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To Protect and Serve
The mission of the Bartlesville Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the United States Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide a safe environment for all of our citizens.
The Police Department is currently located at 601 S. Johnstone Ave. The current facility was constructed in 1944 and has gone through many additions and renovations. In 1986 a second story and additional space was added on to the facility.
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Just months after the additions were made, the building was hit by the devastating “Flood of ’86,” that divided the city and caused millions of dollars in damage across the sate.
The police station received several feet of water, resulting in extensive damage. The damage contributed to structural issues that plague the facility today, including a leaking roof and heating and cooling problems.
Thanks to a bond issue approved by voters in 2012, plans are underway to move the police station to a new location on the southwest corner of Adams Boulevard and Johnstone Avenue. The new structure will house both police and fire personnel.
The new Police Department portion will house administrative offices, record storage, interview rooms and a drug lab. There will be no holding cells at the new facility. All prisoners will continue to be taken to the Washington County Detention Center, owned and operated by Washington County.
The project is expected to be completed this month.
Welcome from the Chief of Police
Welcome to Bartlesville Police online, the official web site of the Bartlesville, Oklahoma Police Department.
We are committed to providing the best possible services to the citizens of our community. The men and women of the Bartlesville Police Department are not only involved in law enforcement efforts, they also serve as volunteers for several community agencies and organizations. Their personal involvement provides a direct communication link to members of the community.
We hope that the information you find on our web site is of value. It is one more avenue we have to serve our community. Thank you for joining us in that effort.
We hope that if you live in Bartlesville you will take advantage of the many opportunities to become involved in our community. Whether it be through neighborhood associations, Neighborhood Watch, Crime Stoppers, or other avenues, get involved in the many opportunities available so together we can make our city a safe and great place to live and work. If you would like to become more involved and learn more about the police department, you may apply to our Citizens Police Academy, the Police Reserves, the Police Explorers, or apply to become a member of our department. We are always looking for men and women who desire to take on a challenging and rewarding career that offers the opportunity to make a difference in society and touch people’s lives. The physical, mental, and emotional demands of the job dictate that we hire men and women of the highest moral standards and integrity.
If you do not live in Bartlesville, you are extended an invitation to visit our great city. We believe you will find Bartlesville offers many opportunities and great entertainment. Most of all, you will find the commitment and hospitality of our citizens is second to none.
Thomas R. Holland