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
FOR A SCHOOL POLICE EMERGENCY PLEASE DIAL 918-749-9966
ALL OTHER EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
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.
James D. Hill retired from the Lincoln (NE) Police Department in 1991 at the rank of lieutenant, and accepted the position of chief of police for the City of Salina (KS), where he served from 1991 until his retirement in 2013. Under his leadership, the Salina Police Department was nationally accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Chief Hill is a past president of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Master of Public Administration degree, both conferred by the University of Nebraska, and is a graduate of the 148th session of the FBI National Academy. .