A new Downtown Tulsa Police Storefront has officially been opened at 507 S. Main St., in the Oil Capitol Building.
“This downtown storefront will increase the presence of the Tulsa Police Department in the downtown community,” said Mayor Kathy Taylor. “By partnering with Downtown Tulsa Unlimited we can help downtown residents, workers and visitors feel safer.”
“This visible, accessible office space will also serve as the center of our new downtown bicycle patrols, an expanded service that provides better interaction between officers and the downtown community as a whole,” Taylor added.
Officer Jennifer Mansell, downtown safety liaison and supervisor of the downtown bicycle patrols, will office from the storefront on a part-time basis. The storefront features a reception area, meeting room, office and bicycle storage.
“I am so pleased that DTU has donated this space,” said Chief Palmer. “This gives TPD the opportunity to increase our presence and our service downtown. Hopefully we’ll be able to take advantage of this terrific location far into the future.”
The one-year lease for the downtown storefront is being paid by Downtown Tulsa Unlimited (DTU), with the City subleasing the space for $1 per year.
“I want to thank the administration for following through to carry out the placement of this storefront office,” said DTU executive director, Jim Norton. “I’d also like to thank Kanbar Properties for their donation to DTU which allowed us to remodel the property and pay for initial rent.”