Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Youth Academy

The Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Youth Academy provides an excellent opportunity for Native American youth to explore a career in law enforcement. Academy students will hear presentations from law enforcement personnel who understand the daily challenges faced within the tribal law enforcement community; and learn life skills such as: teamwork, communication, safety and crime prevention.

At the academy, lessons cover a wide spectrum of law enforcement procedures and practices. Participants will be presented with opportunities ranging from the proper use of handcuffs to the safest way to conduct a traffic stop. Students will learn the challenges faced by law enforcement officers on a daily basis.

The camp is free. Forty Native American youth, ages 9 to 15, will be selected based on answers to the application questions and a complete application form, including all waiver forms.

Chickasaw youth will be given first priority for slots in the camp with any remaining openings being given to other youth who are enrolled members of a federal recognized tribe.

Camp activities will include:

  • Drills and Marching
  • Custody and Control
  • Handcuffing and Searching
  • Pontotoc County Jail Tour
  • K-9 Unit Demonstration
  • Olympic Shooting Program
  • Vehicle Patrol and Traffic Stop
  • SWAT and Dive Team Demonstration

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents


Contact Information


Phone:
(580) 436-1166

Location

Lighthorse Police Department - Ada Precinct

1130 W. Main

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 436-7213

Last Updated: 11/16/2016