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BPD announces promotions

Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles announced this week that three members of the Bartlesville Police Department have received promotions.

Effective Nov. 3, officers Denver Millard and Tyler Lee were promoted to the rank of investigator, and Daniel Mains was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Mains is currently assigned to the “Charlie (evening) Shift.”

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to make a positive long term effect on the Bartlesville Police Department through the promotional process,” said Roles. “The recent promotions of Sgt. Mains and Investigators Millard and Lee will do just that. These men have proven themselves very capable and deserving of their recent promotions. The Bartlesville Police Department and the City of Bartlesville are better served with these promotions. I expect great things from each of these three along their new journey.”

Investigators Denver Millard, left, and Tyler Lee, center, and Sgt. Daniel Mains received promotions recently.
Photo courtesy of Beth Gray

State grant funds OT for speed patrol

Bartlesville Police Department officers are working overtime to stop speeders — and hopefully reduce the risk of accidents, Police Chief Tracy Roles said this week. Working with a grant from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office that provides overtime pay for special speed enforcement, BPD is hoping to make the streets safer for everyone.

“This is not tied to revenue — it’s a public safety issue,” Roles said.

He said the State determines the success of the special enforcement effort by changes in the community’s accident rate. He said the target of the grant is high visibility areas, but residential streets are included as well.

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Around Town

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Features

Project Narcan: BPD officers equipped with life-saving rescue drug

Unintentional opioid drug poisoning has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., with thousands of Americans dying from overdose each year. Combined with methamphetamine, the drugs were to blame for 899 deaths in Oklahoma in 2016 alone, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. Thirteen of those deaths were in Washington County.

In an effort to help stop the death toll from climbing, all Bartlesville Police Department officers were recently issued naloxone kits — a life-saving rescue drug that voids the effects of opioid-based drugs in the body.

Project Narcan: BPD officers equipped with life-saving rescue drug

Bartlesville Fire Department marks 112 years of service

According to records from the Bartlesville Area History Museum, the Bartlesville volunteer fire department, organized by the Bartlesville Commercial Club, made its first fire run on Jan. 31, 1905, to the Piazza Hotel, located at Third Street and Keeler Avenue.

Despite its 12 volunteer members, including “experienced” firemen Chief F.N. Buck and Capt. Eli Spayd, things didn’t go well as hoped on that first run, records show.

Fire Department launches Honor Guard, marks 112 years of service

Long-time councilor retires seat, vows to keep working for Bartlesville

Ted Lockin may be giving up his seat on the Bartlesville City Council when his term ends next month, but the long-time councilor and former mayor says he won’t stop working for Bartlesville.

Long-time councilor retires seat, vows to keep working for Bartlesville

‘On the Job’ with Kim Inman

At first glance, White Rose Cemetery looks like any other cemetery: a mausoleum, rows of graves, flowers, flags and headstones marking the lives of those buried here. But talk to Cemetery Relations Coordinator Kim Inman for just a minute and you’ll see there is more to the City of Bartlesville-owned cemetery than meets the eye. Everything here, from the flowers on the graves to the symbols on the stones, helps tell the stories of the past — a past that Inman is dedicated to preserving.

Story available at On the Job with Kim Inman

‘On the Job’ with Mike Wickham: Success story

Mike Wickham’s career with the City of Bartlesville is often referred to as a “success story.” From his early days as an abatement officer — the person responsible for mowing too-tall grass and weeds, picking up junk, trash and rubbish and hauling it off — to his current role as senior Neighborhood Services officer, Wickham has worked about every aspect of “codes enforcement.”

Story available at On the Job with Mike Wickham

‘On the Job’ with SRO Korie Plummer: Relationships matter

School Resource Officer Korie Plummer seems born to do the job she has chosen. With just the right mix of “mom” and “cop,” she is as at home in her role as informal counselor and mentor to students as she is peace keeper at the Bartlesville High School campus.

Story available at ‘On the Job’ with Korie Plummer

Studies & Reports

2017 Waste Water Facilities and Water Re-Use Report

This report contains information about the City’s Waste Water facilities and Water Re-Use Plan.

2009 Park and Recreation Master Development Plan

This citizen-driven development plan looks at long-range goals for the City of Bartlesville’s parks and recreation system.

General Obligation Bond Report 2017

This report contains information about the City’s bonding capacity, it’s G.O. bond history and general information.

Capital Needs Report

This report summarizes the City’s capital needs, current and into the foreseeable future.

Water Quality Report 2017

This annual report gives the most recent status of the City’s potable water system.

2016 Bartlesville Fire Department Report

This annual report contains the most recent information on incidents responded to by the Bartlesville Fire Department.