Why Join the Oklahoma City Police Department?

 

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• Metro Population: 1,338,000
• Major Industries: Technology, Energy
• Gross Metro Product: $67.7 B
• Median Household Income: $51,635
• Median Home Price: $129,300
• Unemployment: 3.1%
• Job Growth (2014): 1.6%
• Cost of Living: 0.4% below nat'l avg
• College Attainment: 27.9%
• Net Migration (2014): 1,080

Oklahoma City Attractions

• NBA Team - Oklahoma City Thunder
• Oklahoma City Boathouse District
• Oklahoma City Zoo
• Oklahoma City Riversport Whitewater Rapids (Spring 2016)
• Oklahoma City Museum of Art
• National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
• Bricktown Entertainment District
• Bricktown Canal
• National Softball Hall of Fame
• Downtown Renaissance 
• Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
• The Oklahoma City Regatta Festival
• Myriad Botanical Gardens
• Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
• Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A Affiliate of Los Angeles Dodgers)

Career Development and Advancement

An officer may apply for duty in specialized assignments if they meet the requirements established by the unit. Acceptance is based on time in service, education, experience, training and evaluation of the officer seeking the special assignment to assignments such as:

o Investigations Division
o Narcotics, Vice, Drug Interdiction 
o K-9 Unit
o Lake Patrol
o Police Community Relations Officer
o Bicycle Unit
o Air Support Unit (Pilot and Observers)
o Accident Investigation
o Tactical Team (SWAT)
o Bomb Squad
o Solo Motorcycles
o Technical Investigations 
o Computer Forensics
o Crime Analysts
o Gang Enforcement
o Emergency Response Team


Career development is also encouraged through a college tuition reimbursement program and education incentive pay (see Police Pay Plan for more information).