WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
When you join the Tulsa Police Department, you gain all the benefits of a larger Department, including many career path and development opportunities. In fact, TPD has over 400 non-patrol, specialty assignment officers. After just three years on the job, you can apply to any number of these opportunities. Below are a few of TPD's Specialty Units.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM
TPD's S.O.T. is responsible for handling situations involving hostages, armed/barricaded suspects, and suicidal subjects. They also provide protection to visiting dignitaries and assist other agencies in serving high-risk search warrants.
AIR SUPPORT UNIT
The TPD Air Support Unit is comprised of two helicopters and a team of four pilots, these aerial units are on-call 24/7/365 to fly in support of Tulsa Police operations.
SEXUAL PREDATOR INVESTIGATIONS AND DIGITAL EVIDENCE RECOVERY UNIT (SPDR)
The SPDR Unit is the evolution of the former TPD Cyber Crimes Unit which was originally formed in January of 2000. The Unit investigates internet crimes against children. The unit also operates the TPD Digital Evidence Recovery Lab which uses advanced techniques and equipment to recover digital evidence from a wide variety of devices. The Unit provides technical support for homicide, robbery, sex crimes, child crisis, burglary, financial crimes and other regional investigators.