The Tulsa Board of Education voted on June 21, 2007, to approve creation of Tulsa Public Schools’ first-ever district police department. In December of 2007, Senator James Inhofe and Congressman John Sullivan were instrumental in securing a half-million dollars in federal money to assist TPS in its effort to keep its 42,000 students safe and secure at school. On May 5, 2008, veteran Oklahoma police officer and administrator Gary Rudick became the district’s first Chief of Police.
The mission of the Tulsa Public Schools Campus Police Department is to provide a safe environment, free from fear and with emphasis on an improved quality of life within the school district for all students, faculty, staff and authorized visitors. We do so with pride, integrity and a commitment to quality services within the policing profession. Our success will be measured by the success of our students in their future endeavors.
Chief of Campus Police
Deputy Chief of Operations
Deputy Chief of Support Services/Chief of Staff
Security Systems Manager