Major Radford Paul Christian serves as the Zone 6 commander which consists of Troop SO – Special Operations, Troop BT – Bomb Squad, Troop O – Aircraft, Troop R – Capital Patrol, and the Evidence Division.
Christian joined the Patrol on March 30, 1999, as a member of the 51st Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to Troop H, Custer County Detachment. On May 1, 2005, he transferred to Troop SO as a criminal interdiction/K9 handler assigned to the west Interstate 40 detachment. Christian transferred to Troop V Officer Assistance Program on August 12, 2013. On December 1, 2013, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Troop H East Detachment as a field supervisor. On September 1, 2018, Christian was promoted to Captain and assigned to Troop SO as the Special Operation/Asset Forfeiture Commander. Christian was promoted to Major on May 1, 2022 and assigned as the Zone 6 Commander. Throughout his career, Christian has served as a member of the Emergency Response Team, Fatality Accident Reconstruction Team, and Officer Assistance member.
Major Christian earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK in 1996. Christian served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1997-2002.