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OSBI Director Aungela Spurlock is a 29-year veteran of law enforcement. She began her law enforcement career at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in 1993, working as a Detention Officer, Patrol Officer, Detective, Violence against Women Grant Community Speaker and Educator, and as a Sergeant in both Detention and Patrol.
In 2002, Spurlock began working as a Special Agent for the OSBI, investigating major crimes. From approximately 2013 to 2016, she served as the OSBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Eastern District Crime Scene Unit until taking a position as the OSBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Regional Office, Tulsa. In 2019, Spurlock became the OSBI Investigative Division Eastern District Major, leading OSBI operations in the Eastern District of the State of Oklahoma and varied specialty statewide investigative units. These units included Crime Scene, Technical Management/Futures, Internet Crimes Against Children, and the newly assumed Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Unit. She was also the Chief Polygraph Examiner for the OSBI. In August of 2022, Spurlock was selected as the OSBI Interim Director and then was unanimously chosen to take permanent command of the bureau on August 26, 2022.
Spurlock has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Langston, University Center at Tulsa, and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations/Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. Spurlock is a 2019 graduate of the 143rd Southern Policing Institute Administrative Officers Course-Graduate Program. Spurlock is a Child Forensic Interviewer, State of Oklahoma Licensed Polygraph Examiner, and holds Crime Scene Investigator Certifications from Missouri Southern State University and the International Association for Identification. She has an advanced CLEET Law Enforcement Certification, Advanced CLEET Instructors Certification, and over 3200 hours of CLEET-approved continued education training. Additionally, she was part of a team of professionals who developed and taught Northeastern State University’s Crime Scene Investigator Certificate Program for Law Enforcement. That program has been awarded regional and national awards for continuing education program excellence and continues today.
Spurlock has been married to a fellow law enforcement officer for 24 years, and together they have four sons and two grandsons.
Michael C. Thompson
Prior to joining the OSBI as its deputy director in March of 2022, Governor Mary Fallin initially appointed Major General Michael C. Thompson as The Adjutant General in November 2017. Thompson served as the top military advisor to the Governor and commanded the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard from November 2017 to November 2021.
Thompson joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1983 as an enlisted Soldier. Thompson was later commissioned to second Lieutenant in 1986 through the Oklahoma Military Department Officer Candidate School. In previous assignments, he has served as Assistant Adjutant General, Land Component Commander, and Commander of 90th Troop Command, all with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He has commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade levels. Major General Thompson was deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003 and 2008.
Before being appointed as Adjutant General, as a Citizen Soldier, Thompson had a distinguished 28-year career with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Thompson joined DPS as an Oklahoma State Trooper in 1990. Thompson concluded his civilian career by serving as Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and Cabinet Secretary for Safety and Security from 2011 to 2017. Thompson was inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in 2019.
Thompson is a proud graduate of Oklahoma’s only historically black college, Langston University. He also holds a Master's degree from Oklahoma State University and the United States Army War College. Major General Thompson is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the United States Secret Service Executive Seminar, and the United States War College.
Major General Thompson and his wife of 38 years, Debbie, have two adult children who are combat veterans of the United States Army and the Oklahoma Army National Guard. They also have a daughter-in-law who is also a combat veteran with the United States Army.