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.
Kaya, Officer Spradlin's German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, is his most valuable tool on the job. In service for almost nine years, Kaya can sniff out drugs, attack criminals and protect citizens. Kaya and Officer Spradlin are one of four teams of K9 patrols in the Lighthorse Police force.