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. James Johnson.




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


Lt. Johnson joined the Lawton Police Department in February 1992. He has worked in Patrol Division and Narcotics in his career with the Lawton Police Department. He was a member of the Tactical Unit from 1997 to 2007 on the entry team but his primary job was that of a sniper. In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he was assigned to patrol and as motorcycle supervisor for a short period.

Lt. Johnson earned a B.S degree from Ahab’s Institute of Motorcycle technology in 1987, specializing in Harley-Davidson repair, a B.A degree from Cameron University in Criminal Justice in 1990, a M.A degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Oklahoma City University in 1992 and a B.S degree in Funeral Service from The University of Central Oklahoma in 2005. He is also licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer by the State of Oklahoma and nationally board certified by The International Conference of Funeral Service. He works as a Funeral Director in his spare time.

Lt. Johnson is a Mason and has been a member of Mt. Scott Masonic Lodge 540 in Lawton since 1996 and is a member of The Guthrie Scottish Rite as a 32nd degree Mason since 1997.

Lt. Johnson can be reached at (580) 581-3225 or