Lake Patrol

Lieutenant Bill Jenkins is in charge of the Lake Patrol. The City of Lawton is responsible for both Lake Ellsworth and Lake Lawtonka, to include boathouses, camping sites, and picnic areas that are on City property. Lt. Jenkins has two full-time officers working with him at the lakes, Sergeant Eric Weatherly and Sergeant Kurt Short. During the summer months while lake activity is at its highest, extra officers from in town are assigned specific shifts at the lakes for better coverage.

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

You may contact Lake Patrol Headquarters at (580) 529-2800.



Lieutenant Jenkins began his career with Lawton in 1997. During his career, he has served in Patrol and Criminal Investigations. He has also been a member of the K-9 Unit, Gang Unit, Tactical Team and Honor Guard. He is currently serving on the Tactical Team and Honor Guard as supervisors of the teams.

Lt. Jenkins was promoted in 2010 and is currently a Patrol Supervisor. He received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from CLEET and and the 49th Crime Scene Investigators Academy. He was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the Oklahoma Sheriffs and {Peace Officer Association, along with a Meritorious Conduct Bar and Life Saving Bar.

Lt. Jenkins received a Bachelor's of Science degree with a Spanish Minor from Northwestern State University as he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Lieutenant Jenkins can be reached at (580) 529-2800 or