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Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan announces retirement

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 16:59:08-05

TULSA — After nine years leading the Tulsa Police Department, Chief Chuck Jordan is retiring.

"I don't think anybody in the room has missed the theme here. And that's trust," Chief Jordan says.

Jordan was named chief in 2010.

It was a turbulent time for the department, which was dealing with the fallout of a scandal.

Six officers indicted as part of a federal corruption investigation.

"I will aggressively and thoroughly seek out corruption within your police dept. We will not tolerate it at any level."

To make matters worse, a city budget slump prompted TPD to layoff more than a hundred officers.

In 2016 another challenge for Chief Jordan and Tulsa Police.

Officer Betty Shelby found not guilty in the shooting death of Terrence Crutcher an unarmed black man.

Chief Jordan again pledging to rebuild trust.

Chief Jordan say, "I know we've had failings, we understand that and we're committed absolutely to make it a better relationship.. Trust and cooperation... Community."

Chief Jordan was also instrumental in getting Tulsa police involved with the TV show "Live P.D."

The department cut ties with the A&E program in 2017, saying it wasn't in their best interest.

This year, they renewed their contract.

TPD said it would give them an opportunity to be transparent with the community.

Furthering that effort last year, TPD gave body cameras to all of its field officers.

More than 450 body cameras are now used in the field.

Jordan says the cameras help strengthen the department and community.

The Tulsa Police Department increased its focus on community policing under Chief Jordan.

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