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Tulsa Police Chief selection is down to four candidates

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 17:20:23-05

TULSA, Okla. — We now have a closer look at who could run Tulsa's Police Department.

Mayor G.T. Bynum announced the final four candidates today, and how people around the community can give their input.

Each candidate brings years of experience to the table.

There is Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks who works in operations, and he's been with the Tulsa Police Department for more than twenty years.

Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish worked for Tulsa Police since 1996, and he currently runs the department's administrative bureau.

Major Wendell Franklin has also worked with TPD for more than 20 years, and he manages the headquarters division.

Lastly, Deputy Chief Dennis Larsen oversees the investigations bureau.

Mayor G.T. Bynum says narrowing the list of candidates down from seven to four was no easy task.

"All seven of them were very strong. I knew that going in, but it was certainly reiterated over the course of the discussion," Bynum said. "There were four that I thought should go to another round."

The mayor is also responding to concerns from the community who want an input in the selection process.

He then announced a public forum with all four candidates.

"A clear interest in Tulsans having access to the finalists for this," Bynum said. "Wanting to be able to walk up and ask them questions and I thought that was a great idea."

He hopes increased communication will help build trust between citizens and police.

"This will be a reflection of the kind of department that this next chief is going to lead. One that is very accessible to people and eager to be engaged," Bynum said.

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