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§ 150.7. Director--Powers and duties

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State GovernmentEffective: November 1, 2021

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. State Bureau of Investigation
Effective: November 1, 2021
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 150.7
§ 150.7. Director--Powers and duties
The Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shall have the following powers, duties and responsibilities:
1. To appoint or dismiss a Deputy Director to assist in the administration of the Bureau;
2. To supervise the maintaining of all reports and records of the Bureau and to promulgate administrative rules concerning the destruction and retention of such records. Such records shall not be transferred to the custody or control of the Archives and Records Commission or be subject to the provisions of Section 590 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The Director may, pursuant to adopted and promulgated administrative rule, order destruction of records deemed to be no longer of value to the Bureau, excluding criminalistic and investigative records which shall forever be kept and maintained;
3. To report to the Commission at each regular meeting, or as directed by the Commission, the current workload of the Bureau. Such reports shall be submitted by category of the persons or entities authorized to initiate investigations as provided for in subsection A of Section 150.5 of this title, and any other category the Commission may request which does not violate the confidentiality restrictions imposed in Sections 150.1 through 152.9 of this title. Such reports shall contain the following information:
a. what types of investigations are pending,
b. what new types of investigations have been opened,
c. what types of investigations have been closed, and
d. what criminal charges have been filed as a result of Bureau investigations.
The reports shall not contain any information on the individual subjects of the investigation or persons questioned in connection with an investigation. These reports shall be open for public inspection;
4. To designate positions, appoint employees and fix salaries of the Bureau, other than the salaries established by subsection A of Section 150.6a of this title, and to authorize the payment of necessary certification expenses for the employees;
5. To authorize the purchase and issuance of uniforms for all law enforcement officers, criminalists, and other personnel of the Bureau as designated by the Director and to purchase and issue necessary equipment for all employees of the Bureau. All uniforms and equipment shall be used only in the performance of the official duties of the officers, criminalists or other personnel and shall remain the property of the Bureau except as otherwise provided by law;
6. To enter into local cooperative agreements with local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of appointing affiliate task force agents to assist the Bureau in the investigation of major crimes under the jurisdiction of the Bureau. Affiliate task force agents shall be employees and commissioned law enforcement officers of the local law enforcement agency entering into agreement with the Bureau and shall not be employees of the Bureau. Affiliate task force agents shall have general peace officer powers and the authority to arrest persons throughout the state while serving as an affiliate task force agent. Affiliate task force agents serve solely at the discretion and will of the Director. The Director may renew, suspend, or revoke any agreement appointing an affiliate task force agent at any time; and
7. To enter into interagency transfers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverages Laws Enforcement Commission as provided for in Section 1 of this act.1

Credits

Laws 1976, c. 259, § 7, operative July 1, 1976; Laws 1998, c. 305, § 2, eff. July 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 230, § 2, emerg. eff. May 26, 1999; Laws 2002, c. 42, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2015, c. 136, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2015; Laws 2019, c. 64, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2019; Laws 2021, c. 95, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2021.

Footnotes

Title 74, § 11000.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 150.7, OK ST T. 74 § 150.7
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 106 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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