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
OSBI Commissioner, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, May 2018 – Present
In 1994, Sheriff Vic Regalado began his law enforcement career with the Tulsa Police Department as a Patrol Officer assigned to what was then called the Northside Division. He continued his twenty-three-year career with the Tulsa Police Department working a variety of assignments to include Detective with the Homicide Unit, where he was a lead investigator in several high-profile murder investigations such as the “Good Friday murders” the “murder for hire of businessman Neal Sweeney” and the “Hicks park murders.”
Regalado also served in the Northeastern Violent Crimes Task Force and as a Supervisor in the Organized Gang Unit. Sheriff Regalado also served as an Operator with the Tulsa Police Department’s S.W.A.T. team for approximately ten years.
During his tenure with the Tulsa Police Department, Sheriff Regalado was awarded the Departments Medal of Valor, award as well as Lifesaving 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 was elected to office in April of 2016. Sheriff Regalado immediately went to work in establishing his direction for the Sheriff’s office, that included balancing the budget utilizing a fiscally conservative approach. He engaged and facilitated partnerships with the citizens of Tulsa through open and transparent communication and improved the moral and efficiency of the office by working alongside the great employees of the Tulsa County Sheriffs office.
Sheriff Regalado is responsible for maintaining Law and Order within the borders of Tulsa County and commands a full-service Law Enforcement agency of over 600 personnel that includes Detention, Court services and Operational Divisions.
The David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center is a 2,000-bed facility complete with Medical and Mental health services. The Detention center received a 100% compliance rating in mandatory and non-mandatory standards from the American corrections association in 2020.
Sheriff Regalado was appointed by Governor K. Stitt to the board of Commissioners for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) where he currently serves as Chairman.
Sheriff Regalado is also a board member of Tulsa CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Martin Luther King commemoration Society.
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.