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OSBI Timeline 1980   
 Headquarters named after Carl H. Tyler

Old OSBI Headquarters renamed for Carl H. Tyler who served as OSBI Director from 1967-1973


1982 - For the first time in Oklahoma, the use of psychological profiling techniques were used in a homicide case.


1982 - Both Investigative and Administrative employees are moved to a new headquarters building at 3303 S. Meridian. Criminalist employees remain at old headquarters building.


1982 - OSBI hires its first chief legal officer.


1982 - The OSBI institutes an Oil Field Theft Unit to investigate oil field related crimes.


1983 - OSBI begins background investigations on nominees for the Oklahoma Horseracing Commission.


1983 - Budget cuts force the OSBI to rewrite policy regarding assistance to local law enforcement. The OSBI will now only assist on "Part 1" crimes:  murder, rape, robbery and assault.


1984 - Four people are murdered and three more wounded in the Geronimo bank robbery. OSBI agents and criminalists assist the FBI.


1986 - OSBI hosts a national conference on Serial Murders, Unidentified Bodies and Missing Persons in Oklahoma City.  Forty-six states are represented.


1987 - Expungement law passes allowing OSBI to expunge criminal history records for defendants who are acquitted and have had no charges filed within one year of their arrest.


1988 - With a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant, the OSBI places  gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers in regional labs to be used for drug analysis. Another BJA grant allows the OSBI and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN)  to create a "Clan Lab Model Enforcement Program." The program develops forensic chemist teams to investigate and respond to clandestine methamphetamine labs.


1988 - The Joint Auto Theft Task Force in Oklahoma City nets 67 motor vehicles, one hot air balloon, 91 marihuana plants and $40,000 worth of miscellaneous property.


1988 - OSBI begins purchasing personal computers for employees in regional offices.


1988 - A federal grant allows Uniform Crime Reporting to convert from a manual summary based system for gathering of crime statistics to an automated incident system.


1989 - 7,605 criminal history record checks performed.