Traffic Division

Lieutenant Justin Thorne is in charge of the Traffic Division. Currently, there are both motorcyle officers assigned to the traffic unit and non-motorcycle traffic officers. This unit is responsible for traffic enforcement on a daily basis but also responsible for the investigatin of major traffic collisions. Members of this unit have been trained in advanced traffic collision investigations. Current plans are to obtain training for this unit in Traffic Collision Reconstruction where more precise and exact details of a collision can be recorded for major collisions.


Lieutenant Justin Thorne began his career with the Lawton Police Department in June 2006. Lt. Thorne spent several years working within the Patrol Division. In February 2012, Lt. Thorne transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division. Lt. Thorne was a case investigator and a Crime Scene Investigator. May 2014 Lt. Thorne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Currently Lt. Thorne is assigned to the Patrol Division as a Patrol Supervisor.

Since joining the department, Lt. Thorne has worked as a traffic officer and is currently on the departments Tactical Team as a sniper. Lt. Thorne's father is Harold Thorne, past Chief of Police for Lawton.

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