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Vic Regalado

Vic Regalado

Chairman & Sheriff Member

In 1994, Sheriff Vic Regalado began his law enforcement career with the Tulsa Police Department as a Patrol Officer assigned to what was then called the Northside Division.  He continued his twenty-two year career with the Tulsa Police Department, working a variety of assignments to include Detective with the Homicide Unit, Northeastern Violent Crimes Task Force Officer and Supervisor of the Organized Gang Unit.  Sheriff Regalado also served as an Operator with the Tulsa Police Department's S.W.A.T. team for approximately ten years.

Sheriff Regalado shared his expertise as a Field Training Officer, Academy Instructor and a CLEET Certified Instructor.  He provided training on topics such as Officer Involved Shooting Investigations, Interviews and Interrogations, and Street Gangs and Subcultures.   Sheriff Regalado also served on Officer Involved Shooting Review Boards.  During his tenure with the Tulsa Police Department, Sheriff Regalado was awarded the Departments Medal of Valor as well as Lifesaving award.  Sheriff Regalado was also the recipient of the 2010 Insurance Professionals of Tulsa Officer of the Year Award. Sheriff Regalado retired from the Tulsa Police Department as a Sergeant and supervisor of the Tulsa Police Department's Organized Gang Unit. 

Sheriff Regalado was sworn in as Sheriff of Tulsa County on April 11, 2016, after winning the Special Election.  He was re-elected during the General election and was again sworn into office in January of 2017.

Sheriff Regalado is responsible for maintaining Law and Order within the borders of Tulsa County and commands a full service Law Enforcement agency with over 600 personnel that includes detention, court services, and operations divisions. 

Sheriff Regalado is honored to be a Board Member for Tulsa CASA, the Martin Luther King Commemoration Society as well as the Resonance Group.

BRYAN SMITH OSBI COMMISSION LAY MEMBER

Bryan Smith

Vice Chair & Lay Member

Bryan Smith was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is the owner of several businesses and one of the nation's top producing insurance agencies, Smith Insurance and Financial Services. Bryan also sits on many boards, is involved in several non-profit endeavors and serves in many capacities at places such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Tulsa, Soldiers Wish, Family and Children’s Services, and the American Cancer Society just to name a few.  Bryan is also an award-winning entrepreneur and an Amazon Best Selling Author.  Bryan likes to spend time with his three kids, Legend, Maverick and Sophia.

Despite being a busy business owner, mentor, author, philanthropist, and family man, Bryan is the type of person that embraces all endeavors with intelligence, compassion, and innovation, all while being committed to making the community a better place. Bryan has won the respect of community members, customers, vendors, friends, and politicians, but most importantly; he is highly respected and admired by fellow leaders by exemplifying the true significance of goal setting and never giving up on your dreams.   Bryan received his Bachelors of Science degree from Saint Gregory’s University.

Ron Cunningham

Lay Member

Ron Cunningham is the Executive Vice President, Power Delivery and Technology, with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative and has worked for WFEC for more than 44 years beginning his employment in 1974.

Cunningham has worked in various positions at WFEC, including chief financial officer, general manager of Corporate Services, treasurer and financial risk officer, general manager of Transmission and Distribution Services, and vice president of Power Delivery. He was promoted to senior management at WFEC in 1995.

A graduate of Gracemont High School, Cunningham earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a Leadership Oklahoma, Class XIV graduate and past president of the National Generation & Transmission (G&T) Accounting and Finance Association. Ron has served on numerous boards and committees including President and member of the Anadarko Board of Education.

Roger Webb

W. Roger Webb

Lay Member

Webb is the president emeritus of the University of Central Oklahoma after holding the position of president from 1997-2011. He was the president of Northeastern State University from 1978-1997 and Oklahoma Commissioner of Public Safety from 1974-1978. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, B.A., and the University of Oklahoma, J.D. He is presently vice chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Edmond.  Webb was appointed to the Commission by Governor Mary Fallin in 2013.

