Closer Look At Tulsa's New Top Cop
By Chris Wright, The News On 6
TULSA, OK -- Regardless of what deal is reached, it will be up to the interim police chief to make sure the Tulsa Police Department can still protect Tulsa's citizens.
Ron Palmer resigned Friday and Mayor Dewey Bartlett appointed Chuck Jordan interim Chief.
While Chuck Jordan comes to Tulsa Police from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, he has plenty of history with the department.
Jordan served at the Tulsa Police Department from 1969 until 2001.
Chuck Jordan spent part of that time making drug busts as a Tactical Response Squad Sergeant.
While with the street crimes unit, Jordan worked on such prominent cases as the 'South Side Stalker' in 1989.
A suspect was arrested and convicted after a series of rapes and armed robberies.
According to Jordan's resume, he was given the Chief's Award after the investigation and capture of the 'Brookside Rapist' 1994.
Glamar Sneed received a life sentence after he was convicted of raping two women.
Jordan left the Tulsa Police Department in 2001, and later spent two years in Kosovo.
He worked there as the Deputy Chief of Investigations for the United Nations Civilian Police.
Jordan returned to the States, and went to work for the sheriff's office in 2005.
In addition to other roles, he served as the department's SWAT Commander.
We were there recently as he trained officers during a simulated school shooting scenario.
On Friday, after the controversial resignation of Ron Palmer, and in the midst of potential massive layoffs, Chuck Jordan was sworn in as Tulsa's interim police chief.
Jordan will be paid significantly less than Palmer. His salary will be $100,000 a year. Palmer was earning $160,000.