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Riverside Community Resource Officer

ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 2-7-2017

The Riverside Community Resource Officer will serve as a full-time, sworn police officer and will be assigned primarily to the 61st and Peoria area to work hand-in-hand with residents, businesses, and other community partners. The goal of this position is to foster a better relationship between members of the public and the Tulsa Police Department through crime prevention education, direct one-on-one interaction between members of the community and the police, and to identify ways in which the police and community can work together to improve the quality of life for those in the 61st and Peoria area.

Selected for this position is Officer Amley Floyd. Known more commonly to those he serves as "Popsey", Officer Floyd joined the Tulsa Police Department in 2011 and has worked within the Gilcrease Division as a patrol officer, field training officer, and Downtown Impact officer. Officer Floyd has shown a strong commitment to community policing throughout his career by establishing the "Bike for a Smile" program which awarded more than 300 bicycles to kids who displayed good behavior and grades in school and who simply needed something positive to happen in their life. Officer Floyd is also a Shop with a Cop volunteer, an ordained youth minister who serves at New Hope Baptist Church, and a Big Brother who was awarded the 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters big brother of the year award.

The winner of the 2015 Gilcrease Division "Walt Milner Leadership Award", Officer Floyd is eager to get to work in the 61st and Peoria area. Already on the streets meeting residents and business owners since mid-January, Floyd has begun to lay the groundwork to build the trust necessary for members of this community and the Tulsa Police Department to work together to make the 61st and Peoria neighborhood a better place to live.

For media inquiries, Officer Floyd can be contacted directly at 918-798-0827 or RiversideCRO@cityoftulsa.org.

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