Email the Police Chief
Dept: Police Department
Position: Police Chief
Chief Wilson has been a member of the Shawnee Police Department since 1989. Chief Wilson started his career as an Animal Welfare Officer and became a Reserve Police Officer. In 1990 he attended the Police Academy and became a patrol officer. Wilson experienced many extra assignments during his career. As a school resource officer, Wilson worked with hundreds of kids at the Washington Alternative School. Wilson became a K9 handler and his K9 partner joined him as they patrolled the halls and grounds of the Washington Academy. Wilson received National training for gang investigations and became a member of the Oklahoma Gangs Investigator’s Association.
Wilson continued his gangs training in locations such as Dallas and Phoenix and became the lead gang investigator and supervised graffiti abatement programs. The graffiti abatement programs placed juvenile offenders in a community service role to remove graffiti from the Shawnee buildings. During the summer breaks from school, Wilson patrolled the Shawnee twin Lakes by land, and on the water. Wilson promoted to the rank of Corporal and then to Sergeant.
As a Sergeant, Wilson supervised patrol shifts and received more specialized training. Wilson attended the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) in Plano, Texas. Wilson graduated from three courses at ILEA: Basic Supervision, School of Supervision, and Professional Standards Internal Affairs and Ethics. Wilson became the leader of the gang unit, an internal affairs investigator, and supervisor over the fleet. Wilson received his advanced certification from CLEET and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
As a Lieutenant, Wilson has spent time as a commander of patrol shifts, the gang unit, internal affairs, and the fleet. Wilson completed the Oklahoma New Chief’s Certification. Wilson completed his formal education while working at the police department. Wilson received a Bachelor’s of Public Administration and a second degree in Criminal Justice Administration. In 2013 Wilson attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Wilson Graduated the 253rd Session of the FBI Academy.
In November of 2015 Wilson was honored to be placed as Interim Police Chief. Wilson continued as Interim Chief until May of 2016 when he was hired as the Chief of Police.
Wilson is a member of the Shawnee LIONS, the Oklahoma Gangs Investigator’s Association, the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Wilson is a published author of numerous police training articles.