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Tulsa police not considering any major policy changes in light of recent violence against officers

Posted at 10:54 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 23:54:10-04

TULSA-- In light of recent deadly attacks on police officers in 2 major cities, Tulsa Police are not considering any major policy changes.

TPD spokesperson Officer Leland Ashley says the department won't rule out any policy that could make police officers safer while on the job. But a  shift like the one being implemented in Forth Worth, Texas- where all officers must ride with a partner on every call- probably isn't feasible here. Ashley says they just don't have enough officers right now.

"Some calls you want two officers but if there is a a burglary report, no suspect there you're using 2 people for one-- I just need to take a report so now I've got additional manpower just standing here waiting until I finish the report so that wouldn't be a great use of our resources that way as opposed to sending one officer. I mean there's always a possibility never say never say never in any situation," Officer Ashley said.