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

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

Our History

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. 

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