When law enforcement officers within Tulsa County arrest a person on misdemeanor and felony charges, they are booked in the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center. Each arrestee enters the facility through the Booking area. Intake officers in the Booking area receive and review the arrest report submitted by the arresting officer. Upon verification of all required nformation, the Intake officer enters the information into the computer records program and the prisoner is then brought into the sally port reception area to be searched.
All new inmates are thoroughly searched to prevent the entry of dangerous weapons, illegal drugs and other types of contraband into DLMCJC. This ensures the safety of both inmates and officers working in the facility. Prisoners are also evaluated during the search process to determine their physical condition. Prisoners with obvious or possibly serious injuries or conditons are screened by Booking personnel or the Booking nurse. When necessary the prisoner is rejected until they have received appropriate medical treatment and been cleared for jail.
After a new inmate is admitted to the Booking area they are informed of the charges against them and further processed. Their picture and fingerprints are recorded and an ID card is created. After processing the inmate is allowed to make phone calls to arrange for bond payment or to notify friends and family. Further interviews are conducted to assess each individual and arrange for appropriate housing within the jail.
While in the Booking area, inmates are inmates are continually monitored. Officers use verbal skills to de-escalate inmates who are uncooperative. Whenever an inmate becomes violent or disruptive, they are detained and monitored in holding cells until they calm down.
Inmates who are unable to post bond are dressed in jail issued uniforms and sent to housing units for custody and care during their stay in the DLMCJC.
For more information, click the link below for a brief video on the booking process at The David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center.
Tulsa County Jail Quick Links
- DLM Visitor’s Request Form – Anyone wanting to visit an inmate must complete and submit this form.
- Tulsa County Inmate Information Center – Resources for navigating the county jail and court system.
- Search by Name – Search online inmate database by name.
- Booking ID List – View list of all inmates by Booking ID.
- Inmate Handbook (English)
- Inmate Handbook (Spanish) – Manual para Internos