OSBI Commission names new permanent Director
OKLAHOMA CITY (August 26, 2022) – Today, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Commission met to consider the leadership of the Bureau. By a unanimous vote, commissioners appointed Aungela Spurlock the next OSBI Director. Spurlock has been Interim Director since August 17, 2022, after Ricky Adams announced his retirement earlier this month.
“I am honored by the Commission’s vote of confidence,” said Spurlock. “This is a special agency and I am proud to have been part of this team for the past 20 years. OSBI was transformed under Director Adams leadership, and I am excited about continuing that trajectory in the years to come.”
“As Chairman of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Commission, it was an honor being a part of selecting Aungela Spurlock as the new Director of the OSBI. Her experience, dedication and professionalism are readily apparent. The citizens of Oklahoma can rest easy under Director Spurlock’s leadership. She will continue to catapult the OSBI as the premier state investigative agency into the next century.”
Prior to being selected as the Interim Director earlier this month, Spurlock served as a Major in the Investigative Division of the OSBI. In that role, she led the North Central Region, Northeast Region, Southeast Region, Sexual Assault Unit, was the Chief Polygraph Examiner, and has led other specialty programs and projects. She is a graduate of the 143rd Southern Police Institute (SPI) Administrative Officers Course and was named a Dean’s Scholar and elected Secretary during the session. She joined the OSBI in 2002 and has a total of 29 years of law enforcement experience.
Spurlock is the first woman to be appointed director in the OSBI’s nearly 100-year history.