Tulsa city leaders working on community policing

Posted at 6:09 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-08 15:53:17-04

TULSA -- Tulsa city officials are finding ways to enhance community policing.

Mayor Bynum and TPD officials sat down Friday to talk about what the city plans to do in order to build a better relationship with the community.

It all started when the mayor took office back in December and created the Tulsa Commission on Community Policing. That team was tasked with providing recommendations to city leaders about ways the police department can better serve the residents of Tulsa.

Among those 77 recommendations, body cameras are a big ticket item. The recommendations also include different types of officer trainings, mental health initiatives and the implementation of community resource officers.

TPD also expects to hire more officers within the next year and hopes to add diversity to the force through specific recruiting strategies.

About a third of the recommendations are already in motion, and city leaders expect to have all 77 implemented by the end of the year.


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