College of Liberal Arts: School of Criminal Justice: Practicum/Internships: Police Departments

Police Departments

Police Departments: Ask for who is in charge of student's practicum first, if no one, ask to speak to the assistant
chief or if other agencies, ask to speak to someone who would have authority over that area.

Edmond Police Department

Officer Randy Payne
(405) 359-4437
23 E. 1st Street
Edmond, OK 73034

Agency Description: 

  1. Area investigations
  2. Assisting in data entry
  3. Finding journals for the scrapbook

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Background check
  2. Interview

Oklahoma City Police Department

Lt. Harden
Recruiting Unit
800 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 297-1116

Agency Description:

The Oklahoma City Police Department protects citizens and property from criminal activity, keeps the peace, enforces laws, apprehends criminals and helps prepare cases for prosecution.

The department has a central police station and five substations and covers over 2,500 police reporting districts that average 1/4 square mile in size.

In addition to officers patrolling the city in cars and on foot, the Police Department includes an Investigations Bureau, an Airport Police Unit, a Helicopter Unit, a Motorcycle Unit, a Canine unit, an Equine Unit and a Lake Patrol Section. The department operates the City's Emergency Management and 9-1-1 programs. The department also has a Crime Scene Investigations Unit to collect and protect evidence, with a state-of-the-art Forensic Lab, Drug Lab and DNA lab to process the evidence.

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Internship Application
  2. Background Investigation
  3. Interview

Del City Police Department

Lt. James Burgot
(405) 671-2841 Ext. 859
2800 Epperly Dr.
Del City, OK 73155

Agency Description:            The Del City Police Departments duties are to protect and serve the citizens of Del City. The Police Department dispatches the Fire Department. Police department has designed an ATV program for the youths of the metro area.

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Interview with Dep. Chief Taylor.
  2. Background check and fingerprinting.

The Village Police Department

Deputy Chief Steve Jagosh
(405) 751-9569
2304 Manchester
The Village, OK 73120

Agency Description:            Its Primary goal is to protect and serve the citizens of The Village. This department conducts many forms of community oriented policing.

Applicant Requirements:     

  1. Background check
  2. Fill out a daily time sheet

Yukon Police Department

Deputy Chief John Corn
(405) 354-1102
100 S. Ranchwood Blvd
Yukon, OK 73099

Agency Description:            Students would be involved in every facet of police administration and organization. They are allowed patrol and investigation time and are treated as a fellow officer. Gets them a good taste of what law enforcement is like.

Applicant Requirements:     

  1. Interview with Chief of Police (who assigns student to work in patrol division or detective division)
  2. Background check

Nichols Hill Police Department

Chief Richard Mask
(405) 843-0978
6407 Avondale Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Agency Description:            Municipal Police agency

Applicant Requirements:    

  1. Approval of the UCO School of Criminal Justice Director and
  2. Approval from the Chief of Police
  3. Background check and fingerprinting maybe required

Bethany Police Department

Detective Sergeant Sharon Hogan
(405) 789-2323
P.O. Box 1340
Bethany, OK 73008

Agency Description:            Detectives follow up on cases, interview witnesses and get statements from everyone involved in a case. File cases with the DA's office and oversees officer reports.

Applicant Requirements:     

  1. Resume
  2. Fill out a city application
  3. Background check
  4. Interview

UCO Department of Public Safety

Director - Asst. Chief Ted Jones
(405) 974-2345
100 N. University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034

Agency Description:            Patrol 210 acres, consisting of facilities and grounds on foot, bicycle and by motor vehicle. Secure buildings and facilities after normal business hours or during normal hours of operations as required. They are responsible for enforcing parking and traffic regulations within the jurisdiction of the UCO DPS. Enforce the regulations on campus, prevent/investigate crimes on campus, provide assistance to motorists, provide escort to students, faculties, & staff on a daily basis.

Applicant Requirements:     

  1. Interview with the Chief/Asst. Chief
  2. posses a valid OK driver's license.
  3. Must not have been convicted of any felony crime.
  4. Prefer no misdemeanor convictions or no alcohol related traffic offence (should not have more than 3 traffic violation convictions within the immediate 24 months prior to appointment)
  5. Must not have been convicted of any violation involving illegal drugs.
  6. Must successfully complete CLEET'S Police Bicycle Operators Course
  7. Must be able to work shifts including late night-shift work and weekends.

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