SWOSU Selects Students for First CLEET Collegiate Officer Program


CLEET Students
Students and administrators in SWOSU’s new Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement CLEET Program on the Weatherford campus are (from left):  Dr. Chad Kinder, associate dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education; Ryan McBee, Laverne; Chris Barger, Hydro; Kelby Peoples, Vici; Logan Churchwell, Hollis; Chance Beck, Vici; Matt Cord, Yukon;  Nathan Spencer, Butler; Kenneth Cross, Clinton; Tracie Coats, Altus; Jerrett Sanders, Lookeba – Sickles; Ryan Roulet, Clinton; Zeke Hawkes, Coweta; Andy Tait, Cordell; Aaron Snider, Clinton; Rachel Lee, Weatherford; Kolby Hysell, Canton; Trevor Kirkhart, Laverne; SWOSU CLEET Program Director Ed Klein; and SWOSU College of Professional and Graduate Studies Dean Dr. Ken Rose. Not pictured are Cameron Gladd of Clinton and Kyle Hargus of Chickasha.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently selected participants for its first 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 were chosen based upon their grade point average, interview performance, fitness levels, and background check/drug screen results. 

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 go to work for any municipal, county or state law enforcement agency that normally sends their officers to the 16-week, 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, rope rescue, criminal investigations, firearms and defensive tactics. 

Interested parties can contact CLEET Program Director Ed Klein, at 580.774.3286 or ed.klein@swosu.edu.