Bob A. Ricks

Lay Member

Bob A. Ricks was born in Houston, Texas.  He received his Bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1967, where he majored in accounting and minored in economics.  In 1969, he received his Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School, where he was an editor for The Baylor Law Review and a member of Phi Delta Phi.  He was also Secretary and Treasurer of his law school class.  After law school, he immediately began his law enforcement career, serving over 48 years.  In the FBI, he rose from the position of Special Agent to Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI for Oklahoma.  He supervised the FBI’s most widely-known undercover operation “ABSCAM,” which led to the conviction of one U.S. Senator and six Congressmen. During his time with the FBI, he was detailed to the Drug Enforcement Administration where he served as Chief Counsel and Senior Inspector.  Also, during his career with the FBI, he founded the New Jersey Terrorism Task Force in 1985, which led to multiple arrests of domestic terrorists responsible for scores of bombings in the United States. As Deputy Assistant Director, he was responsible for all FBI investigations of domestic and international terrorists.  He was appointed by President Reagan to head up “Operation Goldenrod,” which resulted in the first extra-territorial rendition of an international terrorist.   He helped lead the U.S. response to the downing of Pan Am 103.  In 1993, he was the press spokesman and coordinator of negotiators during the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco and served as the initial Incident Commander of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. 

In October 1995, Mr. Ricks was appointed Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and Cabinet Secretary for Safety and Security. He was also appointed as the Governor’s Director of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, and in 2002 he was appointed the first Director of Homeland Security for the State of Oklahoma by Governor Frank Keating, after the events of 9-11.

Following eight years of service with the Department of Public Safety, Mr. Ricks was hired as the Chief of Police for the City of Edmond in October 2003.  During his tenure with the Edmond Police Department, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame. Under his leadership, the Edmond Police Department was able to build a new state-of-the-art police facility that will serve the needs of Edmond for at least the next 50 years.  He retired from the Police Department in February 2017 after 13 years of service.   In February 2018, Mr. Ricks was appointed as the Interim Director for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and served in that position until July 1, 2018.

He is an active member of Henderson Hills Baptist Church where he taught juniors and seniors in the Youth Ministry for over 10 years; was an active member of Rotary for over 20 years and continues to read weekly to a second-grade class at Ida Freeman Elementary; is past President of the Committee of 100; and is a Board Member of the Emergency Responders Assistance Program, which gives assistance to first responders who have experienced traumatic incidents.  He is also serving on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Golf Association and is a former board member of WINGS, an organization dedicated to building a community for adults with special needs.  He is a former member of the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training and is a Life Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); a member of IACP’s Homeland Security Committee; and a former Chairman of the Metro Area Chiefs’ Association.  Mr. Ricks is a Ronald Reagan Alumni Association member; former Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle District; is a member of Baylor University’s Ex-Lettermen’s Association; a member of the Ex-Agents Association of the FBI; and is an Honorary Member of the FBI National Academy Associates.  Mr. Ricks has been married to Janis for 35 years and is the proud father of two married children and five grandchildren.

JOSEPH PRENTICE OSBI COMMISSION CHIEF MEMBER

Joe Prentice

Chief Member

Chief Prentice has enjoyed an almost 35-year career in Law Enforcement serving as Chief of Police for both the Oklahoma State University, Technical Branch (now OSUIT) and the Okmulgee Police Department. He has served in his current assignment for 15 years. Chief Prentice holds a degree in Criminal Justice, an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, and an Instructor Certification from the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.

Chief Prentice is a native Oklahoman having been born and raised in Okmulgee. He moved out of state for a year early in life and quickly realized that Oklahoma is home and where he belonged. He is honored to serve the citizens of his home state.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m.
OSBI Headquarters
6600 North Harvery Pl
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Next Meeting

OSBI Commission Meeting

Contact

Phone: 405-879-2960
Email: osbicommissioners@osbi.ok.gov