Training Division

Lt. Rondell Seratte is in charge of the Training Division and he is supported by three Sergeants and one parttime Officer. The Training Division is responsible for all training of the department to include monthly In-Service training as well as special training for members of the department and the coordination of outside Agencies needing specific training. The Division frequently provides training for the Lawton Public Schools, Cameron University, and other local Agencies. You may contact the Training Division at (580) 581-3399.

The Training Division is also where you will find the Community Oriented Policing Section. If you would like an Officer to come speak with your group or organization, or if you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch program, this is where you would start.

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Lieutenant Rondell Seratte began his career with the Lawton Police Department in January of 2000. He has been assigned to the Uniform Division as a patrol officer and Field Training Officer. He was assigned to the Special Operations Section in 2005 as a Detective until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in September of 2007. Lieutenant Seratte is currently assigned to the Training Division and is the Bike Patrol Supervisor as well as a member of the Honor Guard. He is also a department instructor in Defensive Tactics, Law Enforcement Drivers Training, Bicycle Patrol and coordinates the departments Police Academy physical training program. Lieutenant Seratte holds an Advanced Police Officer Certification from CLEET as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Lieutenant Seratte can be reached at (580) 581-3399 or rseratte@cityof.lawton.ok.us.


 



The training building houses two specialized pieces of training equipment. The first is the MILO System from IES Interactive Training, which is a firearms training simulator. The simulator allows officers to participate in real-life scenerios concerning use-of-force. The MILO system allows the student to work through a situation and decide the correct course of action throughout the use-of-force continuum. The second simulator is from L3 DPA (L3 Communications) and is their PatrolSim Driving Simulator. Training on this simulator allows students to be instructed on correct emergency driving proceedures while in the classroom, training that possibly could not be done on the street.

Sergeant Steve Martin is in charge of the departments Police Academy. He coordinates all the instructors and schedules the 23 week long Academy. Sgt. Martin is also responsible for the 16 week Field Training Officer Program that immediately follows the Academy. The department attempts to have a minimum of one Academy per year, with at least 10 new officers attending. Along with Lawton Police Recruits, there have also been Lawton Fire Chiefs and Marshalls attend the Academy. Sgt. Martin can be reached at the above phone number or smartin@cityof.lawton.ok.us.

Sergeant Mark Foreman is the Range Master for the department. He coordinates all training related to firearms, is responsible for controlling and upkeep of the firearms range, as well as assists other Agencies at the range. Sgt. Foreman can be reached at the above phone number or mforeman@cityof.lawton.ok.us.

 

 
 

 

The Emergency Communications Division is located in building 900 at the Great Plains Technology Center. The Emergency Communications Division, more commonly known as Dispatch, is responsible for receiving all calls for citizens needing an officers assistance, whether to report a crime or they need other assistance. The Emergency Communications Division not only is the dispatch center for Lawton, it also hanldes the dispatching of Sheriff Deputies and Military Police as well as Fire Emergencies.

The Emergency Communication Division also houses the Emergency Operations Center for the City in the case there is a storm or event that may need consolidated coordination between various entities around the City or County. The Emergency Operations Center has the ability to bring together all Agencies into one location so resources can be identified and utilized to serve citizens during an event.

The Emergency Communications Division is headed by Derrell Morgan and he can be reached at (580) 581-3492 or by email at dmorgan@cityof.lawton.ok.us.