Echo Team

Echo Team is a evening shift team that works from 1600 hours (4:00PM) to 0200 hours (2:00AM). Their scheduled days off are Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The Echo Team's Watch Commander is Captain Robert Puccino and his Lieutenants are Lt. Eric Carter and Lt. Ulysses Henderson.

 

 

Captain Robert E Puccino began his law enforcement career with the Lawton Lake Patrol and then spent 1 year with the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department before joining the Lawton Police Department in March of 1988. With the Lawton Police Department he has served as a patrol officer, with assignments to the bike patrol, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Tactical Unit/S.W.A.T. as a team leader and sniper supervisor, Policy Review Board and the Honor Guard, he is also a firearms instructor, C.L.E.E.T. Advanced Instructor, and the department’s Health and Fitness Instructor.

Captain Puccino was promoted to Lieutenant in March 2000 and spent his first 2 years as a patrol supervisor before being transferred to training division as the Training Division Commander. In July 2011 he was promoted to Captain and serves as a Watch Commander in patrol division and he is also in charge of the Gang Unit and Lake Division. His additional duties include Peer Support, Honor Guard Commander and Highway Safety Grant coordinator.

Captain Puccino graduated Cum Laude from Cameron University in May of 2002. He also holds an Advanced Certification from C.L.E.E.T. and A trainer certification from the Cooper Institute. His awards include: Carnegie Medal for Heroism, Medal of Honor, 2 Life Saving awards.

Captain Puccino can be reached at (580) 581-3534 or rpuccino@cityof.lawton.ok.us

 


Lieutenant John Schwenk, Jr. was born and raised in Lawton, OK. He attended MacArthur High School and obtained a degree from Cameron University. Schwenk began his career with the Lawton Police Department on May 3rd, 1999. He served in the Uniform Division for over 11 years. During that time, Schwenk was utilized for several years as a Traffic Officer. He attended Traffic Collision training as well as DUI enforcement training that included him accomplishing certification as a DRE (Drug recognition Expert) through IACP. The following year Schwenk became a DRE Instructor. Schwenk was also a member of the Department’s Bike Patrol Team.

In September of 2010, Schwenk became a Detective and was reassigned to the (CID) Criminal Investigation Division. Schwenk was soon designated as one of the Divisions Fraud/White Collar Investigators, primarily investigating those specified cases for about 2 ½ years, until he was designated as the Divisions Audio/Video Forensic Investigator. While in CID, Schwenk investigated all kinds of cases, ranging from Petit Larceny to Murder.

Schwenk is a member of the Departments Crisis Negotiation Team. He has also been utilized extensively as a Field Training Officer to help train new officers.

Lt. Schwenk can be reached at (580) 580-3225 or jschwenk@cityof.lawton.ok.us.


 

 

 

Lieutenant Ulysses Henderson has been on the department sonce August 2004. Since joining the department, Henderson has been assigned to Patrol, Community Oriented Policing, and Special Operations. He is currently assigned to the Traffic Division, and serves on the department’s Tactical Team as the Medic. Henderson holds a basic Instructor certification, an Advanced Peace Officer Certification from CLEET, a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Cameron University. He is also an accident reconstructionist.

Prior to joining the police department, Lt. Henderson spent 4 years on active duty as an intelligence analyst in the United States Army and was honorably discharged from the 2/14th FA BDE here at Ft. Sill OK.

Lt. Henderson can be reached at (580) 581-3226 or uhenderson@cityof.lawton.ok.us.