Thursday, August 11, 2011
OSU-Tulsa Police achieve certification from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police
“The OSU-Tulsa Police Department is one of an elite few who have completed this rigorous certification program,” said Stacey Puckett, executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police. “There are only 16 other law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma that have achieved certification and OSU-Tulsa is the first in the state to achieve level one certification for smaller agencies.”
Every aspect of OSU-Tulsa’s Police Department was evaluated in depth, including policies, procedures, operations and employee training. Puckett said the department had to successfully meet national standards in 12 critical areas to achieve certification.
Dr. Ron Bussert, OSU-Tulsa vice president for administration and finance, congratulated Police Chief Melvin Murdock and the department on their reputation and professionalism.
“Today, our police department has distinguished itself in a significant way in the state of Oklahoma,” Bussert said. “We’re also proud to be recognized as the safest college campus in Tulsa, according to Clery Act reports. These achievements speak volumes about the caliber of our police officers.”
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.