March 14, 2019 - For Immediate Release
students from the Criminal Justice program at Kiamichi Technology Centers,
Talihina campus toured the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training
(CLEET) facility in Ada, Oklahoma last week.
facility enhances the training experience of officers at the complex. Students had
an opportunity to experience a ride-along with an officer on a 1.9 mile closed
course that simulates both highways and city streets. The Criminal Justice
program also toured the firearms training center that consists of a 30-point
baffled range and 20-point outdoor range and a classroom that provides a safe
location to conduct weapons training. The class had the opportunity to tour the
crime scene house that is used for training that ranges from
burglary-in-progress calls to domestic violence scenario training. A
multi-purpose demonstration building provides a location to conduct practical
and self-defense training exercises in an environmentally controlled setting.
career in law enforcement will be one of the most life changing decisions that
a student makes. By touring facilities like this, students will get a glimpse
of what a career in law enforcement entails, “said Eric Fairless, criminal
justice instructor at the Talihina campus.
Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities
since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. KTC is one of 29
districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs.
KTC also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as
well as certifications in many diverse career fields. KTC serves nearly 23,000
individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training
through the Business and Industry Services division that works with over 400