Detective Powell is an 26-year veteran of law enforcement, with 9 of those years serving as an investigator. During his tenure with the City of Glenpool he has earned an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Tulsa Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University.
He has also completed 30 hours toward his graduate degree in Criminal Justice Administration, also through Northeastern State University and has earned the advanced Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certification. Detective Powell has undergone additional extensive training with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency and CLEET's Criminal Investigator Academy. He was named Officer of the Year for 2016.