Our loved ones, and elders in particular, are targeted by phone, mail and computer scams more during the holidays than any other time of year. CPN Workforce Development & Social Services Safe and Stable Families Education Counselor Jamelle Payne writes about a scam awareness workshop WFSS held alongside CPNPD at the Tribe’s Elder Center in December 2022.
In October 2022, the Oklahoma Public Safety Conference named Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department dispatcher Joan Nevin the state’s 2022 Telecommunicator of the Year at its annual event.
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.
The below article originally ran in the August 25, 2015 edition of the Shawnee News-Star. It has been reproduced here with their express written permission. It was an emotional weekend for two mothers — the mom of an in- fant found not breathing and the dispatcher who had a calming voice on the other end Read More »
Serving most areas of southern Pottawatomie County, Okla. and adjacent Oklahoma County is not an easy job for the Tribal police force or the vehicles that carry them from areas as far away as Asher to Harrah. Understanding those challenges, the CPNPD is always on the lookout for new opportunities to secure top-of-the-line equipment in Read More »
Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Tribal Police Department received a unique honor when City of Tecumseh Police Chief Gary Crosby presented CPN Police Chief Jim Collard with a plaque thanking the tribal police for their cooperation and support with law enforcement. Tecumseh’s Assistant Chief of Police J.R Kidney also attended the gathering at the CPN North Reunion Read More »