• Verizon internet outage impacts Tulsa Police Department


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Verizon service outage impacted some of Tulsa Police Department's duties on Wednesday.
    • Officials told FOX23 before 2:30 p.m. that emergency services systems were restored.
    • 911 lines worked throughout the issue and TPD said they could still perform essential duties during the outage.
    • TPD uses Verizon internet for features like body cameras and call screens in the field.
    • While the body cameras still worked, they could not upload video until the issue was resolved 
    • Tulsa Police Department is paperless.
    • Car laptops were down but officers could find WiFi hotspots and plug in to upload and receive transmissions.
    • The Verizon outage is impacting a large part of Oklahoma: View a Verizon outage map HERE

    A Verizon service outage is impacting the duties of the Tulsa Police Department.

    TPD uses Verizon internet for things like body cameras and call screens. Car laptops are down but officers are able to visit WiFi hotspots to connect and communicate information.

    This problem is affecting a large portion of Oklahoma as shown by the outage map on Verizon's website.

    Verizon released a statement on the outage:

    "We are aware of a service interruption affecting parts of Oklahoma. Our engineers are working to resolve this issue quickly."

    Lines for 911 calls are still open and police can still perform their essential duties. However, the department went paperless a while ago.


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