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Skiatook Police Administration


Chief of Police
James Dean


With over 25 years of experience, Skiatook's Chief of Police is James Dean. Chief Dean started his career with the Hominy Police Department and then went to Pawhuska P.D. before joining the Skiatook Police Department in 1997. Chief Dean received recognition from Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) for three years in a row for his efforts in combating drunk driving.
   
 
 Captain Billy Wakefield

Captain Billy Wakefield started his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office where he was assigned as a detention officer, court guard and field deputy. Captain Wakefield started with the Skiatook Police Department in 1996 and was assigned to the patrol division for over 17 years. Captain Wakefield has twice received the Skiatook Police Department Life Saving Award and has been awarded the Medal of Valor by the Oklahoma Sheriff's and Peace Officers Association. Captain Wakefield is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
 

Skiatook Patrol Division

The function of patrol division is the deployment of forces consistent with the needs of the City in order to maintain the protection of life and property, public order, enforce all applicable laws, provide preventive patrol, respond to calls for service, conduct investigations of crimes and incidents to include the arrest of offenders and recover property. The patrol division is administered by Sergeants who are directly responsible to the Captain.


Sergeant Chris Tinsley

Sergeant Chris Tinsley started his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. From there he went to the Oklahoma Military Department Police and while serving there joined the Collinsville Police Department. Sgt. Tinsley came to work for Skiatook in 2003
   
 
 Sergeant Steve Haley

Sergeant Steve Haley joined the Skiatook Police Department in 1996 and is currently assigned to the 2200-0600 Shift.  Sgt. Haley has served as a patrol officer, K-9 officer and School Resource Officer.  Sgt. Haley is an “Advanced” certified Law Enforcement Officer, a D.A.R.E. Instructor and has an Associate Degree in Police Science from Rogers State University.  In 1998, Sgt. Haley was awarded the Department’s Life Saving Award and in 2000, 2001 and 2002 was recognized as one of the top police officers in the State of Oklahoma for DUI enforcement. Before coming to Skiatook, Sgt. Haley served in the United States Navy.
   

Sergeant Shane Thompson

Sgt. Shane Thompson began his law enforcement career in 1997, with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.  He has worked for the Collinsville Police Department where he was a K-9 Officer  as well as the Oklahoma Military Department Police where he served as a Sergeant.  Sgt. Thompson joined the Skiatook Police Department in 2004.  Before being assigned as an Investigator, he has served as a Patrol Officer and K-9 Officer.  Sgt. Thompson is a certified C.L.E.E.T. Instructor and a graduate of Oklahoma’s Criminal Investigation Academy, and has received training through the F.B.I on Internet investigations and well as numerous other training. Sgt. Thompson Completed F.B.I. Crisis Negotiations Course in 2015. Sgt. Thompson has also  obtained an advanced Law Enforcement Certification Through C.L.E.E.T. Sgt. Thompson was promoted to Sergeant in 2017 and is currently assigned as the Evening Shift Supervisor

 

   
 

 
Officer Tracy Moore

Officer Tracy Moore joined the Army National Guard in 1993 where he served with the Oklahoma National Guard for approximately 15 years and achieved the rank of Corporal he was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004. Officer Moore began his Law Enforcement career with the Oklahoma Military Department in August of 2002 and graduated from CLEET Basic Police Academy in 2003 He served as a sergeant with OMDPD.   Officer Moore Joined the Skiatook Police Department in 2005. He currently holds a CLEET advanced certification. During Officer Moore’s service he has attended advanced law enforcement readiness training and completed advanced training in Reid investigations and is certified Standard field sobriety testing, as well as drug evaluation and identification. Officer Moore was awarded the 2015 Oklahoma Buckle Down Awards are given to state law enforcement who go above and beyond in the areas of Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety. In 2016 Officer Moore was awarded the Life Saving Award for helping to save a Man with CPR.
   
 

 Officer Brandon Foshee

Officer Foshee joined the Skiatook Police Department in August of 2009 and completed the CLEET Basic Academy in December of 2009. Since 2011 Officer Foshee has been  the project director for the 2 much 2 lose (2m2L) Grant which targets the possession, consumption and sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. He was awarded the 2012 Officer of the year award from the Skiatook Police Department. Officer Foshee has received numerous hours of training including Active Shooter Training, Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement(ARIDE), Basic Criminal Investigations and REID Training through the Office of Homeland Security. In 2016 Officer Foshee was awarded the Life Saving Award for helping to save a Man with CPR
   
 

 
Officer Hank Guilfoyle

Officer Hank Guilfoyle Began his Law Enforcement Career in January 2002 as a Military Police Officer with the United States Marine Corps He was stationed Japan and was assigned to the MCAS Special Reaction Team. Officer Guilfoyle Served as a Member of the Marine Corps unitl 2006. Officer Guilfoyle was recallled back to the US Marine Corps for another year where he served in Al Anbar province of Iraq. There he was assinged to Convoy security and worked closely with the Explosive Ordinance Team. Officer Guilfoyle Joined the Skiatook Police Department in December of 2010 and Graduated from the CLEET Basic Academy in March of 2011. In 2016 Officer Guilfoyle was awarded the Life Saving Award for helping to save a Man who's vehicle was turned over in a water filled ditch. He held the mans head out of the water until medics could extract him from the wrecked Vehicle. 
   
