KTC Talihina Program Spotlight - Criminal Justice

October 8, 2018 - For Immediate Release

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PHOTO:  Samantha Brunson, Mr. Fairless, and Chesnee Fitzgerald learn the proper way to handcuff a suspect while Robert Walton and Marty Burr look on.

The Criminal Justice students at the Kiamichi Technology Centers Talihina campus, are learning the standard operating procedures for handcuffing. If handcuffing is not done properly, the suspect or the officer and can become injured. The students in the Criminal Justice program work on various situations of standard techniques to handcuffing a suspect that is resisting arrest. With the proper instruction, students will become proficient in all types of handcuffing styles and will be prepared for any situation to keep everyone involved safe.

The instructor for the Criminal Justice program is Eric Fairless. Mr. Fairless has been employed with the KTC Talihina campus since February 2018. He has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and received his Council on Law Enforcement and Training in 2003. Mr. Fairless was previously employed with the Fort Smith Police Department. When asked why he wanted to be an instructor at KTC Talihina, Mr. Fairless replied, “I want to give students the tools they need to start a career in law enforcement.” In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.  

 If you would like more information about a student you know that would be interested in attending the Criminal Justice program at KTC Talihina, contact us at 918-567-2264.