Meet Officer Marcus Burris of the CPN Police Department

A desire to serve citizens and improve his community inspired Patrol Officer Marcus Burris to seek a career in law enforcement. After joining the CPN Police Department in 2020, he continues to find fulfillment in community engagement and values the partnerships CPNPD has with other law enforcement in the area.

Shop with a Cop brings together community, law enforcement

In 2020, Shop with a Cop raised more than $13,500 with the help of 16 organizations, including Citizen Potawatomi Nation and many local nonprofits, businesses and entrepreneurs. The generous donations provided enough to give more than 130 participants money for gifts.

Hownikan Podcast: December 2020

This month, we talk to CPN child prosecutor Lisa Herbert about the Tribe’s court system, hear about the annual Shop with a Cop charity event and learn about credit counseling services from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation as well as learn winter words in Potawatomi.

Behind the badge

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department Patrol Officer James Berry held several jobs before working in law enforcement, and his layers extend far beyond his uniform.

CPN-Pottawatomie County 911 Dispatch Center complete

Pottawatomie County residents, in the late hours of October 13 a major change in the area’s 911 dispatching services went through without a single problem arising. County 911 call services were transferred from the old dispatch center in Tecumseh to the newly upgraded 911 dispatch center located inside the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal PoliceDepartment. “We Read More »

CPN now dispatching home for Pott. County 911

The ink is dry and the deal is sealed, with the Pottawatomie County Enhanced 911 Authority and Citizen Potawatomi Nation fi nalizing an agreement that will see the Tribal police headquarters become the new home for the Pottawatomie County emergency dispatch center. “This agreement saves money for Pottawatomie County’s first responders from as far north Read More »

Federal grants to improve emergency communications in Pottawatomie County

 First responders learned hard lessons in the aftermath of the May 19, 2013 tornado outbreak that damaged substantial portions of CPN’s jurisdiction. In the early stages of the rescue and recovery efforts around Bethel Acres, Okla., radio communications across the county quickly were overwhelmed. Emergency responders working in the afflicted areas received busy signals when Read More »