BECOME THE DIFFERENCE
"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.
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 citizens.
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.
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.
Ethically impervious to temptation and corruption.
Ethically driven to perform your duty for all citizens.
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.
"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 our citizens. 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.