Tulsa Police Department

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Tulsa Police Department
Abbreviation TPD
Patch of the Tulsa Police Department
Agency overview
Formed 1907
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma, USA
Map of Tulsa Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 196.8 square miles (510 km2)
Population 399,682 (2014)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Tulsa, Oklahoma
Police Officers 742 [1]
Civilians 168
Agency executive Chuck Jordan, Chief of Police
Helicopters 2
TPD Website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Tulsa Police Department (TPD) is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies[2] It is the second largest municipal law enforcement agency in the state.

The TPD was officially organized in 1907 after the City of Tulsa was incorporated. However, informally, TPD existed as early as 1905.

Organizational structure[edit]

The TPD is organized into a hierarchical structure similar to that of the military. The Chief of Police supervises three Deputy Chief's who are each in charge of a bureau. A bureau consist of three to four divisions. Each division is supervised by a major. The Chief of Police reports to the Mayor of Tulsa.

Tulsa Police Department

  • Chief's Office - Chief Chuck Jordan
    • Administration Bureau- Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish
      • Information and Technical Services
      • Training Division
      • Headquarters
      • Forensic Lab
    • Investigations Bureau- Deputy Chief Dennis Larsen
      • Detective Division
      • Special Investigations Division
      • Fleet Operations
    • Operations Bureau- Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks
      • Mingo Valley Division
      • Gilcrease Division


Tulsa Police officers carry the Glock Model 22 GEN 4 .40 S&W semi-automatic handgun. Officers were previously issued the Glock Model 22C Gen 3 .40 S&W, the "C" meaning the gun was compensated with two slits in the barrel that would help reduce recoil. [3]

      • Riverside Division
      • Special Operations Division

Uniform Support units include:

  • Air Support
  • K9
  • SOT (Special Operations Team)
  • Bike Patrol
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Tulsa Police Reserve

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