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.
Gary D. Rudick is a 30+ year veteran of law enforcement and retired from the Tulsa Police Department at the rank of Captain. He served as Chief of Police for the City of Durant where the Department was recognized for its innovative policing techniques by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in particular in the area of civil rights. Chief Rudick serves as the First Vice-President for the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police and will serve as President of that organization in 2009. He has both a Bachelors and a Masters degree conferred from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He is married to wife Donna, a teacher in the Broken Arrow school system and has three children.