Lake Patrol

Lieutenant Robby Edmonson 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. Edmonson has two full-time officers working with him at the lakes, Sergeant Eric Weatherly and Sergeant Keith Logue. 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.



Lt. Edmonson was hired on March 20th 1988, and attended the 5th Lawton Police Academy. Upon completion of the FTO program he was assigned to midnight shift patrol. In March of 1992, he was transferred to the Special Operation Unit as a narcotics investigator. Lt. Edmonson was one of the detectives instrumental in "Operation Clean Sweep", aimed at cleaning up the old 1st Street area.

Lt Edmson tansfered back to Patrol in 1993 and remained there until 1995 when he was transfered to the Criminal Investigation Division. During his time in CID, he worked crimes against property as well as crimes against persons. One of his major cases was that of a serial rapist, which received 13 life sentences. This was the first case based on DNA in Comanche County.

Lt. Edmonson was transferred back to Patrol in May of 1999 and in December of 1999 I was assigned to the K-9 Unit. My first dog was a German Sheppard named Mex. Mex was trained as a dual purpose dog and worked both narcotics and patrol work. In March of 2002 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant at which time he took over as the K-9 Unit supervisor as well as supervising a patrol shift. Lt. Edmonson attended a K-9 Narcotic/Patrol Dog Trainers School and became a trainer. Lt. Edmonson worked in patrol and K-9 until being transfered to Lake Patrol in 2010 where he is currently assigned. Lt. Edmonson is also the Dive Team Supervisor.

Lt. Edmonson can be reached at (580) 529-2800 or