KTC Criminal Justice program tours CLEET training facility

March 14, 2019 - For Immediate Release

Talihina Criminal Justice Tours CLEET

Thirteen 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.

The state-of-the-art 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.

“Choosing a 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.

Kiamichi 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 businesses annually.