City of Tahlequah, OK 111 S Cherokee
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: (918) 456-0651
Fax: (918) 458-9589
Mayor Jason Nichols Mayor Jason Nichols
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Nate King
      Phone: (918) 456-8801
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The Tahlequah Police Department will be committed to excellence in law enforcement and will be dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our City.  In order to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, we will provide service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision.


The Tahlequah Police Department will be committed to being an elite police department and a leader among Oklahoma police departments by hiring and promoting talented officers and professional staff, employing the highest standards of performance, best practices in policing, and accountability, and reflecting the values of the world-class city it serves.

Tahlequah has a reputation for its commitment to human values: compassion, fairness, human rights, and justice.  These values must be at the forefront of the Tahlequah Police Department as it fulfills its public safety mission.

The Tahlequah Police Department will strive to adhere to the highest standards and reflect the diversity of its community members.  The people of our community and members of the police Department must be united in their commitment to addressing crime, violence, and quality-of-life issues by engaging one another and all city agencies in problem-solving partnerships.

Police strategies and tactics must be driven by accurate, timely and reliable information supplied by current and emerging technologies and supported by the Department's systematic engagement of all of Tahlequah's resources.

The Tahlequah Police Department will strive to maintain the trust of Tahlequah community members by actively engaging with the neighborhood it serves.  The Police Department seeks to make its policies and operations as open as possible.  When there are complaints involving the police department, both the public and the police are best served by a system of accountability that is expeditious and fair to all involved.

To make this vision a reality, the Police Department must reward the hard work, ingenuity, and resourcefulness demonstrated by its employees, and must offer state-of-the-art training, development and career opportunities for advancement and retention.  This will ensure that employees see the Police Department as a lifelong career and strive to become the department's next generation of leaders.