Tulsa Police Major Dennis Larsen is Tulsaâ€™s new Deputy Police Chief, Mayor Kathy Taylor and Police Chief Ronald Palmer announced Friday. Deputy Chief Larsen, who has 28 years of service with the TPD, will be promoted in a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, November 19 at City Hall.
â€œDeputy Chief Larsen has shown exceptional leadership both in the police department and in our community,â€ said Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor. â€œAs Deputy Chief he will be in a position to continue leading our great Tulsa Police Department and our city forward.â€
Larsen formerly commanded Uniform Division Southwest. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Leadership Tulsa and the FBI Hazardous Device School. Previous assignments with the TPD include commanding the Special Operations Team and Bomb Squad.
â€œDeputy Chief Larsen has served the department and the citizens of Tulsa with distinction for the entirety of his career,â€ said Tulsa Police Chief Ron Palmer. â€œHis promotion will allow him to make additional meaningful contributions to the good of the department in his role of commander of the largest single contingency of personnel with the Tulsa Police Department.â€
Larsen will take over as the operations deputy chief, which oversees the patrol divisions and the Special Operations division with the Tulsa Police Department. His promotional ceremony will be held in room 1101 of the City Hall Building, 200 Civic Center.