is funded through a 1996 countywide sales tax.

Meanwhile, two other employees also were subject of the executive session.

Hader did not provide details about the complaints against the employees and said any personnel actions would be handled internally.


  1. BECKI on June 14, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    In my case he failed to protect me and the work place abuse was different for me that my file had write ups that never happened. After 11 years of being threatened and screamed at I couldn’t take it anymore and turned in my 2 weeks notice and he told me to leave and never come back. My retirement I worked so hard for was ruined. I haven’t recovered from his abuse and probably never will. He ruined my future plans. That was Oct. 2016 and i will be 60 and can’t get comparable work or pay and now I’m making min.wage. It was a job I loved, working for a mean horrible person. I tried to file unemployment till I could get a decent job and he fought me and lied and I gave up the fight. I would never work for that man ever again even if I was starving.

  2. mandy darnell on June 18, 2017 at 9:10 am

    My child is in that center. If they cannot provide a safe environment for the employees how can they provide a safe environment for the children?????

    • mandy darnell on June 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

      That whole place is corrupt. The whole system.

  3. Ms W on June 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I under stand what you’re saying Jenny, I think he treats all women that way , and then ones he thinks he get away with more is even worse, he probably has a long history of doing this.

  4. SH on June 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I worked under Alexander in Ponca City. I never had problems under his administration, nor did I ever witness him being abusive toward staff nor otherwise.

  5. Bobbikay on June 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I worked for Bill Alexander at Marland Children’s Home. He was very strict but I respected him and didn’t think he was unfair. He was a blessing to our children’s home and help save it from closing. Prayers for you Bill!

  6. JS on June 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I also worked for Mr. ALEXANDER at the Marland Childrens Home in Ponca City …..Great guy ….nothing but respect for him….

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