The Tulsa Police Department has been notified by State Attorney General Scott Pruitt that it will receive $400,000 to target and combat violent crime in Tulsa.
"Our police department has proven its effective and efficient use of the Attorney General's grant in past years, leading to this 2016 award," said Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. "Our police force demonstrates repeatedly that they are the best in the state at strategic problem solving, using the limited resources they have to detain criminals expeditiously and fastidiously work with the legal system to obtain justice."
According to Chief Chuck Jordan, this award, which was received during a time of very tight budget restrictions, will allow the Tulsa Police Department to continue to address emerging criminal trends in the following four areas throughout the next 12 months:
The Attorney General's Office has partnered with the Tulsa Police Department during the last four years, without requiring a local match, to provide funding to combat violent crime, narcotics distribution, human trafficking, and operations directed at reducing violent gang activity within the Tulsa community.
"Their help has played a major role in some of the most significant operations to reduce criminal activities in these areas over the last few years. The Tulsa Police Department is honored to have been chosen to receive this award and looks forward to continuing its efforts in these areas with assistance from Attorney General Pruitt's office," Jordan said.