TULSA COUNTY SHERIFF
It is an honor to be chosen by the Major County Sheriff's Association and receive their Shinning Star Award. I am proud and the professionalism and the dedicated work the Deputies, Detentions Officers and Support Staff accomplish each day. Through them, we, as an office, truly shine and provide a wonderful resource for our community.
Sheriff Stanley Glanz
Sheriff Glanz obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tulsa, a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration from Oklahoma City University and graduated from the Southwestern Police Academy at Southern Methodist University. He is a graduate of the 97th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and in 1997, he completed the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He is also a graduate of the National Sheriffs' Institute and has shared his knowledge as a class mentor at the National Sheriffs' Institute.
Sheriff Glanz has served on the Board of Directors for the National Sheriffs' Association since 1993, making him the senior member. He is also chairman of the National Sheriffs' Association's Jail, Detention and Corrections Committee. He is a member of the American Correctional Association's Standards Committee and served on their Commission of Accreditation from 2006 to 2009. He was appointed to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.; joining only eleven other law enforcement professionals on the International Commission and served on the Executive Board as the secretary from 2000 till 2005. In 1989, Governor Henry Bellmon appointed Sheriff Glanz to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations Commission and in 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed him to the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board; he still holds both of these positions.
Sheriff Stanley Glanz has been honored with many significant awards. Most notably, he was chosen as the Sheriff of the Year 2000 by the National Sheriffs' Association and was named the 1996 Sheriff of the Year by the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association. In 2011, Director John Morton of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement honored Sheriff Glanz with the first ever Partnerships for Public Safety Award. Stanley received the prestigious Bronze Eagle Feather Award from the Oklahoma Native American Law Enforcement Association. In 2012, he was inducted to the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association's Sheriffs Hall of Fame. This year, on November 7, 2013, Sheriff Glanz will be inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement hall of fame for his impact at all levels of law enforcement and his achievement and service for the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County.
Sheriff Glanz is a visionary and has brought many innovative programs and services to his agency, the citizens of Tulsa County and our nation. In 1995, he was instrumental in the passage of a sales tax initiative to build a 1714 bed, which was designed under his management and under his direction the jail is managed effectively and efficiently as a direct supervision facility. He recently worked with the American Correctional Association to help compose the Minimum Jail Standards, which are now established throughout the correctional system nationwide. He worked with the National Sheriffs' Association and the American Correctional Association in relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and was selected to be the spokesman during a meeting at the White House with Vice President Jo Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the probable impacts PREA would have on law enforcement.
Since being elected Sheriff, Stanley continues to bring a strong sense of professionalism to the office and continues to work at the local, state and national levels to maintain a professional law enforcement agency for the citizens of the Tulsa County community and this great Nation.
TULSA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Office of the Undersheriff
Tim Albin is a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. The role of the Undersheriff is extremely varied overseeing all divisions of the office and is an expert in administering criminal justice and thrives within a business setting. He supports the Sheriff in the everyday operation of the office, prevention of crimes, funding and additional space for our detention facility, increasing our work with the Drug Task Force as well as national and international terrorist concerns. The Undersheriff partners with the Sheriff to develop short and long term goals, then develops and implements strategies aimed at achieving these goals. He actively participates in the creation and administration of the Sheriff's Office budget. While the Undersheriff required to apprehend suspects. Whenever there is an event that requires incident command, he is on-scene to make sure the standards of the Sheriff's Office prevail throughout the life of the incident. He directly oversees the Internal Affairs Unit, Honor Guard, General Counsel and Risk Management, Public Information, Compliance and Long Range Planning (FOCUS 2020).
General Counsel - The General Counsel manages office litigation and works with all divisions to eliminate the potential for costly litigations. The general counsel helps contribute to the continuing education of all employees by analyzing, reviewing and summarizing emerging and ongoing legal issues pertaining to constitutional law in the contexts of law enforcement, jail administration and employment law issues.
