Oakwood Police Department History

The Oakwood Police Department dates back to the 1920s when one officer served the small South Hall community. As the City has grown, the department has kept pace with it to meet the increasing need for service. The department now has 16 employees, 14 sworn officers and two full-time civilian clerks. The City’s population is currently 4700 residents.

Past Chiefs of Police

1994 to 2019 - Chief Randall K. Moon

1986 to 1994 - Chief Manuel "Dan" Ford

1985 to 1986 - Chief Charlie Tipton

1984 to 1985 - Chief Alan Suttles

1980 to 1984 - Chief Clarence Sullens

1976 to 1979 - Chief Charlie Tipton

Oakwood Police Department Mission Statement

The primary purpose (mission) of the Oakwood Police Department is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services. To attain this, our Agency enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. The Oakwood Police Department recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. The Oakwood Police Department actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to facilitate the maximum use of resources.