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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

AT THE TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT, IT IS OUR MISSION TO...

The Tulsa Police Department will work in partnership with our community to provide quality service, protect life and property, prevent crime, and resolve problems so all people can live without fear in a safe community.

Chief Wendell Franklin
Chief of Police
Tulsa Police Department
Does this sound like a mission you can get behind? Then let's get you started!

APPLICATION PROCESS

CONTACT A RECRUITER

VALUE OATH
I accept the responsibilities of being recognized as a leader of the Tulsa Police Department. As a leader, I pledge to honorably perform my assigned duties while displaying the integrity and the courage:
 
  • To stand up for what I know is right,
  • To stand up against wrongs in any form,
  • To respect the dignity and rights of every individual,
  • To exercise wisdom and fairness in dealing with all citizens, and
  • To ultimately bring honor and pride upon the Tulsa Police Department and myself
 
OATH OF OFFICE
Having been duly appointed a police officer of the City of Tulsa and peace officer of the State of Oklahoma, I do solemnly swear that I will defend, enforce, and obey the Constitution and laws of the United States, the State of Oklahoma, and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Tulsa.
 
That I will obey the lawful orders of my superior officers and the regulations of the Tulsa Police Department.
 
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.
 
STATEMENT OF VISION
The Tulsa Police Department will be recognized as the national benchmark in innovative and professional policing. This standard is characterized by:
 
Trust
 
Integrity
 
Excellence
 
TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRIORITIES
  • Apprehending criminal offenders
  • Placing value on the preservation of human life
  • Recognizing that prevention of crime and reducing fear are operational priorities
  • Involving the community in the delivery of law enforcement services
  • Making the Department accountable to the community it serves
  • Committing to professionalism in all aspects of Department operations
  • Maintaining the highest standards of integrity
  • Developing technology to create efficiencies of service
  • E-911 call handling and dispatching functions for the City, County and nearby jurisdictions.
For more information, visit the City of Tulsa website.