Safe, enriched, productive and connected.  Linda A. Terrell’s life  
goals have been to create environments embracing these qualities  
whether in the life of a woman, man or child or the work place.   
Terrell has been a local, state and national leader in the areas of  
sexual violence, community/youth development, substance abuse  
and child abuse prevention and treatment, injury prevention, traffic  
safety, advocacy and health and wellness throughout her 30 year  
non-profit career. She has led organizations as the Executive  
Director for 18 of those 30 years.

Advocacy, passion and skilled non-profit management is the heart of  
Terrell’s work as she utilizes her expertise to achieve results with  
individuals, organizations and systems.  Currently, Terrell serves as  
the Executive Director of Educational Alternatives, also known as the  
Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute where Terrell  
empowers Oklahoma youth to drive free of distractions and trains law  
enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates and nurse examiners to  
more effectively respond to sexual assault.   Terrell also works as a  
nonprofit consultant, an adjunct professor in Human Relations at OU  
and a land and water fitness instructor.

Ms. Terrell received both her BA in Political Science and her MA in  
Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.  Terrell is married  
to David Wilson enjoying a blended family of four daughters, a son  
and three grandchildren.    
Linda A. Terrell, MHR
Oklahoma Regional
Community Policing Institute    
8915 South Olie Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
405.416.5448 (W)
405.416.5409 (F)
The Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute is a partnership of organizations dedicated to advancing the practice of law enforcement through real world application and institutionalization of the community policing concept. The ORCPI envisions community policing as a philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and community-police partnerships.
Our Mission

The Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute's mission is to enable all community members, law enforcement, government officials, community leaders and merchants, educational professionals and students, to see themselves as stakeholders in building a safer Oklahoma. The community policing philosophy encourages a broader understanding between citizens and law enforcement, and focuses on a shared responsibility in preventing crime and making neighborhoods safer.

Established in September 1997 as a part of the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office initiative to form regional institutes, the primary mission of this institute is to instill the community policing philosophy in law enforcement training and to generate interest among community leaders across the nation in an effort to make neighborhoods safer and reduce the fear of crime among citizens.
Education & Training

The Institute provides education and training workshops for law enforcement and citizens concerned with the prevention of crime and violence in their neighborhoods throughout the entire state of Oklahoma, and. Since its formation in 1997, the Institute has trained nearly 54,000 persons by conducting more than 1,200 classes, workshops, and conferences. In addition, more than 150 communities are currently taking advantage of on-site technical assistance services and/or other Institute programs. It is estimated that over 4 million people have been indirectly affected by ORCPI programs.

The Institute's responsiveness and flexibility have earned respect for the program, and professional rewards for the partners who lend their resources to its goals. Feedback from participants has been outstanding, and state leaders have expressed confidence that Oklahoma will become a national leader in community policing philosophy and training.

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