 
 
 
Officer Chris Edwards

Officer Edwards Began his Law Enforcement Career with the Skiatook Police Department in 2012. He graduated from the Oklahoma Police Officers Academy (CLEET) in August of 2012. And is Trained in Man Tracking through the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

   
   
 

Officer Mark Dressler

Officer Dressler graduated from Northeastern State University  in May of 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Paralegal Studies, he also completed the Collegiate Officer Program while attending NSU. Officer Dressler began his law enforcement career with the Northeastern State University Police Department in Tahlequah in January of 2013, At which time he became CLEET certified. Officer Dressler joined the Skiatook Police Department in June of 2014. In 2016 Officer Dressler was awarded a commendation for quickly identifing a suspect in a homicide and starting a pursuit with the suspect. that ended west of Hominy. 


   
   Officer Ryan Underwood

Officer Underwood began his Law Enforcement Career in 2013 as a Correctional Officer at the Dick Connor Correctional Center in Hominy, Oklahoma. He joined the Skiatook Police Department in 2014 and Graduated from the CLEET Academy in February of 2015. Officer Underwood is Originally from Tulsa but grew up in Skiatook and has spent most of his life here. In 2016 Officer Underwood was awarded a commendation for a high risk arrest with a man with a gun. 
   
  Officer Tyler Wilson

Officer Tyler Wilson started his Law Enforcement career in Hominy, Oklahoma as a Communications Officer. After a short time of dispatching, Officer Wilson went to work for the Osage County Sheriff's Office in the Jail Division. Officer Wilson eventually went back to the Hominy Police Department and took the position of a Police Officer. While employed with the Hominy Police Department, he atteneded the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Academy in October of 2013 and completed the academy in January of 2014. Officer Wilson joined the Skiatook Police Department in March of 2014.
   
   Officer Cory Smith

Officer Cory Smith Began his Law Enforcement Career  with Skiatook Police Department on April 13th, 2015 He immediately started at the State Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Basic Police Academy and graduated on July 31st, 2015 after 16 weeks of training. Officer Smith is originally from Mannford, Oklahoma 


   Officer Tony Harper

In 2016 Officer Harper was awarded the Life Saving Award for helping to save a Man who's vehicle was turned over in a water filled ditch. He held the mans head out of the water until medics could extract him from the wrecked Vehicle.
   Officer Johnny Okerson
 

Skiatook K-9 Unit

Currently the Skiatook Police Department does not have a K-9 officer.

 

Skiatook Criminal Investigations

he Detective Division is responsible for the investigations of felony and serious offenses reported to the Police Department. The Detective Division is committed to excellence and professionalism during criminal investigations through innovation and efficient use of available resources. Click Here to submit a Crime Tip.


Sergeant Jerry Bullard

Detective Sergeant Jerry Bullard began his law enforcement career in 2005 as a Reserve Officer for Skiatook. He became a full time officer in 2007, graduating from C.L.E.E.T. with the top academic honors of his class. He served as a Patrol Officer before being assigned to the Detective Division in 2009. Sgt. Bullard is a graduate of Oklahoma's Criminal Investigation Academy. Sergeant Bullard is currently assigned as the Detective Division Supervisor


   Detective Wes Henderson 

             Det. Henderson Joined the Skiatook Police Department in March of 2011. Henderson received the TOP GUN award during his time at the CLEET basic Law Enforcement Academy and continued excelling in firearms by being the first officer to be awarded the Skiatook Police Department's annual TOP GUN Award by having the highest firearm qualification scores two years in a row for 2011 and 2012. Det. Henderson is a Certified CLEET Law Enforcement Instructor and has been trained in High Risk and Priority Asset Protection through the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and United States Secret Service. Prior to Joining the Skiatook Police Department Henderson was a sponsored Competitive shooter competing in competitive  events including  I.D.P.A. Det. Henderson completed Completed and Graduated form the CLEET Firearms Instructor Course in 2014.  Det. Henderson Graduated from the CLEET Criminal Investigations Academy in 2015. . Det. Henderson was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division October 19, 2015. In 2016 Detective Wes Henderson was awarded the Medal of Valor for stopping an armed suicidal  Homicide Suspect after a long vehicle pursuit. Det. Henderson put himself in harms way to stop the armed suspect. He was also awarded the Life Saving Award for pulling a man from a burning structure to safety while ammunition was burning and discharging from the structure. 

 

School Resource Division

The School Resource Officer (SRO) program represents the essence of Community Policing. The program requires that an officer become familiar with the students, the faculty, and the staff of each school. The SRO becomes an integral part of the school culture, and is invaluable in problem solving in the community. The Skiatook Police Department also benefits from the arrangement as the officer assigned to the school becomes a resource for patrol officers and investigators for information on juvenile issues and criminal intelligence.


  Officer Johnny Adams


Officers Adams has over 20  years of Law Enforcement experience Beginning in 1992 with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office where he served four years in patrol and his remaining  years as an Academy staff member at the regional training academy. In 1995 Officer Adams received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Nicholls State University. In 1998 he graduated from the Louisiana State Police Academy where he was stationed at Troop C as a State Trooper. In 2005 Officer Adams became an Accident Reconstructionist  as well as numerous other certifications and training in the field of accident investigation. In 2007 Officer Adams was promoted to Administrative Trooper where he focused  on the investigation of Fatality accidents and Hit and Run Crashes. In 2009 Officer Adams joined the Osage County Sheriff's Office. And then Joined the Skiatook Police Department in February of 2012. Officer Adams was recently certified as a school resource officer and Dare Instructor. In 2016 Officer Adams was given the Chief Appreciation Award for his dedication to the DARE program.