Risk Management - Law Enforcement Risk Management assesses and manages the foreseeable risks of providing law enforcement services, analyzing how these risks can be controlled, providing competent management practices to reduce the risk exposures, and provide training resources, and manages the aftermath of potential liability incidents. Risk Management addresses a wide variety of issues; most which circulate around litigation and employee retention
Internal Affairs - The Internal Affairs Unit receives information for the investigation of citizen complaints regarding officers who are on or off-duty, investigations of complaints of officer misconduct and resolves those complaints and citizen commendations for officers. Internal Affairs is notified of and documents all firearms discharge incidents by department personnel that are not related to training, all use of force incidents, all vehicular pursuits and all collisions involving any vehicle inventoried on Tulsa County Sheriff's Office inventory.
Honor Guard - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard's primary function is that of honoring the fallen heroes of law enforcement. They often participate in the opening ceremonies for many different events, both inside and outside the agency. The Honor Guard is often called upon to represent the Sheriff's Office in a variety of arenas and even though some are for the celebration of life and death, they present the citizens with a professional, courteous and compassionate presence.
Compliance - The Compliance Unit is responsible for ensuring that the Sheriff's Office meets a set of nationwide standards that include all aspects of law enforcement, correctional health care, immigration and corrections. The Sheriff's Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Together, these three accreditations have earned the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office the Triple Crown Award. Every three years, the Sheriff's Office is evaluated for reaccreditation.
Public Information Office - The Public Information Office's responsibilities include the dissemination of unbiased and quality facts related to both positive and potentially harmful situations which can have an influence on the citizens of Tulsa County. This dissemination of information is accomplished by maintaining quality relationships with different media outlets including radio, newspaper and television. Through these relationships, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is able to participate in numerous community related events, news reports and radio/television interviews.
Operations Division and Support Services Division
Chief Deputy Richard Weigel
Operations Division - Progress through the achievement of objectives has been a characteristic throughout the years of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. This division completes a wide range of goals including; an upgraded alarm system for the courthouse, in-car computers for the units in the fleet, the creation of the recruiter position, and the procurement of a gun range and training center. They also set a new standard of screening applicants through a multi-faceted process to assess candidates for our physical fitness that is a model for other area law enforcement agencies and corporations. The Office is also a leader in technological advancements by implementing a new phone application, which allows citizens to receive alerts, information on offenders and the latest information regarding the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Camp - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office's "Sheriff's Camp" is a joint effort with the Boy Scouts of America to host a camp for at-risk young men at the John Zink Ranch in Tulsa. Our deputies assist with instruction on the basic merit requirements for becoming a Boy Scout and earn merit badges through classes. They are instructed on everything from fishing to starting a campfire, first aid, art, leatherwork, swimming, crime prevention and fingerprinting, knot-tying, space exploration and communications. By building these active and effective relationships with our youth we give them the chance to enhance their lives.
Court Operations - Court Operations encompasses responsibility for security in the courthouse, courtroom, juvenile detention, mental health courts and provide court transportation. Deputies insure the safety and maintain order of all courtrooms and are responsible for transporting and escorting individuals who were in-custody at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center to the court holding facility at the time of their court appearance. They also make arrest including those who fail to follow the Drug Court Program appropriately. This Operation also includes classifications of commitments, inmate sentencing computations and coordinates chain pulls from our facility to the Department of Corrections. Mental Health Deputies participate in mental health transports, pick-ups and serving mental health papers. Detention Officers secure the entrances of the courthouse and are known as security officers. Deputies and Security Officers are responsible for the safety and security of everyone who enters and conducts business within the courthouse and provides assistance to over 8,000 citizens a year. Juvenile Detention and Court Deputies are responsible for the safety and security of the Juvenile Bureau and the courts within.
Tulsa County Metro Drug/Violent Crime Task Force - If we are to effectively address the illegal drugs and narcotics crisis in our community, there must be a total commitment of communication, cooperation and coordination within all law enforcement agencies in order to enforce these efforts. The task force consists of not only Sheriff's Office Deputies, but officers from local police departments, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Association and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms and Explosives. In 2012, our Task Force teamed up with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to oversee extremely large and detailed cases.
