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Retiring Tulsa Police chief reflects on career

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Retiring Tulsa Police chief reflects on career

POLICE CHIEF CHUCK JORDANOFFICIALLY TOOK OVER THEDEPARTMENT IN 2010.

TWOWORKS FOR YOU'S KATIEKELEHER SHOW US HOW HE'SLOOKING BACK ON HIS TIME ASTULSA'S TOP COP."This is a very bittersweetdecision I had to make."TULSA POLICE CHIEF CHUCKJORDAN IS READY TO SAYGOODBYE AFTER 40 YEARS INLAW ENFORCEMENT.REFLECTING BACK.JORDAN SAYSWHILE SOME THINGS HAVECHANGED.OTHERS ARE STILLSIMILAR TO WHEN HE STARTEDBACK IN 1969..CHIEF CHUCK JORDAN, TULSAPOLICE DEPT.

"There are somecomplaints being made thatare valid.

There are someconcerns being made aboutour justice system that arevery valid.

And I think wehave to remember that justbecause we don't agree withthe loudest people who aremaking ridiculous complaintswe don't just brush off theother people.

We have tolisten." CHIEF JORDAN WASAPPOINTED TO THE ROLE IN2010 AMID LAYOFFS AND AFEDERAL CORRUPTIONINVESTIGATION.HE SAYS-- EVEN WITH ADIFFICULT ROAD AHEAD-- HEKNEW HE HAD THE RIGHTPEOPLE AROUND HIM TO GET THEDEPARTMENT THROUGH.CHIEF JORDAN "To be a goodleader you gotta haveconsent of the people youlead and they have to be aspassionate as you are.

AndI'm lucky enough to havethat." EARLY FRIDAY-- HEATTENDED HIS FINAL POLICEACADEMY GRADUATION AS CHIEF.IN HIS SPEECH, HE ENCOURAGEDTHE NEW OFFICERS TO ALWAYSDO THEIR DUTY.

HE SAYS HEHOPES THEY CONTINUE ONE OFHIS BIGGEST INITIATIVES:BUILDING TRUST.MAJOR RYAN PERKINS, TRAININGDIRECTOR, TULSA POLICEDEPT.

"Community outreach.Community policing.

Andtraining these officers thatit's more than puttingpeople in jail every day.It's really about creatingthose partnerships where wecan do even more with thecommunity's help.

And Chuckhas always been a bigproponent of that." WHILE ABITTERSWEET MOMENT-- CHIEFJORDAN SAYS-- HE'SCONFIDENT IN THE FUTURE OFTULSA POLICE.CHIEF JORDAN "People havesaid to me, 'well you couldstill do this for a few moreyears.

But, you know, I'mgoing to miss it then justas much as I am now.

And Ijust think it's kind of mytime."AGAIN, JORDAN'S LAST DAY ISFEBRUARY 1ST.HE SAYS HE IS LOOKINGFORWARD TO TRAVELING ANDVOLUNTEERING.KATIE..

DO WE KNOW WHO WILLBE TAKING CHIEF JORDAN'SPLACE??THAT DECISION WILL BE UP TOMAYOR G-T BYNUM, WHO HAS NOTSAID ANYTHINGABOUT IT YET.

CHIEF JORDANTELLS US THERE ARE SEVERALGOOD CANDIDATES WITHIN THEDEPARTMENT.

ERIN..




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