Law Enforcement

Location:
The Sac and Fox Nation Police Department is located within the Sac and Fox Nation Justice Center.


356159 East 926 Road
Stroud, OK 74079

Phone: (918) 968-2031
Fax: (918) 968-3781


 

Background:
Law Enforcement services since the mid-80's, through the constitution and by-laws adopted by the Sac and Fox Nation in 1885 provides for judicial systems that included Police/Law Enforcement Services.

Law enforcement services since mid-80's covers a three (3) county area and within these county areas - cooperative agreements (Government to Government) has been accomplished to provide cross-deputization and sharing of resources such as (training, equipment & operations assistance). Those present state, local & county agencies include: Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Payne county Sheriff's Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Department, & cities of Prague, Agra, Drumright, Stroud & Davenport.

Jurisdictional:
The Sac and Fox Nation has jurisdiction in criminal matters within the boundaries of the old Sac and Fox Nation Reservation, specific to: Dependent Indian Communities Reservations and Trust Allotted lands. The Sac and Fox Nation has approximately 10,000 acres of allotted lands which is the main area of police coverage and assists the state, local & county with Sac and Fox Nation Housing Authority MHO units within city limits, which is not in trust or allotted lands and doesn't meet the criteria for Reservations or Dependent Indian Communities. The department assists the state and gets information specific to housing authority properties for prosecution.

Communications:
The department does not have the personnel to provide dispatch services, therefore contracts out services from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Department & the Lincoln County Sheriff 's Department. The police department office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., receiving calls & after hours the contracted agencies dispatches for us - in reaching Tribal Officers for calls of service. The communities are encouraged and advised to call: (405) 273-1727 Pott. County or in Lincoln County (405) 258- 1191 during office hours and after.

STAFF:
The department has 10 officers: 1 Chief of Police, 1 Major, 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Sergeant and five patrol officers.

Services:
In addition to neighborhood watch, funeral escorts, security for activities, process serving of court papers civil & criminal, the Sac and Fox Police Department added the following areas during 2007

Drug Task Force: This program was developed to help address the rising drug issues within our jurisdiction. The SFN Drug Task Force/Tactical team are cross-deputized to assist in other jurisdictions, as well as our own, in performing investigations, search and seizures and arrests.
K-9 Services: Also implemented in 2007, The K9 program began after receiving dogs from Lackland Air Force Base. Officers and K9's received certifications for drug interdiction. Dogs are trained in drug interdiction, tracking and fugitive recovery.


Probation and Parole/Sex Offenders/Community Service

All court ordered probation and community service is handled through the Sac and Fox Nation Police Department. The assigned duties for probation, community service and registration of sex offenders through the national sex offender registry fall on the Lieutenant Investigator. 

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION

Persons needing to register as a sex offender need to report to the Sac and Fox Nation Police Department within 10 days of moving onto a Sac and Fox Nation property, and shall bring all records related to their arrest and conviction, as well as a photo ID. Once registered as a sex offender with the Sac and Fox Nation Police Department, all offenders will be required to display a sex offender badge when entering any public property belonging to the Sac and Fox Nation. 

PROBATION AND PAROLE/COMMUNITY SERVICE

All offenders being court ordered to complete either a probation period, or a set amount of community service hours, will need to report to the Lieutenant Investigator immediately following sentencing. The Lieutenant Investigator will set your fine payment schedule, your check-in dates and times, and your community service tasks. Community service tasks will be assigned based on the abilities of the offender, and the type of tasks available at that time. Community service will be performed at the Sac and Fox Nation complex just South of Stroud, and will be supervised at all times. 

 

Officer Nathan Graves, a full time patrolman with the Sac and Fox Nation Police Department, was tragically killed in the line of duty on January 24th, 2017, after being struck head on by another vehicle. Officer Graves has been memorialized at the Bureau of Indian Affairs' fallen officer memorial wall located in Artesia New Mexico, The State of Oklahoma's Law Enforcement Memorial wall, and the Nation Law Enforcement Memorial wall located in Washington DC.

Officer Nathan Graves, a full time sworn Police Officer with the Sac and Fox Nation Police Department, was tragically killed in a head-on collision while on duty. Officer Graves has been memorialized at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fallen Officer memorial wall located in Artesia New Mexico, the State of Oklahoma's Law Enforcement Memorial wall, and the National Law Enforcement Memorial wall located in Washington DC.  "Rest in peace Officer Graves, We have the watch from here"