Biography Of Chief Deputy Michelle Robinette

The Chief of the Detention Division is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the David L Moss Criminal Justice Center, our 1700 inmate capacity jail.
TCSO Start Date: July 1, 1995
Law Enforcement History:
1995 to Present – Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office

On October 31, 2008, Michelle Robinette was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy. The following day she was given command of the David L Moss Correctional Center and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division. Chief Robinette joined the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in 1995, where she quickly accomplished the goals and met the standards required for attaining increased rank. Through her work in all of the TCSO divisions, she has developed a keen understanding of the policies and procedures utilized by the Office and good insight into their application.

In 1997, as a member of the David L Moss Correctional Center transition team, Chief Robinette was directly involved in creating a design for the new jail. She also played an active role in creating and implementing the Direct Supervision philosophy of operation, as well as training existing personnel in its implementation.

Having achieved the rank of Captain, in 2004 Robinette was given responsibility for planning and coordinating the efforts to take back command of the detention facility from a private organization which had been managing it. On July 1, 2005 the David L Moss Correctional Center once again fell under the command of TCSO, with Robinette acting as the Administrative Captain of the jail she had, years before, helped design and implement.

• Developed the Tulsa County Citizen’s Academy
• Assisted in the development and implementation of policies and procedures Associations and

• Member of the Fraternal Order of Police
• Member of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association
• Member of American Correctional Association
• American Correctional Association Auditor
• Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Assessor
• Vatterott Criminal Justice Advisory Board

Education and Training:
• Executive Excellence Program from National Institute of Corrections
• School of Police Supervision, hosted by Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in juvenile justice from Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado