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Tulsa Public Schools Holds Campus Police Career Fair

Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) is looking to hire more people for the campus police department.

Campus police are facing staffing shortages when it comes to police officers and security guards.

To remedy this, the department held a job fair on Friday and Saturday to find qualified candidates.

TPS Campus Police said officers are looking for people who want to give back and protect children in the Tulsa community.

“What I’m looking for are people who love kids,” said Matthias Wicks, police chief for the Tulsa Public Schools Campus Police Department. “And they’re excited to be around young people, they’re excited to be around other employees, they want to create a safe place where people can get along.”

Wicks said he wants officers who will make a difference in the lives of TPS students, starting in elementary school.

“We believe in them,” Wicks said of the TPS students. “We want them to succeed and we want to be part of it. It’s not uncommon for our police and security to be at the graduation ceremony, shouting for them, screaming for them, hugging them, laughing with them, slapping them on the hand.

Wicks is also looking for agents who will help students when things go wrong, whether inside or outside the classroom.

“We want to see young people do well in the classroom and if there are challenges, we want to be part of those restorative efforts, we want to make sure they feel good about themselves,” Wicks said.

Wicks recommends applying for TPS Police to anyone looking to make a difference in their community.

“If you care about young people, about students, and want them to succeed, if you want to build positive relationships with students and their families, and if you want to make a difference, then you need to apply,” Wicks said.

If you would like to apply to become a police officer or campus security officer, you can do so here.

You will need a digital copy of your resume to apply.

For more information, click here.