Administration

Police Chief Kevin Hearod
Hearod is a McAlester native with more than 25 years with the McAlester Police Department. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Redlands Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. Hearod worked most recently as a Captain in patrol and the Criminal Investigation Division. 

Deputy Chief Shawn DeLana
Deputy Chief Shawn DeLana began his law enforcement career with the Haileyville Police Department in 1999.
DeLana then joined the Pittsburg county Sheriff's Department in 2001 and was assigned to the District 18 Narcotics Task Force.
He started as a patrol officer with the McAlester Police Department in 2006 and has worked every patrol shift, the Criminal Investigations Division and the Narcotics Division.
DeLana was promoted through the ranks to Deputy Chief in 2023. 
Deputy Chief DeLana has more than 1,6000 hours of advanced police training with the Oklahoma Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training.