Self-Governance

The Chickasaw Nation has survived despite attempts throughout history to destroy or undermine its sovereignty. That's why positive interactions with the U.S. Government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs benefit everyone. On the local level, the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police maintains partnerships with adjacent law enforcement jurisdictions. The Chickasaw Nation also has its own executive, legislative and judicial branches, and all Chickasaw citizens over the age of 18 are eligible to vote.

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Voter Registration in the Chickasaw Nation

Rita Loder, Election Secretary
Each year, Chickasaw citizens have the unique opportunity to help determine the future of the Nation by casting their votes.

What is Self-Governance?

Thomas John, Undersecretary of Community Services, Department of Community Services, Chickasaw Nation
Self-governance is an exercise of sovereignty, but it's more than that.

Lighthorse Police: SWAT Team

Brent Harper
The Lighthorse Police Department's SWAT Team handles the dangerous and the difficult ... and they do it with advanced military-style training.

Lighthorse Police: Jeremy Spradlin and K9 Unit

K9 Officer
Kaya, Officer Spradlin's German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, is his most valuable tool on the job.

The Jurisdiction of the Lighthorse Police

Thomas John
Lighthorse Police Force works in cooperation with federal, state and local police to fight and prevent crime.