About Tulsa Municipal Jail

In 2017, the City of Tulsa announced it would open its own municipal jail eliminating the need to send arrestees for city charges to Tulsa County's David L. Moss Justice Center. All surrounding and local communities operate their own municipal lock up facilities as well.  

Opening the municipal jail was the most efficient use of taxpayers' money as officers will be able to get back in the field to serve and protect citizens through streamlined booking processes at the municipal facility.  Opening the jail also allows for diversion programs, such as the Sobering Center (Public Inebriate Alternative), to be operated more efficiently. The Sobering Center is expected to open this spring.

Jail Services
The City of Tulsa Jail Facility is located in the Tulsa Police Courts Building, 600 Civic Center in Tulsa. The jail operates 24/7, including all holidays.

The jail was renovated in 2017-2018 and is managed by the Tulsa Police Department and staffed by detention officers from G4S Security. Jail staff consists of 25 detention officers, a G4S security manager and a Tulsa Police Sergeant. 

The jail facility has 25 male beds and five female beds each divided into their own cell blocks. The jail also includes an intake area, holding cells, attorney visitation rooms and separate common areas for males and females. All inmates have access to collect phones located in the cell areas.

The City of Tulsa's jail can hold prisoners up to 10 days pursuant to state standards. The City of Tulsa has an agreement with the Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority (OCCJA), 315 W. 8th St. in Okmulgee, to be used for overflow capacity and for the occasional municipal sentence longer than 10 days.

Tulsa Municipal Jail

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