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28 E. Washington  •  P.O. Box 578
McAlester, OK 74502
Ph: (918) 423-9300

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Police Chief Gary Wansick

Chief Gary Wansick began his career in law enforcement with the Moore Police Department in 1980. In 1981, he returned to his home town and began employment with the McAlester Police Department. 
He has served in all divisions of the police department, including 6 years a patrol shift commander and 14 years in Criminal Investigations where he served as Detective Captain prior to being named Chief of Police. 
Chief Wansick holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Oklahoma State College. In addition, he has almost 2000 hours of C.L.E.E.T. and other advanced law enforcement training.

Deputy Chief Darrell Miller
McAlester Police Department Deputy Chief Darrell Miller oversees the daily operations of the city police force of 42 officers.
Miller has worked for McAlester Police Department since 1988, and previously worked for the Denison, Texas, Police Department.
Dep. Chief Miller has had more than 2,900 hours of certified police training with the state Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training. He has an advanced certified degree in law enforcement, and attended the national FBI Academy in 2009.

Administrative Assistant to Chief of Police Terri Edwards
Terri Edwards, Administrative Assistant to Chief of Police
Terri Edwards is the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police of McAlester. She has worked for the City of McAlester since 1998 and is a lifelong resident of Pittsburg County. Edwards is the police department’s records clerk, maintains the city’s Sex Offender Registry and supplies information about stolen property to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
To obtain a copy of an MPD incident or accident report, contact Edwards at MPD at 918-423-1212 or visit her office at MPD at McAlester City Hall. The cost for copies of accident reports is $1 per page, and copies of incident reports cost .25 per page. Certified copies cost $1. Edwards can also provide information about the city’s Sex Offender Registry, and maintains a city map showing areas where registered offenders live. The map is available for viewing by the public at MPD offices at City Hall.
Edwards also works with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to track registered sex offenders in the city. Each sex offender living in McAlester must register with Edwards every 90 days (Habitual, Aggravated and Level 3), twice a year (Level 2) or once a year (Level 1).
More information about local sex offenders may be found online at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website.
Edwards is also in charge of updating the NCIC database to track stolen guns, vehicles and other property registered to owners in McAlester. The serial number for property reported stolen in McAlester is added to the national database, and Edwards files a report each year as to whether or not the property has been recovered.