Civil - The Civil Unit combined with the Protective Unit serves warrants which are a combination of civil, domestic violence, child support and criminal warrants. The Protective Order Unit is primarily responsible for serving protective orders, as well as warrants related to domestic violence. Deputies assist the Adult Protective Services with investigations of elderly abuse throughout the county. These cases are often family related and may involve criminal investigations, and occasionally victims need assistance because they are unable to care for themselves. This unit is responsible for serving civil process and the execution of writs. These judicial documents originate from various state courts, government agencies, and private attorney's throughout the United States and include; summons, subpoenas, executions, garnishments and civil warrants. There are several components of the Civil Unit: the civil desk initially receives, enters, and assigns the new civil process papers to deputies that are districted throughout Tulsa County. The civil desk also processes foreclosures from the initial filing stages through the final auction stage of foreclosed properties.
Criminal Investigations - The Criminal Investigations Unit maintains a callout list to ensure that detectives are available all hours, seven days a week. Tulsa County Sheriff's Office detectives are all general assignment investigators, meaning that they investigate any type of crime that is reported to the Sheriff's Office; with that, it is the duties of our detectives to interview and prepare prosecution reports for felony and misdemeanor criminal charges which occur inside the boundaries of Tulsa County and present them to the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office for prosecution. The Criminal Investigations Unit host the Tulsa Area Robbery Council on a quarterly basis. This council was formed to provide a venue for the many local law enforcement agencies in and around Tulsa County to meet and exchange information.
Financial Unit - The Financial Unit consists of Fiscal Management, Payroll, Benefits, Accounting, Personnel, Human Resources, Grants, Records, Accounts Payable/Travel, Quartermaster Supply, Building Maintenance and Fleet. This unit also oversees the accounting functions of the Inmate Trust Account. The Fiscal Officer is responsible for preparing the annual budget and for managing the financial requirements of the Sheriff's Office.
Grants - The Sheriff's Office has a successful grant operation. The Tulsa Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force utilize the expertise of officers from surrounding area agencies due to funding from the Oklahoma District Attorney's Council. The level of interaction between these law enforcement agencies is unparalleled as a result. The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office's grant program allows the Sheriff's Office to participate in national driving enforcement campaigns such as Drive Sober and Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket. Tulsa County was instrumental in the development and success of the Operation Safe Streets mobilization; officers from around Tulsa County united for an aggressive and sustained focus on alcohol-related driving infractions and other traffic offenses. The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services' Too Much To Lose campaign makes our office their primary contact, providing overtime funding to prevent underage drinking. Tulsa County and ABLE Commission officers use party patrol, shoulder tap, retail compliance checks and prom/graduation mobilizations to enforce underage drinking laws. Grant Funding also provides our Mounted Patrol better equipment for inclement weather through the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security Grants. The Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant will allow the Records Unit to employ MorphoTrak LiveScan digital fingerprinting system and through JAG, deputies utilize digital ticketing devices, allowing for a more complete paper trail, faster contact time and more efficient public service.
Human Resources and Recruitment - The unit processes over 800 applications a year and recently strengthened the physical and health assessment for all new full time deputies and detention officers. The unit held seven academies for deputy and detention officer new hires. Recruiting is a critical function for the development of an organization and this unit participates in various events including job fairs throughout Oklahoma. By following the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Recruitment Plan, the Recruiter provides an effective channel of communication throughout the organization pertaining to recruitment and acquiring quality personnel to serve Tulsa County citizens. The Oklahoma National Guard instituted the Oklahoma National Guard Employment Coordination Program to meet their employment needs. We were the first law enforcement agency to reach out to the northeast office of the National Guard Employment Coordination and 10 soldiers were hired for detention officer positions.
Training - The Training Unit conducts New Deputy Training and 3 Mini Academies each year. They are also responsible for specialty training classes consisting of Mobile Cop classes, Clandestine Meth Lab training, CPR/First Aid, Chaplain's Training, Officer Survival, Patrol Rifle Operator, Self Aid/Buddy Aid, Interview & Interrogations, Spanish for Law Enforcement, Basic Instructor Development, Emergency Vehicle Operator course, Workplace Stress & Wellness and Less Lethal updates for all certified Deputies. The training division also hosts Citizens' Academies, where they strive to build confidence and a foundation of trust within our community and directly with our citizens.
