Captain Billy Dowling started his career as a Patrolman with Tahlequah Police Department November 1989. Billy has served Tahlequah as a Patrolman, D.A.R.E. Officer, Lieutenant and Captain and has served in a supervisory capacity for four different Chiefs of Police.
Captain Dowling is currently the department’s Patrol Captain and Evidence Custodian and has been a pillar within the department and community for 30 years. He utilizes his knowledge and experience to teach the young officers of the Tahlequah Police Department on a daily basis. Dowling has received several awards over his decorated career including Buckledown Award and Officer of the Year.