Executive Director Chuck Foley
With more than 40 years’ law enforcement experience, Foley is well versed in the issues and challenges facing OSPOA’s members. Retiring in September 2016 as Chief of Mustang Police Department, Foley spent the bulk of his career in Oklahoma City.
There, he worked for 35 years, moving from the traffic division – where he was assigned as a rookie – all the way up to division commander. In both Oklahoma City and Mustang, colleagues and administrators have praised Foley’s dedication, professionalism and drive, characteristics that made him the perfect choice for OSPOA’s directorship.
Foley has always been a strong advocate of close community ties – throughout his career, the former chief and administrator has been pivotal in strengthening bonds between individual departments, as well as forging partnerships with the community, taking part in or directing events like the Blue Mass, Polar Plunge and Shop with an Officer and many others.
With Foley’s appointment, OSPOA is poised to begin a new chapter in its more than 100-year history. Foley said he hoped to not only expand the association’s membership, but also its scope of member services.
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to lead such a worthwhile and historical association, one that advocates not just for peace officers, but for support staff, private investigators and guards, dispatchers, security guards and more,” Foley said.
Foley said he planned a makeover of OSPOA’s signature publication, the Oklahoma Peace Officer, as well as an update of the association’s website and increased interactions – including higher visibility – throughout the community.