SSPD Policing Plan
This is the third edition of our Policing Plan. We feel that it gets better with each issue, and we get better in connecting with our citizens. It is very important to maintain the level of trust, communication and partnerships that we have developed. This plan represents one more way we can demonstrate this commitment.
In 2015, a national discussion focusing on race, bias, and social injustice began, and the Department of Justice released a report on Ferguson, Missouri, spurring a renewed commitment to our citizens. In March of 2015, we started planning improvements for our community based on the Ferguson report. Our Policing Plan 2016 proved a great start in our efforts to connect with the community. The Sand Springs Police Department intentionally sought out the most innovative and dynamic philosophies to better serve the public while effectively enforcing the law and promoting social justice. In 2017, we have furthered this effort by producing our Policing Plan 2017, and in 2018 we are back with the changes that our community as a whole has developed. Every effort is being made to help those individuals that feel the criminal justice system as an institution does not properly serve them. Supporting and protecting our officers continues to be a priority especially in light of recent crimes against officers. We continue to be visible and highlight those who serve and protect our community.
To view a copy of the current Policing Plan, please click here to download a copy of the Policing Plan 2018 and look in the downloads folder in your browser.
One aspect that we are proud of the Poling Plan 2017, is that we have noted throughout the document how it complies with or exceeds the provisions of the Final Report of The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. You may read a copy of that document by clicking on the hyperlink and looking in the downloads folder of your browser.
You may also review a copy of the 2016 plan. Please click here to download a copy of the Policing Plan 2016 and looking in the downloads folder in your browser.
You may also review a copy of the 2017 plan. Please click here to download a copy of the Policing Plan 2017 and look in the downloads folder in your browser.
One item referenced in the plan is the plan for SSPD to no longer investigate officer involved shootings or in custody deaths when SSPD officers are involved. You can see a copy of the agreement between the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Sand Springs Police Department here: OSBI-SSPD MOU