OUR

MISSION

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

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!
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.

TRAINING DIVISION LEADERSHIP

MAJOR THASSEUS ESPY

Training Director
TPD Training Division 

CAPTAIN WES PHELPS

Assistant Training Director
TPD Training Division 

CAPTAIN THOMAS BELL

Assistant Director of Recuiting
TPD Training Division