A. DeWade Langley

A. DeWade Langley
A. DeWade Langley
Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Incumbent
Assumed office
1995
Governor Frank Keating
Brad Henry
Personal details
Born Custer County, Oklahoma
Residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alma mater Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University
Occupation Peace officer
Website Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

A. DeWade Langley is an American police officer from Oklahoma. Langley is the current Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, being appointed to that position in 1995.

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Early life and career

Before beginning his law enforcement career, Langley received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master's degree from Oklahoma State University (OSU). He has served with the United States Army Reserve and the Oklahoma Army National Guard.[1] Currently (as of 2006), he is pursuing a Doctor of Education degree from OSU. Langley started his career in 1970 in Custer County, Oklahoma working as an office deputy. He quickly rose through the ranks there, and was hired on with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) as a special agent in 1977. As a special agent, Langley was assigned to the Lawton, Oklahoma office.

Three years later in 1980, Langley was promoted to Deputy Inspector in Woodward, Oklahoma.[2] In his position, Langley was the lead investigator within the region and supervised the only long term sting operation in the history of the OSBI. Due to his outstanding work, Langley was promoted to Inspector in that region four years later in 1984. In 1990, he was promoted to Deputy Director of the OSBI.

Director of OSBI

Langley became director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in 1995 and has served longer than any previous director.[1] Since his appointment, the agency has implemented the Statewide Intelligence Network, a Crime Scene Agent program, and computerized databases in DNA, Firearms and Tool Marks, and digital images.[3] The agency has also become accredited by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD Lab) and has also attained national recognition for becoming one of only two law enforcement agencies in the state of Oklahoma to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).[3]

The bureau also opened a new $30 million high-tech laboratory, the Forensic Science Center in Edmond, Oklahoma in 2008.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b CALEA COMMISSIONERS, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)] (accessed May 21, 2010).
  2. ^ Administration, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (accessed May 21, 2010).
  3. ^ a b DeWade Langley, Southewestern Oklahoma State University (accessed May 21, 2010).
  4. ^ Baldwin, Diana, "New crime lab brings 'justice to the guilty'," The Oklahoman, May 2, 2008.

See also

Political offices
Preceded by
Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Under Governors Frank Keating and Brad Henry

1995 - present
Incumbent

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