Since April of 2000, the Comanche Nation has provided law enforcement service for its people. Since its humble reorganization, the department has grown to the current structure of 15 officers and 8 dispatch personnel. Our vision is to provide the most professional services for our people. Through the use of the BIA 638 contract and Department of Justice Tribal Resources Grants, the Comanche Nation Police has grown into the nation's only Accredited Tribal Agency. Chief Ray Anderson additionally serves as the Tribal Representative on the Oklahoma Chiefs of Police Association.
Structure: The department is divided into the functional divisions to provide patrol, investigations, and in-house dispatch functions.
, Patrol Division: Under the supervision of Assistant Chief Ron Niedo, eleven officers provide patrol services for tribal members, tribal businesses, court service and support services such as funeral escorts. Upon passage of the FY 2007, the patrol division will add three new officers to support the newly created Devol Substation in Cotton County. The patrol division averages 2,500-3,000 units of service monthly to the tribal community over the 6,300 square miles of tribal land spread over seven counties.
, Criminal Investigations: Under the supervision of Assistant Chief Vernon Griffin, the department has three graduates of the Oklahoma Criminal Investigation Academy. The department averages 45 cases monthly requiring investigation, court preparation, and adjudication in the CFR or Federal Courts. Detective Griffin is a charter member of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation and Professional Standards Program. Detective Donna O'Brien serves as the Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Collation on Domestic Violence.
, Communications Division: The Comanche Nation operates as in-house communication center to serve all tribal members with a ingle point service location regardless of where the tribal member resides. This service provides immediate fire, health, and public safety response.
The Comanche Nation Police fully supports and utilizes Community Policing Programs and will announce its FY 2007 Bicycle Rodeos, Community Workshops and Safe Kids programs in the near future. – less–ZoomInfo