Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Criminal Investigation Unit
Message from the Investigator
Thank you for taking the time to look at our information. If I or Investigator Williams may be of any assistance to you, or if you are aware of a situation involving any sort of environmental pollution, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Oftentimes we assist other agencies with cases that have an environmental angle, and are able to develop probable cause (either for a warrant or for an arrest) using the environmental statutes. This then can sometimes be used to develop a case on other statutory violations.
I teach an 8-hour CLEET course on environmental crime investigations--if you are interested in attending this course, or even in hosting the course in your area, please contact me. I also have reference booklets that I can send out to interested officers which will allow them to better identify what situations constitute environmental crimes.