7 REASONS TULSA IS HOME
There are many reasons Tulsa Police recruits and Officers choose to make Tulsa home: from being one of the lowest cost of living cities in the nation to world-renowned arts, culture, and family activities. If you need convincing beyond TPD's acclaimed Academy training, scroll to see 7 reasons Tulsa is your new home.
Family & Friends are the fabric that bind us together.
Diverse, dedicated, and resilient are great descriptors for Tulsans. We have shared amazing growth and evolution over the years, as well as overcome our fair share of challenges. As a city, as a community, we thrive. From amazing philanthropy and nationally acclaimed museums and parks, to community programming and an unprecedented entrepreneurial explosion, it has never been more exciting and rewarding to call Tulsa home.
COST OF LIVING
Your dollars go further in Tulsa than almost anywhere.
Across the board, Tulsa has continued to be one of the most affordable cities in the United States. By itself, that doesn't mean much. But when you couple it with amazing food and nightlife options, unmatched family recreation, and a ton of housing options, cost of living starts to really mean something. Research by Sperling's BestPlaces found that on a scale of zero to 100, with higher numbers associated with a more affordable cost of living, Tulsa's rating was 84.80.
Parks, zoos, water and amusement. Tulsa has it all.
Have you heard of Guthrie Green? What about The Gathering Place? Maybe Turkey Mountain? Due to Tulsa's active philanthropists and a supportive community, Tulsa boasts family-fun amenities to keep families of all ages busy year round. Check out a few below. Get more info at VisitTulsa.com.
Mentally prepared for the challenges of the day.
Mentally resilient for the challenges of tomorrow.
Mental preparation and resilience are characteristics that cannot be taught. For whatever reason, they exist in some people, but not others. These traits are a requirement for Tulsa Police Officers. We must become masters of our own thinking to best serve our community. Although we can't give you these traits, we can help sharpen them throughout your career with mentorship, realistic training, and experience.
Options. A lot of great options for you and your children.
Tulsa boasts multiple school systems for your children. Tulsa Public is centrally located, while you've got Bixby, Jenks, and Union to the south; Broken Arrow to the east; and Owasso to the north. No matter which part of Tulsa you live in, you have a strong public education system available to you. And if you're already thinking about vocation and/or college, Tulsa is home to the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, University of Oklahoma - Tulsa, Northeastern State University - Broken Arrow, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Tech, and many more.
Check out the amazing Tulsa Achieves program for free college tuition!
We've got...everything you like.
What's your pleasure? Live music from major performers? Check out the historic Cain's Ballroom and Brady Theater, and the world-renowned BOK Center. Microbreweries more your style? Tulsa is deep in a brewing renaissance with dozens of options to whet your pallet, e.g., Prairie Brewpub, Marshall Brewing Company, Dead Armadillo. More of a foodie? Tulsa boasts multiple food-rich districts: Cherry Street, Brookside, the Pearl District, the Boxyard, Blue Dome, to name just a few. Or maybe it's gaming. Your pick of casinos: Hard Rock, River Spirit, or Osage. Nightlife? We've got you covered.
Get more info at VisitTulsa.com.
ARTS & CULTURE
From painted to performing.
Tulsa was once the oil capital of the world, which means there were lots of people with more money than they knew what to do with. So, they invested in the arts and culture of Tulsa. Today, our community reaps those benefits in many forms, including nationally acclaimed art museums, vibrant performing arts centers, and multiple community and cultural centers. Below are just a few. Get more info at VisitTulsa.com.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES