Community Relations

The Lawton Police Department prides itself on being involved in the community through various programs such as Community Orientated Policing, Crime Stoppers, and the Citizens Police Academy. The Department currently has four Sergeants assigned to our Community Oriented Policing program. The COP Unit is responsible for conducting programs for civic groups, schools, church's, and neighborhood organizations. Follow this link to the Community Oriented Policing page.

If you feel that you are the victim of Domestic Abuse, visit our page on Domestic Abuse Procedures to see what help you can receive and who to call for help. We also lists steps that you can take to protect yourself and explain what we as Officers are allowed to do. Most importantly, if you need help please call.


We have our kids pages up and running again, please click on the picture to the left to go to our Kids Safety Menu.


Annually, we host a Cops and Kids picnic with games and refreshments for those attending. The picnic offers a time for those in and around Lawton to come meet Officers and Staff of the Department, as well as see some of the equipment that is utilized. The Cops and Kids picnic is usually held in September of each year.

Do you have a police/fire radio scanner? Have you ever wondered just what the radio is talking about when you hear someone say "I'll be 10-75" or "I'm 10-8"? If you want to know what our frequencies are and what our "10 Code" means, go to our 10 Code Page.

If you would like information on rules at the lakes, please visit our Boating-Swimming-Camping-Fishing Regulations page and our Hunting Regulations page.

Numerous neighborhoods around Lawton are involved in local Neighborhood Watch programs. The programs are designed to help residents of specific neighborhoods understand problems that may be occuring in their area as they come together and try and find a solution to the problems in conjunction with police. Neighbors actively watch out for each other and if something suspicious is observed, a call can be made to police with the information. The most productive way to help curb crime is for the community and police to work hand in hand. However, direct involvement of citizens to combbat crime themselves is strongly discouraged. Please visit here for a list of Neighborhood Watch Programs around Lawton.

Our COP Officers also visit various Elementary schools in Lawton and read to students through our Books and Badges program. Officers will go to the schools and spend time reading to the students and then discussing the book afterwards. This gives the students opportunity to meet police officers and realize that the officers are there to help them. We also hope that the students will understand that reading is fun and reading and language skills are important.

Sgt. Tonya Criger

Officer Melaine Powers