TULSA - Despite a search that has lasted for a few months, Tulsa has had no luck finding a new chief information officer.
So, the city now plans to go national in its search, hiring a headhunting firm to help identify qualified candidates.
TPD Major Jonathan Brooks has filled the position since last September, when what was thought was a major security breach opened city leaders' eyes to potential problems with city websites.
But Maj. Brooks has another job waiting for him -- commanding officer at TPD's Riverside Division.
He tells KRMG T.L. Cox from the city's Management Review Office will assume the position in the interim as the search for a permanent CIO continues.
Asked about the cost of the search, he said it's a public safety issue.
"Protecting citizens' information, making sure the City of Tulsa can conduct business in a safe manner, that's also a form of public safety," he said.
He added that he's looking forward to taking the reins at Riverside Division.