Police Chief Tom Holland announces retirement

May 4, 2018

Veteran law enforcement officer, chief to retire July 6

Police Chief Tom HollandAfter a nearly 50-year career in law enforcement, Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland announced Friday he will retire effective July 6.

Holland has served as chief of the Bartlesville Police Department since returning to law enforcement in 2007 following a 10-year career as the manager of Corporate Security Worldwide for Phillips Petroleum Co. This is his second stint as BPD chief, serving from 1990 to 1993, prior to accepting the position with Phillips Petroleum. He has also served in the law enforcement community as a police officer, detective and FBI special agent.

Holland and his family are members of the Highland Park Baptist Church, where has served as Chairman of Deacons and as an adult Sunday School teacher. He currently serves as one of the preaching Elders. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Voice of the Martyrs and serves on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army.

Holland and his wife Dianne have two grown sons and four granddaughters.

“It has been a profound honor to serve the men and women of the Bartlesville Police Department as Police Chief — not once but twice in my law enforcement career,” Holland said. “The citizens of our community are so very special and I will miss the opportunity to interact with them as their chief. I wish everyone God’s best.”