Gun Range - Instructors performed weapon maintenance on all handguns, shotguns and TASERs. The Training Unit conducts 2 Handgun Qualifications for all full-time and reserve deputies and select fire weapons qualifications for SWAT. The unit also holds fall rifle and shotgun qualifications along with other CALEA required training.
Records - The Records Unit is accountable for a multiplicity of functions within the Sheriff's Office. Personnel in this area provide the public with copies of police reports that have been filed through our office and maintain the Sex and Violent Offender information. All sex offenders are verified once a month to ensure that they are in compliance with the rules and regulations of their court requirements. The unit is responsible for fingerprinting the public for reasons that include but not limited to: Conceal Carry License, Teacher Licensure, Real Estate License and DHS Adoptive & Foster parents. This unit performs public background checks, including all military and state government agencies, and provides dog and cat tags to the Tulsa County citizens.
Chaplain Corps ? The Chaplain Corps consists of a coordinator and many volunteer chaplains. They all have received Basic Chaplain Academy training, plus enrichment training. The Chaplain Corps serves over 300 hours each month, consisting of call outs to aid deputies at incidents or with death notifications, working at the Tulsa State Fair, assisting with the Chaplain Academy to train new chaplains from across the state, and providing employee support.
Mounted Patrol - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol is a 35-member unit, composed of full-time deputies, reserves and civilian members. This group and their horses are highly effective in crowd and traffic management because of their mobile mass and height advantage. The horses, individually owned, are properly trained and conditioned to maneuver in crowds of people and through heavily traveled areas. Their horses are sent through Crowd Control Desensitization training annually to prepare for participation in ceremonial events, parades and community affairs.
Reserves - The Reserve Deputy program is utilized to supplement the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office law enforcement manpower. Currently, this unit consists of 128 reserve deputies who are volunteers and like full-time deputies, are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel. Reserves are mostly assigned to the same duties as full-time deputies and provide an invaluable service to our community.
Chief Deputy Michelle Robinette
The David l. Moss Criminal Justice center is operated as a Direct Supervision Facility by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. The Facility is committed to our motto of "Total Commitment Serving Others" and strives for excellence serving the Tulsa County Community. A new tradition is hosting the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Annual Stars and Stripes Softball Game between the inmates of David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center and Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputies. We are continually working to upgrade the facility. detention has obtained additional cameras and completed the change to digital storage allowing for more video storage for a longer period of time. We have also acquired new laundry equipment under the go green initiative, enabling the facility to reap benefits from the reduction in water and detergent use.
Booking - More than likely when a person is arrested in Tulsa or the surrounding area they will eventually make it to our detention facility. Upon arrival, the formal booking process begins with on-duty booking officers. The officers review the arresting officers Arrest and Booking report. Once completed, the intake officer notifies the floor officer to accept the prisoner. The booking and floor officers are the first line of defense in preventing contraband from entering the jail. Booking personnel regularly intercept narcotics, knives, lighters and cell phones. Encounters with violent offenders are constant as they enter the jail; communication is the key to de-escalating the situation and redirecting the individual toward appropriate behavior. Intake receives newly arrested prisoners 24 hours per day. During the process, inmates are informed of their charges and they are afforded the opportunity to use the phone system to make a free call to facilitate bond or just to inform a loved one. If the prisoner is unable to post bond, they are processed into the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center for the duration of their stay.
Housing - When most people hear the word "jail", they imagine a jail cell, complete with iron bars, a narrow bunk hung from the wall and little or no privacy. The David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center is not your traditional detention facility. It was designed with an emphasis on a direct supervision management model. The Housing Unit consists of approximately two-thirds of the 520,000 square feet of the facility. Inside this area are 20 housing pods including 3 minimum security, 15 medium security and 2 maximum security pods. It is designed to house a maximum capacity of 1,714 inmates. Three pods are also designed as segregation pods in order to house inmates with special considerations for confinement. The Housing Unit oversees the vast majority of duties dealing with pre-trial and post-trial inmates. In order to arrive in Housing, the inmate must be processed through Booking, Medical Screening, Classification and Dress-in. This process prepares the individual for their stay at our Detention Facility, providing them with physical support, information about their particular case and all possible information regarding what happens next, or how long they will remain incarcerated.
