CLEET Collegiate Officer Program Apps Now Being Accepted at SWOSU

2014-15 CLEET Program
Students and faculty members in SWOSU’s 2014-15 Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement CLEET Program are (front from left):  Weston Anderson, Yukon; Pate Gossen, Corn; and Nikisha Oakley, Fairland.  Second row—Justin Simpson, Finley; Jake Weinrich, Thomas; Aaron Shantz, Hydro; and Nathan Rackley, Okeene. Third row—Associate Dean Dr. Chad Kinder; Logan Robertson, Erick; Luke Koball, Guthrie; and Travis Carrol, Oklahoma City. Fourth row—Zach Bell, Enid; Tucker Blackburn, Cordell; and Dylan King, Hydro. Fifth row—Carson Cabaniss, Arapaho; Bryce Giblet, Hydro; Ricky Guitierrez, Ft. Cobb; and KC Stutzriem, Norman. Sixth row—CLEET Director Steve Kemp; and Casey Clark, Edmond.

Applications for the 2015 – 2016 Council on Law Enforcement, Education and Training (CLEET) Collegiate Officer Program are now being accepted at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The CLEET Collegiate Officer Program is a component of the SWOSU Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement degree. 

Dr. Chad Kinder, associate dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, said participants in this competitive entry program are chosen based upon their grade point average, interview performance, fitness levels, background check results and 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. 

Kinder said 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. 

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, firearms and defensive tactics. 

Interested parties can contact CLEET Program Director Steve Kemp at 580.774.3286 or steven.kemp@swosu.edu.