“I am honored to serve as Oklahoma County Sheriff!”


Undersheriff P.D. Taylor is an active, well-known pillar in the law enforcement community. He has served the citizens of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Count for 46 years in various capacities. Upon his retirement from the Oklahoma City Police Department on January 31, 1997, he immediately came to work for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office on the very next day! P.D. was hired by the Sheriff’s Office as a Captain due to the extensive knowledge he possessed from his prior law enforcement service. He was promoted to the rank of Major on October 1, 1999 and then serving us as Undersheriff for almost 14 years.

Holding the position of Undersheriff has brought many new and challenging obligations. This position puts him second in command of an organization with approximately 1000 employees comprised of civilian, detention, and law enforcement personnel. Holding this command also requires him to act as the agency head during the Sheriff’s absence.

P.D. serves with dedication and passion because safety for the public and our law enforcement officers is his number one priority. He has dedicated his life to it. P.D. and his wife Carolyn have three daughters and . Being a father and grandfather has made him more keenly determined to ensure we have a safe community to raise our children. P.D. has positive, longtime relationships with many of the county officers that comprise the budget board, and will be unveiling P.D.’s Plan that will detail his vision for the future of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department.

P.D. is rarely found idle or without work to be done. He is an active member of the Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association, and the Oklahoma Chiefs of Police. He also volunteers and serves on many boards, committees, and commissions. He currently holds a seat on the Oklahoma County Retirement Board, the Conditional Bond Board, the Drug Court Board, the Community Sentencing Board, the ABLE Commission, and the Planning Committee for Leadership Oklahoma City. In addition, he has received numerous accolades and honors.

P.D. Taylor is a graduate of Putnam City High School, the Class of 1964, and he obtained his associate degree in police science from Oklahoma City Southwestern College.  While serving in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, Taylor was stationed in Vietnam, attaining the rank of sergeant.