ICE - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office continues to strengthen its partnership with the United States Department of Homeland Security through participation in the 287(g) Immigration Enforcement Program and Title 19 Deputies. The 287(g) program is the section of federal law within the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) that authorizes state and local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration laws in conjunction with Immigration and Customs officials. Those assigned to the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center 287(g) program are responsible for interviewing all individuals who are incarcerated for criminal charges committed in Tulsa County. Deputies cross-designated with Title 19 authority are responsible, through their partnership with HSI, for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States.
Inmate Programs - The Programs and Education Unit offers various services and classes to inmates in an attempt to provide them with life skills, increase self-esteem and decrease recidivism. The classes consist of Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Women in Transition, Parenting, Anger Resolution, Institute of Self Worth, Life In Focus, Domestic Violence Intervention and Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, Changing Criminal Thinking, Advanced Changing Criminal Thinking, Financial Peace and Celebrate Recovery to our class list. All of these classes are currently taught by volunteers who give of their time and knowledge to help the inmates make better choices. The unit also provides library services for the inmates in which donated books are checked out through the inmate request manager. The program Storytime, has proven to be the most popular and most rewarding. It allows inmates to record themselves on tape, reading a children's book. The book and tape are then mailed out to the inmate's child or children. This allows the children to have contact with their parent and to see them in a positive light doing something good although they are incarcerated.
Jail Investigations - The Sheriff's Office Management System (SOMS) program was fully implemented as the only reporting source effective July 1st, 2012. The Jail Investigations Unit is responsible for reviewing, tracking and investigating, if needed, all reports submitted into the system.
Medical - The David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center contracts with a healthcare service company to provide medical, dental and psychiatric care to inmates. These doctors and nurses manage this and work with Tulsa County Sheriff's Office staff to meet the medical care needs of the facility. Along with emergency health care needs, many inmates enter the facility with chronic health problems and the Medical Unit treats those conditions as well.
Training - In conjunction with training new detention officers and deputies, the Detention Training Unit ensures all detention employees remain in compliance with the American Correctional Association standards by receiving 40 hours of annual in-service training. This is accomplished through an innovative training program offered on the Sheriff's Office Management System (SOMS). There is a remedial training program for employees who need further understanding of certain concepts. In addition to offering continuing education to line officers, the staff also develops training materials for supervisors which assists in the continual growth of their leadership. Outside agencies capitalize on the staff's knowledge and expertise by sending people to attend classes throughout the year. This unit also provides jail tours to citizens of Tulsa County so they are able to understand how effectively the jail is operated; thus offering a sense of security to the public.
U.S. Marshal Liaison - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office U.S. Marshal's Liaison Unit is responsible for assisting the Northern District of Oklahoma's United States Marshal's Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Marshal's Unit transports Federal inmates to Federal Court, processes and manages all Federal inmate paperwork, assists the Marshals with security during Federal Court and handles Federal inmate requests. The Marshal's Unit also assists with special assignments or any other request from the U.S. Marshal's Service.
Video Arraignment - Entering the criminal justice system is a process which should ensure a person's constitutional rights will be protected. One part of those rights, after being accused of a crime, is the right to an appearance before a judge. The Video Arraignment courtroom allows a judge to hold court with each of the inmates, ensuring the safety of court and detention staff, while reducing the cost for transportation to the Tulsa County Courthouse. A video court proceeding for ICE detainees has been introduced into the facility via television in our classroom and has eliminated the need of daily transports to Oklahoma City. Also, juvenile court hearings via video visitation have also cut down cut down on manpower transportation hours and internal movement of some high risk inmates.
Warehouse & Back Dock - The Warehouse Unit issues all detention officer uniforms, inmate clothing, office and printing materials, and cleaning supplies for the facility. This unit receives over 1,700 supply request from the various units of the Detention Division and receives over 450 deliveries a year. The Back Dock personnel are responsible for the interior cleaning, floor waxing and painting of all non-secure areas within the facility. They also serve as groundskeepers and landscapers for the ten acres surrounding the facility. The back dock personnel supervise up to 15 inmate workers at one time, while carrying out these duties.