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Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations

Administration
and Contacts

Johnny Blevins, Director of Fugitive Apprehension and InvestigationsJohnny Blevins 
Director

Oklahoma City Office 
3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111

Phone:  (405) 425-2571
Fax:  (405) 425-2064

Kyle Daily
Administrative Assistant

Joshua Phillips
Chief Agent

Kendall Ballew
Fugitive Apprehension Supervisor

Carl Wilks
Chief Agent

Tulsa Office

440 South Houston, Suite 505
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127

Phone: (918) 295-3207
Fax: (918) 295-3206


Investigations

The Office of Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations, Investigation Unit is responsible for conducting both procedural and criminal investigations under the authority of the Director. Investigations encompass matters concerning inmates, probation and parole offenders, employees and other identified criminal activity which impacts correctional operations. During calendar year 2017, the Investigation Unit was assigned 253 investigations which resulted in 60 cases being presented to the District Attorney of jurisdiction for the filing of criminal charges.

Communications

The Communications Unit provides teletype service, to include online validations, by the way of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (OLETS). The unit is responsible for entering all escapees and parole absconders into NCIC. Following entry, the unit develops and maintains apprehension files on all fugitives. This unit also maintains the departmental fugitive website and accepts toll free calls from the public in regard to possible locations of fugitives on the Fugitive Hot Line.

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Fugitive Apprehensions

The Fugitive Unit is comprised of agents dedicated to the apprehension of ODOC escapees, halfway house inmate walkaways and offenders who have chosen to abscond parole supervision. Agents are also called upon to assist Probation and Parole Officers with the apprehension of offenders with a violent history as well as to assist the US Marshal’s Violent Crime Task Forces.  

During CY 2017, the fugitive hotline added 205 escapes (190 walkaways from community corrections, 15 from minimum security with no escapes from medium or maximum security) and 56 offenders who absconded parole. Assigned agents apprehended 199 DOC escapees and parole absconders while 74 additional fugitives were apprehended by various law enforcement agencies across the nation. The assigned agents assisted Probation and Parole Officers with the apprehension of 118 community supervision offenders and assisted the US Marshal Task Force with the apprehension of 183 fugitives.

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Main Location
3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4298


Mailing
PO Box 11400
Oklahoma City, OK  73136-0400


Phone: (405) 425-2500
Fax: (405) 425-2578


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