SEE. HEAR. SHARE.
You can help keep your school community safe. If you see or hear something concerning, call 918-480-SAFE (7233) or share with a trusted adult.
We strive to provide a safe and orderly school experience that promotes learning across the district. We do so with pride, integrity, and a commitment to the policing profession. We measure our success by the success of our students.
Tulsa Public Schools created the Campus Police Department to provide the students, staff, and visitors of our school district with onsite quality safety and security measures. School resource officers and security officers in the schools have become an intregral part of the school community. Our officers are present and can respond immediately for emergency situations. Campus Police works in partnership with Tulsa Police Department for law enforcement functions for the schools which frees up the Tulsa Police Department to respond to pressing issues in our community.
Our team serves our students and schools by providing many different services throughout the district. Some of these services are detailed below:
- School resource officers - provide law enforcement support to the school district and community resources for students and families as needed.
- Campus security - provide onsite safety and security services to individual schools.
- Patrol - police patrol for protection of school assets during school breaks and overnights and weekends; we monitor district sites seven days per week.
- 24-hour communication dispatch - Campus Police is available to be contacted at any time of the day or night. Communication specialists answer emergency, non-emergency, and business telephone lines, dispatch officers for service calls, monitor building alarms, and access control and security cameras.
- Systems technicians - provide security camera and alarm services to all district buildings.
- Investigations - on-site investigators to look into any criminal activity that happens on school property.
We believe that our service extends beyond providing law enforcement support to our students, teachers, and schools. To that end, members of the campus police team are involved in the following programs for and with our students. For more information about services we provide, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Boy Scouts: Campus Police members volunteer as leaders for scout units in which our students are involved. This builds relationships that help our students succeed both in academia and social environments.
- 100 Black Men: Members of Campus Police volunteer with 100 Black Men of Tulsa to reach out to at risk young males to help promote healthy and productive lifestyle choices.
- Before and after care programs: Members of Campus Police visit the after school care programs offered throughout the district to read, play games, and promote a positive relationship between our students and the police.
The safety of our students is our number one priority. We have included several tips and resources below that can help you keep students safe at school and at home.
- Drivers should exercise extreme caution and great care when driving around or near a school zone or school. Be alert to the safety needs of pedestrians, especially our children.
- Keep in mind that while driving on school property, the posted speed limit is 10 miles per hour.
- In a school zone, when the yellow warning lights are flashing, you must slow down and be prepared to stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian.
- Always follow the traffic control directions by a police officer or designated crossing guard. They are there to keep our students safe and help with the flow of traffic.
- Please do not to talk on or use cell phones in a school zone or a school parking lot. It is an unnecessary distraction that takes your attention away from the safety of our students.
- Children are unpredictable pedestrians and difficult to see. Please take extra care to look out for children in school zones, residential areas, playgrounds and parks.
- The area around a school bus can be a very dangerous place. Stop your vehicle far enough from the bus to allow children necessary space to safely enter or exit the bus.
- Be alert. Children walking to or from bus stops are sometimes not paying attention to their surroundings, so it is up to you to keep an eye out for them.
- Never pass a stopped school bus on the right. It is illegal and could have tragic consequences.
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.Coretta Scott King
We are extremely honored to serve you while working along side dedicated community and law enforcement partners. Each day we strive to continue our tradition of a sound service culture and positive engagement when it comes to protecting our future. Our philosophy is simple. We are dedicated to helping children academically and socially succeed by protecting them and building relationships through mentorship and outreach.
Whether you are a student, parent, staff member or concerned citizen, you are an important teammate in attaining our goals. We welcome your input and assistance in providing a safe secure learning environment
Dr. Matthias D. Wicks,
Chief of Police Tulsa Public Schools
Is someone in immediate danger?
Call 918-480-SAFE to report a student or school safety concern.
Chief Matthias Wicks
Major Douglas May
Lieutenant Det. Robert Jerome
1000 volunteer service hours performed by CPD officers in 2017-2018.
500 students graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in 2017-2018.
1,200 school special events staffed by Campus Police officers in 2017-2018.