A strong community-policing philosophy guides the efforts of the department as officers work with partners in the community to identify and solve problems. The department is a full-service law enforcement agency with 80 sworn officers and 45 civilian support employees who provide 24/7 police services.
The Stillwater Police Department is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. The building is a four-story structure including underground parking, office space, fitness center, central communications center, detention center, and full classroom training facilities.
Our mission is to protect life, liberty, property and preserve the peace in the City of Stillwater by executing the following:
- Aggressively pursuing all criminals and vigorously seeking their prosecution
- Working in partnership with the community and educating citizens in crime prevention
- Patrolling all city streets in a highly visible manner to deter criminal activity.
- Responding promptly to calls for service
- Continually improving our skills and knowledge
- Providing effective emergency services
- Protecting the rights of all citizens
- Being ever vigilant in our duties and maintaining our integrity
In 1929, the Stillwater Police Department (SPD) was founded and expanded to a two-man department in 1936. In 1939, the Police Department was combined with other city offices and moved to 723 S. Lewis. It remained there (the east wing of the Municipal Building) until 2001.
In 1941, Stillwater became the 9th law enforcement agency in the state to obtain a 2-way radio system. In the modern era, the Stillwater Police Department has made many capital improvements including technological advances in equipment. These include:
- In-Car laptop Computer Terminals
- Electronic Report Writing
- In-Car and Body Worn Camera Systems
- Electronic Ticket Writers
We became the 8th Agency to receive the Oklahoma Association Chiefs of Police Accreditation and still hold that to this day.
- Where is the Stillwater Police Department located?
In the Police and Municipal Building at 723 S. Lewis St.
- Do officers patrol 24 hours per day?
Yes. The Patrol Division, Central Communications Division, and Detention Center are operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to provide both emergency and non-emergency services.
- Does the Stillwater Police Department have undercover officers?
Yes. There are several officers who work in this capacity. Undercover officers carry Stillwater Police Department (SPD) badges and identification cards.
- How long does a person have to be missing before I can make a police report?
There is no time limit. The situation and circumstances will determine the appropriate response.
- Does the City of Stillwater have a curfew for juveniles?
No. Stillwater does not currently have a curfew ordinance.