BECOME THE DIFFERENCE

HAVE WHAT

IT TAKES

"That I will protect the rights, lives, and property of all citizens and uphold the honor of the police profession with my life if need be. This I solemnly swear."

Oath of Office [excerpt]
Tulsa Police Department

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Being a Tulsa Police Officer is so much more than a job. It is a calling to serve those in your community and improve their quality of life by improving safety and well-being.

COMMUNITY FIRST

Committed to a life of servant leadership.

Committed to a safer, stronger community.

We believe that individual communities are the fabric of a great American society, and Tulsa is our community. To ensure our community is strong and resilient, freedom from fear and trust through partnerships are essential. As sworn Police Officers, it is our sacred and welcomed duty to serve Tulsans as upstanding law enforcement professionals, and as fellow compassionate neighbors.
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MENTALLY TOUGH

Mentally prepared for the challenges of the day.

Mentally resilient for the challenges of tomorrow.

Deciding to apply to be a Tulsa Police Officer is the first step on an amazing journey. To equip you for success, we will train you to hone your personal discipline, mental preparedness, and performance under pressure. We will also provide opportunities to challenge and strengthen your mental resilience to help you effectively process the challenges of police work.
Tulsa Police Recruits are Mentally Tough

PHYSICALLY STRONG

Physically capable of saving lives.

Physically prepared to control any situation.

Physical strength is not optional for a Tulsa Police Officer; however, strength does not always look identical in all officers. If you have internal drive and mental dedication to face the challenge, we have the physical strength training experts and facilities to help make you the strongest officer you can be. When the time comes to save a life, support your partner, or guard the community, you will be ready.
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ETHICALLY GROUNDED

Ethically impervious to temptation and corruption.

Ethically driven to perform your duty for all Tulsans.

Tulsa Police Officers are not merely enforcers of the law. They are leaders in our community. They are role-models for Tulsa's youth. They are trusted servants whom the community must rely on. Because of this, all Tulsa Police Officers must be committed to the highest ethical standards both on-duty and in their personal lives. 
Tulsa Police Recruits are Morally Driven

"Many of the traits that make great officers lie dormant in all of us. We seek to activate and hone these traits in our recruits and our officers."

Major Thaddeus Espy
Training Division Director
Tulsa Police Academy

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

Essential to our success as the primary law enforcement agency in Tulsa is a compassionate, transparent, and collaborative partnership with all Tulsans. To this end, Tulsa Police Officers are heavily involved with many partner organizations to develop deeper community understanding, empathy, and involvement. Below are just a few of our partners.

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Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry and Tulsa Police work together to promote cooperation, understanding and service among the various faiths to meet the pressing needs of our community.

TULSA METROPOLITAN MINISTRY

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OkEq works directly with Tulsa Police and TPD's LGBTQIA+ Community Liaison Officer to ensure that all Tulsans have a voice in achieving safety for our city.

OKLAHOMANS FOR EQALITY

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Tulsa Police Officers participate throughout the year in multiple events to raise funds for Special Olympics Oklahoma. As the largest Special Olympics fundraising entity in our state, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the primary TPD partner for this. 

THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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TULSA AREA UNITED WAY

The Tulsa Area United Way and TPD work to advance the common good of Tulsans. Every year, TPD helps raise money for the dozens of highly-vetted partner organizations supported by the TAUW.
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The Tulsa Police Community Engagement Unit is exclusively focused on building positive trust between members of our community and TPD.

TULSA POLICE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UNIT

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