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The Tahlequah Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and will be dedicated to the people, traditions, and diversity of the City of Tahlequah. 

In order to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, the Police Department will provide service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. 

Vacation House Watch Request

Planning that upcoming vacation? One item on your preparation list should be a request for the Vacation House Watch Program with the Tahlequah Police Department. This program works to ensure the security of your home while you are away. 

Citizens living within the Tahlequah city limits can be placed on the "Vacation Watch" list by completing the Vacation House Watch form

Your home will then be checked one time each shift, three checks in a 24-hour period, for a maximum of two weeks. If any sign of forced entry or unexpected change occurs, the police officer will refer to the information provided and notify the emergency contact listed. 

After you return, the Police Department will send you a detailed listing of all activity during your residence watch.

City Crime Statistics

Nature 2018 2019 2020
All Calls  40,879 38,595 36,392
Burglary 251 278 217
Robbery  15 6 10
Theft 387 194 322
Petit Larceny  347 427 326
Traffic Stops 9,842 8,077 3,244
Traffic Accidents 514 365 249