Officer Derrick Alexander was born and raised in Tulsa. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and then attended Langston University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Officer Alexander is a 27-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. Throughout his career, Officer Alexander has been dedicated to mentoring and coaching youth. Officer Alexander is a School Resource Officer for the Gilcrease Division and a volunteer football coach for Monroe Demonstration School
Officer John West grew up in Tulsa and is a 30-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. Officer West has fond memories of attending a career fair at Northeastern State University in 1989 and visiting the TPD recruiting booth, which led to his career in law enforcement. Officer West has served as a School Resource Officer for the past 10 years. He enjoys mentoring youth and conducting outreach through crime prevention and education.
Officer Donnie Johnson is from Dallas, Texas and he moved to Tulsa to attend the University of Tulsa. Officer Johnson played football at TU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. He joined the Tulsa Police Department in 2008. Officer Johnson has served as a Community Resource Officer for the Riverside Division for the past 3 years. Officer Johnson often patrols Tulsa neighborhoods with a domino table in his car. He has found that a simple game of dominoes allows him to connect and laugh with community members who may have been reluctant to interact with him. Officer Johnson is looking forward to continuing to bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and community members through positive interactions.
Officer Angela Emberton is from Glenpool, Oklahoma. She attended Northeastern State University and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in criminal justice. Officer Emberton joined the Tulsa Police Department in 2013. Prior to joining the Community Engagement Unit, Officer Emberton worked as a patrol officer at the Mingo Valley Division. She is committed to building bridges between the community and law enforcement.
Officer Edel Rangel began his career with the Tulsa Police Department in 2012. His parents migrated from Mexico to the United States of America approximately 45 years ago and chose Oklahoma as the location to raise their family. Officer Rangel attended Northeastern State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He was the first member of his family to attend and graduate college. Officer Rangel fluently speaks Spanish and English and he is passionate about working with the Hispanic Community and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.
Officer Austin Smith is a native Tulsan and a second-generation Tulsa Police Officer. Officer Smith graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Officer Smith is looking forward to building trust and relationships with our community. Officer Smith is enthusiastic about engaging and connecting with community members through social media.
Officer Nathaniel “Sean” Terrell is from Emporia, Kansas, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in Crime and Delinquency Studies from Emporia State University prior to moving to Tulsa to join the Tulsa Police Department in 2012. In 2019, Officer Terrell graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Christian Studies. Officer Terrell coordinated the first National Faith & Blue Weekend in October of 2020. The event was a collaborative effort between law enforcement and local faith-based organizations designed to build trust and understanding through a series or community-based activities. Officer Terrell is looking forward to developing additional community engagement programming.