On May 10th, Sheriff Regalado will swear in 13 Tulsa Tech Criminal Justice students as Detention Officers, who will then go to work in the Tulsa County Jail. Between now and October, six additional students will be sworn in as they reach the age of 18.
The partnership between TCSO and Tulsa Tech’s Criminal Justice Program creates immediate job opportunities for students, while helping the Tulsa County Sheriff Office to ease the manpower crisis at the jail.
Every month TCSO holds Detention Academies at the jail, but this does not provide enough employees to meet the manpower numbers needed. Currently, the Tulsa County Jail needs an additional 100 Detention Officers.
Working in the jail gives graduates valuable experience and training they will be able use throughout their law enforcement careers.
This is the second year for the partnership. Last year, 15 Tulsa Tech students were sworn-in as Detention Officers.