Tribal member Peggy Dittberner wanted something to do that would benefit both people and animals. The police department was a perfect fit because they use K-9s.
Not much in life slows down Citizen Potawatomi Nation police officer Kurt Shirey. In fact, some consider him to be the Nation’s Energizer Bunny. Before coming to work at CPN, Shirey served 25 years as a City of Shawnee police officer and then became the Pottawatomie County Sheriff for seven years. He enjoyed some aspects Read More »
As upgrades to Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s police and emergency dispatch system expand, so do benefits to more than 40,000 Pottawatomie County residents and nearly a dozen fire and police agencies, with plans for continued growth. May 19, 2013, a catastrophic long-track EF-4 tornado swept through Lake Thunderbird, Bethel Acres and Shawnee, Oklahoma. “It hit Read More »
With approximately 5,000 people travelling to Festival, many of whom only visit Tribal headquarters once a year, the CPN Tribal Police are on the front line of informing attendees of the “do’s and don’ts” of the event. From a malfunctioning water faucet to emergency response, Tribal police answer all the calls during Festival, many of Read More »
Dan LeClaire. Though the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s diversification between gaming, federal and enterprise revenue is key to its ongoing economic success, the integrity of Tribal gaming operations is of paramount importanceas an economic engine in Pottawatomie County and the State of Oklahoma. In charge of overseeing and ensuring that these operations remain in compliance with 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 »
Ada, Okla. is known for several things. It is home to East Central University and is the birthplace of country singer Blake Shelton. Just northeast of this small Oklahoma town is one more thing that makes Ada unique. It is the home of Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, better known as CLEET. 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 »