The Headquarters Section is located at the downtown police
building and is responsible for a wide variety of administrative
details within the Tulsa Police Department.
The Policy Section of Headquarters is tasked with the updating
and maintenance of hundreds of department policies and procedures.
As case law and police practices change, department policies must
The Accreditation Work Group coordinates with all other areas of
the Department to maintain the standards of the Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). They work
closely with the Research and Development and Policy sections in
monitoring and assuring compliance with CALEA standards, assuring
that Accreditation is continued.
The Online Section of Headquarters is responsible for the
internal and public web site.
The public web site has served as an important source of
information to the citizens of Tulsa. Live police calls, crime
prevention tips and an inside look at the department's specialty
units are just some of the highlights at www.tulsapolice.org.
The Tulsa Police Department was one of the first in the country
to start a Blog. With thousands of visitors a week, citizens can
read messages from the police chief, rookies in training, and
officers working in their neighborhoods. Online communication is of
vital importance to the department. Citizens have the capability to
send direct e-mails to the police chief and correspond to the
department through the Blog.
The online team is proud of their relationship with the academy
and works daily with the recruiters to ensure that potential police
applicants receive timely and accurate information. In 2005, www.joinTPD.com was launched and recruiting
became one of the top priorities for the online team. The endeavor
has proven successful with the department web site becoming the
number one source of information for police applicants.
The Research and Development Section of Headquarters is
responsible for the study and implementation of new technology, the
administration of grants, project management and the management of
the Tulsa Police Uniform.
The Public Information
Section works daily with the media and the online team to
provide the public timely and pertinent information. The office is
a liaison with the Crime Stoppers Commission and their efforts to
educate the public about crime issues. Weekly radio and television
appearances focuses on recent crime trends, most wanted criminals
and general information distribution. Forging positive
relationships with the media, officers and the public are the focus
and mission of the public information section.