William Citty became Oklahoma City’s 48th Chief of Police on October 24, 2003. He began his career with the Oklahoma City Police Department in 1977. Chief Citty worked throughout the Police Department including Patrol, Narcotics, Homicide, Campus Resource, Tactical Unit, and the Public Information Office. Before becoming Chief of Police he served as Deputy Chief over the Administration Bureau.
Chief Citty is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City and graduated from NW Classen High School in 1971. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police, Federal Emergency Management Institute, and the National Executive Institute.
Chief Citty is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major Cities Chiefs Association, Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is also active in many community groups and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Youth Leadership Exchange, Leadership OKC, ReMerge, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, and the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.