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.
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.