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Billy White

Portrait of Billy White, 2023 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Captain; 2023 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
Tulsa (OK) Police Department

Tulsa, OK

Captain Billy White has over a decade of experience at the Tulsa Police Department. He is currently a shift commander over the Gilcrease Division, where he works with patrol, Downtown Impact, and the traffic unit. Prior to being promoted Captain, he served in Internal Affairs and was a Platoon Leader on the Special Response Team. Captain White was in charge of the Riverside Street Crimes unit where he focused on using crime data to target individuals who habitually offend to reduce crime. During this time, he spearheaded Operation Heavy Metal, which disrupted crime on a national level. Captain White also worked at the training division, where he ran the recruiting unit for the department.

Outside of police work, Billy has pursued higher education, receiving his M.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University and then his Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University. He has a passion for teaching within his department as well out at several local universities where he is an adjunct professor. His research interests include police selection methods, police retention, and crime reduction.

Date Created: August 16, 2023