TULSA, OK -- Per Jason Willingham with the Tulsa Police Department, 155 Officers are getting calls to meet Friday afternoon at the police academy at 1400 and 1900 hours, to discuss layoff plans.
Willingham says the Union is still meeting with the mayor but TPD needs to move forward to meet layoff guidelines. Right now the last day for the 155 officers will be Jan. 29th.
This will affect 19.4% of the sworn force. 14 civilian positions will also be eliminated and $300,000 in supplies, etc will be cut. This is for a total savings of $3.4 million.
Willingham also addressed rumors about Chief of Police Ron Palmer.
"No the chief is not resigning and no he has not been told he will be termintated."
The Chief says if there are layoffs patrols will not be affected because detectives and officers will be transfered to the field; so Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Deputies will not be needed for backup.
Willingham says more tranfsers will be made on top of the transfers that were already plannned this week when there were only 135 possible layoffs.
What units will be depleted is still being discussed but traffic officers are now taking regular calls.
To read a email sent out by Mayor Dewey Bartlett to all City of Tulsa Employees CLICK HERE.