Police Force

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Police Force

Assistant Chief Tina Whitaker

Joined the OMPD in 2014

Sergeant Tony Evans (Acting Chief) 

Joined the OMPD in 2012

Officer Jennings Gabriele

Joined the OMPD in 2011. Officer Gabriele previously served as a police officer for the Tonkawa Police Department. Officer Gabriele currently works with the Otoe-Missouria Social Services Department's Shield Lodge program. He is a CLEET certified officer.

Chief David Mangrum

Joined the OMPD in 2012

Officer Jason Hickman

Joined the OMPD in 2015

Officer Maurilio Romero

Joined the OMPD in 2016

Cynthia Montes, Secretary
Eva Harragarra
George Kent
Dovie Littlecrow
Evan Compala
Carolee Pratt
Tomasita Chama

Officer Down Memorial

Officer Defford Thomas "D.J." Oyebi, Jr.
Otoe-Missouria Police Department
End of watch: December 20, 1998

Officer Oyebi was killed in a two-vehicle accident while he was responding to another accident. His patrol car went out of control on the slick two-lane road 2.3 miles north of State Highway 15 West and went into a slide. The patrol car was struck in the passenger side by a northbound vehicle. Officer Oyebi was pronounced dead at the scene along with a passenger in the other car. The driver of the other car was admitted to the hospital in serious condition.

Officer Oyebi had served with the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Police for 2 years. He was an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe and an Otoe-Missouria descendant. Officer Oyebi was survived by his wife, two daughters, son, mother and sister.