Mike Nance retired from the Tulsa Police Department after 38 years. Throughout his career, he worked as a street officer, foot patrol officer in public housing projects, mounted patrol officer, and street crimes investigator conducting drug enforcement. Mr. Nance was assigned to the Department's Planning and Research Division where he designed and implemented the agency's geo-spacial incident mapping system, domestic violence reporting system, automated property system, and automated incident reporting system.
Mr. Nance was one of the original members of the Department's Special Operations/Tactical Team, and managed the Department's Honor Guard for sixteen years. He investigated Domestic Violence and instructed statewide for Domestic Violence Intervention Services. Mr. Nance also instructs Missing Persons Investigations and Cold Case Homicide Investigations throughout the state of Oklahoma as a CLEET certified instructor. He was also assigned to the Major Crime Unit and finally as a Homicide Investigator where he worked approximately 15 years before his retirement. After retirement from the Tulsa Police Department, Mr. Nance worked as a cold case/missing person investigator for the Oklahoma District Attorney's Office District 27.
Mr. Nance is a member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Team ADAM and Project Alert programs. He is also a member of NecroSearch International. He has been a NamUs Regional Program Specialist since 2012