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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.
Deputy Director Steven Carter has served the citizens of Oklahoma as a law enforcement officer for over 29 years. He began his law enforcement career with the Department of Corrections (DOC) in 1994. He was a Probation and Parole Officer and Internal Affairs Investigator with DOC, prior to beginning his career with the OSBI.
In 2007, Carter began his OSBI career in Antlers, Oklahoma, as a general assignment agent investigating major crimes. Carter was promoted to Lieutenant and Captain while assigned to the Southeast Region. In September 2022, he was promoted to the rank of Investigative Division Director. On February 01, 2024, Steven was selected as the OSBI Deputy Director.
Carter has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and a Master’s degree in Criminology from Oklahoma City University. Carter is a graduate of the 147th Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and was awarded the Edward Campbell Service Award by his peers while attending this course. Carter is a licensed Oklahoma Polygraph Examiner with over 3,000 continuing education hours, and holds an advanced CLEET Law Enforcement Certification.
Carter has been married to his wife Rebekah for 28 years, and together they have two sons and one granddaughter.