The Kaw Nation donated a 2014 Dodge Truck to the Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) Criminal Justice Program. This program trains the next generation of law enforcement professionals and the vehicle will provide students with invaluable hands-on experience in various aspects of training. Students will gain knowledge in traffic management, accident investigation, and practicing arrests.
This new vehicle provides real-world exposure by enhancing student understanding of traffic management techniques and fosters confidence in executing these duties in the future. Accident investigation is another vital aspect of law enforcement and this truck will serve as a practical tool for students to learn the process of documenting and reconstructing accidents, collecting evidence, and analyzing crash scenes. Through this experiential learning they will refine investigative skills but also learn a sense of responsibility and empathy towards accident victims.
Simulations of realistic arrest scenarios in different vehicles provides students with invaluable opportunities to refine techniques, practice effective communication, and enhance their overall tactical abilities.
“We appreciate the Kaw Nation investing in the education and training of our students and contributing to the future of law enforcement in our region. Their support empowers aspiring law enforcement professionals to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge, fostering a safer and more secure environment for the communities they serve,” remarked Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO.
For more information about the Criminal Justice program at PTC call 580-762-8336 or click here.
Caption: The Kaw Nation donated a 2014 Dodge Truck to the Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) Criminal Justice Program. This program trains the next generation of law enforcement professionals and the vehicle will provide students with invaluable hands-on experience in various aspects of training. Pictured left to right Chris Haney, Assistant Chief Kaw Nation; Tom Burg, Instructor; Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO; Kahle Goff, Executive Director; Kim Jenkins Chair of the Kaw Nation; Robert Allen Council Member Kaw Nation; Cheri Dunn Council Member Kaw Nation; and Jim Sherron Chief of Police Kaw Nation.