Sheriff Vic Regalado
Summary: The Sheriff is responsible for maintaining law and order within the borders of Tulsa County. He commands a full service agency that includes detention, court services and operations divisions. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office employees well over 500 people.
Law Enforcement History:
April, 2016 to Present — Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office
1994 to 2016 — Tulsa Police Department
Sheriff Vic Regalado started his Law Enforcement career with the Tulsa Police Department in 1994 as a Patrol Officer working in what was then called the Northside Division. Regalado continued his 23-year career with the Tulsa Police Department working a variety of assignments to include the Organized Gang Unit, Fugitive Warrants Unit and ten years as an investigator with the Homicide Unit where he was lead Detective in several high profile cases including the “Good Friday murders”. Regalado was also a nine year member of the Tulsa Police Department’s S.W.A.T. team.
Sheriff Regalado was also a Field Training Officer, Academy instructor and CLEET certified instructor. Regalado has provided instruction in Officer Involved Shooting investigations, Interviews and Interrogations, Street Gangs and Subcultures, and has served on Officer Involved Shooting review boards. Regalado is also a graduate of the Force Science institute certification course.
Sheriff Regalado has been the recipient of numerous letters of Commendation, the Tulsa Police Departments Life Saving award and Medal of Valor. Sheriff Regalado was also the recipient of the 2010 Insurance Professionals of Tulsa Officer of the year award.
Sheriff Regalado retired from the Tulsa Police Department as a Sergeant and Supervisor of the Tulsa Police Department’s Organized Gang Unit.
Sheriff Regalado is a board member of the Resonance group and CASA (Court appointed Special Advocates) as well as a member of the advisory board of the Oklahoma Emergency Responders Assistance Program.
Sheriff Regalado was elected as the Sheriff of Tulsa County in 2016.
Undersheriff George W. Brown
Summary: The Undersheriff commands daily operations, and oversees the Internal Affairs unit and special events.
Law Enforcement History:
May, 2016 to Present — Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office
1997 to 2016 — Oklahoma Highway Patrol
George Brown joined the United States Army in 1990, and served as a combat forward observer in Europe from 1991 to 1993, with combat deployment to Iraq in 1991. After completing a full enlistment, he received an honorable discharge and continued service in the Army Reserve, until joining the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. During his military career Brown completed U.S. Army Airborne School, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, French Armed Forces Commando Badge and two Army Achievement medals.
Brown completed the 49th Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy in 1997 and received his first assignment in Troop K, rural Pawnee County. He then transferred to Troop B Tulsa Metro where he worked as a road trooper, until accepting a position as criminal investigator for the Creek and Muskogee Turnpikes in 2002. In 2007, Brown earned a promotion to lieutenant, and was assigned as supervisor of the Will Rogers Turnpike. He later transferred to the Public Information Office, where he worked as a state level public information officer, until earning a promotion to captain, where he assumed duties as commander of Public Affairs for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and Oklahoma Highway Patrol. He then took over a field command in the area of his first OHP assignment, and became Troop Commander of OHP’s Troop K, which serves Kay, Noble, Osage, Pawnee and Payne Counties, before retiring from the Patrol.
Undersheriff Brown has completed nearly 3,000 hours of CLEET training during his law enforcement career, and holds an advanced CLEET certification. He is the 2015 recipient of the Michael J. Garner Safety Advocate award, 2011 Sertoma Trooper of the Year for Humanitarianism, and was awarded the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Commissioner’s Award for Drug and Alcohol Enforcement in 2001. Throughout his law enforcement tenure, Brown has represented the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and Oklahoma Highway Patrol as spokesperson and incident commander for numerous natural disasters and large scale law enforcement operations.