The Jurisdiction of the Lighthorse Police

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Lighthorse Police Force works in cooperation with federal, state and local police to fight and prevent crime. Though the overlap of jurisdiction ensures that each case will have the most appropriate law enforcement unit assigned to it, it also forms a complicated web that can at first be difficult for civilians to understand.

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The Three Main Bureaus of the Lighthorse Police Department

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There are three main bureaus within the Lighthorse Police.

The Lighthorse Police

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The Lighthorse Police is a part of the Division of Self-Governance to help create separation in the realms of law enforcement.

The History of the Lighthorse Police

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Before statehood, when this was Indian Territory, officers of the law would ride alone or with a partner and were known for their mobility.

Lighthorse Police: Jeremy Spradlin and K9 Unit

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

The Organizational Structure of Lighthorse Police

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The Chickasaw Territory covers thirteen Oklahoma counties and more than 7,600 square miles.

The Lighthorse Police Standard

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The Lighthorse Police Department is extremely selective when it comes to hiring new officers.

A Compact Establishes Lighthorse Police

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Prior to 2004, law enforcement on Chickasaw land had been federally funded through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.