Jackie Switzer

Executive Director,
 Interim

I began my career with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in January of 2006 at the Beaver Community Work Center then left the Department in 2010 after working at the rank of Lieutenant, in order to finish my education. I now hold a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, as well as a Master's Degree in Human Resources. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. 

I have been privileged to work as an intern for Probation and Parole, as well as completing a Practicum with Southeast District Community Corrections.

I returned to the Department of Corrections in 2014 and continued to serve as an officer until I accepted a position with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services working as a Child Welfare Specialist.  In January of 2016, I accepted a position with OCP as the statewide membership representative.

In February of 2017, I accepted the nomination of the board to become the acting Executive Director for OCP.

Throughout my experience in various capacities with the Department, I have come to understand that our Officers and Staff are some of the most dedicated and hard working individuals you will find.  DOC employees are regularly asked to work more effectively with less resources. This is a problem that has been growing for a long time. I am excited about having the opportunity and now the position to help make some positive changes.

On a personal note, please understand that no one person can "fix" our Agency or the problems that have been growing for decades. That is where you come in. By joining OCP, and being an active member, you are part of the solution.

Thank you for the opportunity to stand beside you.  Remember, OCP has your back.