Year Inducted: 2013

Stanley Glanz was first elected as Tulsa County Sheriff in 1988 and took office on Nov. 1, 1989. He is serving his sixth consecutive term in office. In February of 2013, he surpassed Sheriff Dave Faulkner as the longest serving sheriff in Tulsa County. Glanz began his law enforcement careers as a Tulsa Police Officer where he attained the rank of major. He retired from TPD after 23 years of service before being elected to sheriff. Since being elected, he initiated innovative programs such as the nation's first-ever Jail Cadet Program, which significantly improved minority employment in the sheriff's office. He began an active countywide Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, and re-established the Mounted Patrol. In 1991, Glanz obtained government grants for at Tulsa County Gangs Intervention Team which combines the efforts of area law enforcement and was the first of its kind in Oklahoma. He also set up video cameras in booking and organized the first Scuba Dive Team. Glanz was elected to the Board of Directors by the National Sheriff's Association in 1993. He added the first video arraignment system and courthouse and jail security surveillance system. To improve employee morale, he added positive programs such as “Deputy of the Year” and “Employee of the Year.” He expanded his work force through the Reserve Deputy Program that provided training to civilian volunteers to augment the manpower of the sheriff's office. The program has allowed Glanz and his deputies to build a better relationship with the community by allowing citizens to participate in the daily operations of the sheriff's office. Glanz assigned the first female patrol deputies to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit. In 1992, Glanz was the first to use army tents as temporary housing for overcrowding. In 1995, he lobbied the legislature to allow for Tulsa to have a sales tax to build and operate a new jail. The bill passed and ground breaking for the David L Moss Criminal Justice Center was held March 14, 1997.

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