The OBA recently announced the appointment of Rodney Floyd as Community Relations Chairman to the board of directors. Floyd of Moore will now manage community outreach, lead community initiatives across Oklahoma, and work to educate local communities and policy makers about the role bondsmen play in the criminal justice system.
“Rodney’s passion for the community and our industry is something we have witnessed and appreciated first-hand. When this role opened, I knew he would be a welcome addition to our board,” said Raymond Merrill, president of OBA. “His passion for people and his experience will help us to better serve the communities we represent.”
Floyd has been a licensed bondsman for more than five years, owning and operating Rodney’s Bail Bonds in Moore. Throughout his career, Floyd has served the state of Oklahoma and the nation in various law enforcement positions. Prior to becoming a bondsman, he was the director of safety for the Oklahoma Science Museum. Previously, he has also served as an investigator for the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System and Federal Public Defender – Western District.
His criminal justice experience began early in his career. He has served as a police officer for multiple jurisdictions, including the Okmulgee Police Department, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the State of Oklahoma. While at Okmulgee, he was also the president of the Fraternal Order of Police. Previously, he also served in the United States Army as a military police officer, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agent and as an infantry officer. During his tenure in the Army, he was involved in multiple combat tours, including Desert Storm and Afghanistan.
“Our organization and our members strive to protect and give back to our communities,” said Merrill. “Rodney brings a strong criminal justice background as well as dedication and knowledge to our board. With his expertise and loyalty, we’re excited for the potential to be more involved in and give back to our communities.”
Floyd earned his bachelor of science in criminal justice from Langston University Tulsa. He’s also a Trustee at the United Methodist Church in Prague as well as an ethics and public relations teacher as part of the bail bondsman licensing education. During the course of his career, Floyd has also earned more than 1,000 Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) training hours.