Police operations deterred crime

Attorney General Mike Hunter commended the Tulsa Police Department and other state and federal law enforcement agencies after a successful operation aimed at reducing violent crime.

The four-day operation arrested dozens of violent criminals, seized weapons, drugs and served a multitude of warrants.

The Tulsa Police Department is a recipient of the Safe Oklahoma Grant Program, which is awarded by the Attorney General’s Office. The program is designed to help law enforcement personnel and police departments target violent crime areas.

“I applaud the efforts by the multiple law enforcement agencies that underwent a four day, city-wide sweep to target violent criminals and drug dealers,” Hunter said. “The cooperation of over 50 officers and agents working together to arrest dozens of people, confiscate nearly 30 guns and remove pounds of illegal drugs that dealers were looking to sell to men, women and children, is nothing short of remarkable.”

The operation included officers and agents from the Tulsa Police Department, District Attorney’s Office, the FBI and the ATF. Agents served warrants, arrested or seized the following:

  • 41 felony warrants served
  • 127 misdemeanor warrants served
  • 126 individuals were arrested on felony charges
  • 45 individuals were arrested on misdemeanor charges
  • 16 search warrants served
  • 4.8 pounds of methamphetamine seized
  • 3.92 pounds of marijuana seized
  • 29 guns seized
  • 92 additional arrests made

The Safe Oklahoma Grant Program was created in 2012 by the Oklahoma Legislature through HB 3052. The legislation directs funds at the end of each fiscal year to the Attorney General’s Office to distribute. The grants are made on an annual basis.