The Oklahoma City Police Department, with a
uniformed force of 1029 officers and 237 civilian employees, protects
citizens and property from criminal activity, keeps the peace, enforces
laws, apprehends criminals and helps prepare cases for prosecution.
The department has a central police station and five substations and
covers over 2,500 police reporting districts that average 1/4 square
mile in size.
In addition to officers patrolling the city in cars
and on foot, the Police Department includes an Investigations Bureau, an
Airport Police Unit, a Helicopter Unit, a Motorcycle Unit, a Canine
unit, an Equine Unit and a Lake Patrol Section. The department operates
the City's Emergency Management and 9-1-1 programs. The department also
has a Crime Scene Investigations Unit to collect and protect evidence,
with a state-of-the-art Forensic Lab, Drug Lab and DNA lab to process
Public Notice Regarding JAG Grant
There will be a public hearing for the review of the joint application and grant award for the 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) of $480,499 to be held Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in The City of Oklahoma City Council Chambers located at 200 N. Walker, 3rd Floor. The Oklahoma City Police Department, the fiscal agent, proposes to utilize 2013 JAG funds and interest earned to continue the Victim Services Coordinator Program, to fund a Forensic Computer Examiner, part time or overtime wages for the Latent Fingerprint Unit, radars and portable CCTV units. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and the cities of Del City and Midwest City propose to utilize 2013 JAG funds for the purchase of new equipment for law enforcement.
To read the JAG grant application
and award in its entirety,
click here. Comments regarding the application may be sent to
Civilian Investigations Specialists
The Oklahoma City Police Department recently began utilizing
Civilian Investigation Specialists (CIS) to respond to and investigate
specific property crimes. The new program provides specially trained
civilian crime scene investigators to investigate property crimes in an
effort to free up sworn police officers.
Oklahoma Firearms Laws - 2012 FAQ
This is not legal advice; but rather, general information regarding certain Oklahoma firearm provisions. The City of Oklahoma City, the Police Department and all employees and/or agents thereof do not assume any express or implied liability and/or responsibility for this information.
Compliance with all firearm laws is the responsibility of every person, and you should consult with your own legal counsel to ensure compliance.
Redesigned police cars hit the streets
You’re sure to do a double take when the City’s 78 new police sedans hit the streets with a fresh, updated look. The new vehicles are primarily black with the word “POLICE” in large, white block letters prominently displayed on both sides next to the City seal. They have a low profile LED emergency light bar on the roof, a spotlight on one side and front bumper push bars. Fifty four of the new vehicles have front wheel drive and 24 are all-wheel drive. Additional vehicles will be added as funds become available.
Collision Avoidance Training for
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death and
injury for teenagers. The Oklahoma City Police Department is
partnering with the National Traffic Safety Academy to provide Collision
Avoidance Training (CAT) for teens. The course is designed for
persons 16 to 19 years of age. Students must possess a valid
driver's license and have the use of an insured vehicle. Students
attend classroom training at the police training center on Friday
evening from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. and hands-on driving training at the
Oklahoma County driving facility at NE 36th and Air Depot on Saturday
from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $50. To
obtain the registration and waiver forms
click here. The
dates for training are March 16-17 and April 6-7. For scheduling
information contact Sgt. Keith Cornman at 405.316.5151.
How Are We Doing?
Getting feedback from the community we serve is very important to
the Oklahoma City Police Department. There are several ways you can
contact the OKCPD
with your feedback. You can also search our
Contact Us page to find the OKCPD division you need.
Criminal Tracking and Victim Notification
OK VINE is a service that notifies crime victims if an inmate has been released, transferred, escapes or dies while in custody. It is accessible in English and Spanish. Registration for this service is free, anonymous and confidential. To register, visit www.vinelink.com or call 1-877-654-8463. OK VINE is a service provided by the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General. For more information concerning this service, please contact Toni Scheihing at 405.522.2294 or Fara Brown at 405.522.4397.