The administration division of the Police Department is the responsibility of the Chief of Police, Phil Cole and the Deputy Police Chief, JD Reid.
Chief Cole and Deputy Chief Reid oversee policy development, staffing, budget prep and fiscal management, employee development and personnel, equipment and facility maintenance, and oversight of all other divisions of the department. Cole and Reid are also responsible for maintaining collaborations with outside agencies, courts and service providers.
Chief Phil Cole
Chief Cole began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a Reserve Deputy at the Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office under Sheriff JD Sharp. Chief Cole began his career at the Bethany Police Department in 1990. In 2008 he was promoted to Chief of Police. During his 30 years at the department, he has served in all enforcement and administrative roles. Chief Cole received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Central State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 231. Chief Cole holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the State of Oklahoma.
Chief Cole has served on the Executive Board of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs and has served as Governor Mary Fallin’s appointee as a Commissioner for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Chief Cole also serves on the Advisory Council for the Francis Tuttle Law Enforcement program.
Deputy Chief JD Reid
Deputy Chief J.D. Reid began his law enforcement career with the Bethany Police Department in 1991 as a police officer. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2009. During his 29-year career he has served in all enforcement and administrative roles of the department. He holds and Associate Degree in Police Sciences from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and a Bachelor Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Police Sciences. Deputy Chief Reid is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 239.