Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Students and faculty members in SWOSU’s 2015-16 Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement CLEET Program are (front from left): SWOSU Associate Dean Dr. Chad Kinder; Chance Bunch, Perkins; Stetson Haigler, Eagle City; Colby Haigler, Canton; Dylan Conley, Rose; Sam Ridenhour, Watonga; Cassidy Jackson, Oklahoma City; Jesse Lingerfelt, Lawton;  Eric Burchett, Cordell; Landon Whaley, Collinsville; Eric Deckert, Alexandria (VA); Bryan Lewis, Ft. Cobb; Caleb Haynes, Crescent; SWOSU CLEET Collegiate Office Program Director Steven Kemp; and Tyler Johnson, Grove. Back from left—Matt Hoffman, Weatherford; Jaylen Flynn, Watonga; Haley Frost, Piedmont; Shelby Shurtz, Perkins; Orlando Martinez, Weatherford; and Russell Brafford, Duke. Not pictured is Josey Branch, Skiatook.

Students and faculty members in SWOSU’s 2015-16 Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement CLEET Program are (front from left): SWOSU Associate Dean Dr. Chad Kinder; Chance Bunch, Perkins; Stetson Haigler, Eagle City; Colby Haigler, Canton; Dylan Conley, Rose; Sam Ridenhour, Watonga; Cassidy Jackson, Oklahoma City; Jesse Lingerfelt, Lawton; Eric Burchett, Cordell; Landon Whaley, Collinsville; Eric Deckert, Alexandria (VA); Bryan Lewis, Ft. Cobb; Caleb Haynes, Crescent; SWOSU CLEET Collegiate Office Program Director Steven Kemp; and Tyler Johnson, Grove. Back from left—Matt Hoffman, Weatherford; Jaylen Flynn, Watonga; Haley Frost, Piedmont; Shelby Shurtz, Perkins; Orlando Martinez, Weatherford; and Russell Brafford, Duke. Not pictured is Josey Branch, Skiatook.

CLEET Program at SWOSU Accepting Apps

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is currently accepting applications for its 2016-17 Council on Law Enforcement, Education and Training (CLEET) Collegiate Officer Program on the Weatherford campus.

The CLEET Collegiate Officer Program is a component of the SWOSU Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement degree, according to Dr. Chad Kinder, associate dean of the SWOSU School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.

Participants in this competitive entry program are chosen based upon grade point average, interview performance, fitness level, background check result and drug screen result.  Successful participants will exit the program with their Bachelor of Science degree with a major area in Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement and having met requirements for full time Oklahoma law enforcement certification. 

“This allows program graduates to work for any Oklahoma municipal, county or state law enforcement agency that normally sends their officers to the Ada-based CLEET Academy,” Kinder said.

The SWOSU Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement Collegiate Officer Program is the only conservation oriented CLEET program in the state.  The program has a number of hands on classes including tactical tracking, wilderness first aid, wildlife management, criminal investigations, law enforcement driving, firearms and defensive tactics.

For more information, contact SWOSU CLEET Program Director Steven Kemp at (580) 774-3286 or steven.kemp@swosu.edu.