Frank Team

Frank Team is a evening shift team that works from 1600 hours (4:00PM) to 0200 hours (2:00AM). Their scheduled days off are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Frank Team's Watch Commander is Captain Rick Franz and his Lieutenants are Lt. Larry Cochran and Lt. Tom Bailey.




Captain Richard Franz started his law enforcement career with the Lawton Police Department in February of 1989. Capt. Franz spent many years in patrol before moving to training division where he was a Crime Prevention Officer and one of the department’s first Community Oriented Police Officers. Capt. Franz was promoted to Lieutenant in 2003 and served as a patrol supervisor and team supervisor for the Crisis Negotiation Team.

Capt. Franz was again promoted in January of 2010 to the rank of Captain, where he now serves as a Watch Commander and Chairman of the Meritorious Conduct Board, Commander of the Crisis Negotiation Team, and is the On Job Injury Coordinator. Captain Franz was recently transfered to the Technical Services Division as the Commander.

Captain Franz can be reached at (580) 581-3230 or


Lt. Larry Cochran began his career with the Lawton Police Department on May 6th 1998. He has served within the Uniform Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Professional Standards unit and the Special Operations unit. Lt. Cochran has also served on the departments Honor Guard and is currently serving as supervisor of the Crisis Negotiation Team.

Lt. Cochran has received numerous hours of continuing education to include Advanced Hostage Negotiations and Major Crime Scene Investigations. He has earned his advanced certification though the Council of Law Enforcement, Education and Training (CLEET) and numerous letters of commendations.

Lieutenant Cochran can be reached at (580) 581-3225 or


Lieutenant Thomas Bailey began his career with the Lawton Police Department in January 2000. Lt. Bailey spent several years working within the Patrol Division. In May 2008 Lt. Bailey transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division. Lt. Bailey was a case investigator and a Crime Scene Investigator. In July 2011 Lt. Bailey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Currently Lt. Bailey is assigned to the Patrol Division as a Patrol Supervisor.

Lt. Bailey graduated from Macarthur High School then Cameron University with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. Since joining the department he has earned his advanced CLEET certification. During Lt. Bailey’s time with the Lawton Police Department he has been assigned to the department’s bicycle team and was used as a field training officer. Currently he is an entry team leader on the Lawton Police Department’s Tactical Team.

Lt. Bailey can be reached at (580) 581-3226 or