Mark Ohnesorge


M. S. -  Criminal Justice,  University of Oklahoma

B. S. -  Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 2007




Mark Ohnesorge brings nearly 15 years of law enforcement experience to NMSU with a wide array of experiences.  Mark obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University in 2007, and taught in public schools for one year before joining the Tulsa Police Department in 2008.  In his early years as an officer, Mark worked as a patrol officer in two patrol divisions before becoming a Crime Scene Detective in 2012.  He worked as a Crime Scene and Major Crimes Detective for four years before promoting to Sergeant and supervising a patrol squad.   During his time as a Major Crimes Detective, Mark went back to school and earned his Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Oklahoma.

After his brief assignment supervising a patrol squad, Mark transferred back to the Detective Division to work as a Major Crimes Detective Supervisor before being assigned to the Tulsa Police Academy to oversee the Field Training Program for the department and several projects at the Academy. 

In 2018, Mark was transferred to the Intelligence Unit for the Tulsa Police Department where he supervised a team of sworn and professional staff who worked data analysis, crime prevention, and undercover operations. 

In 2020 Mark was promoted to Captain and led a patrol shift until 2022 when he was reassigned to the Police Academy over recruiting and hiring.  During this time, Mark managed several high profile critical incidents and built community relationships among Tulsa's Hispanic Community. 

During his time as a Tulsa Police Officer, Mark worked to bring Crisis Intervention Training to the department, and had a hand in rewriting Oklahoma's state CIT training. He also is the commander of the department's Incident Management Team where he has assisted in the management of several large scale incidents in northeast Oklahoma. 

Mark has helped develop numerous classes for law enforcement training, is a Commissioner on Mayor G.T. Bynum's Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic and Latinx Affairs Commission, and has spoken at numerous conferences and events. 

Mark is married to his lovely wife, Maggie, and they have 6 kids who keep them busy with school, church, and sports.  

Teaching Spring 2023 mini semester courses: 

CJUS 302 Crime, Justice, and Society

CJUS 425 Issues in Ethics, Law, and CJ