Great Plains Technology Center

Criminal Justice Officer

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

  • Strengthen your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training including advanced self-defense tactics
  • Apply forensic investigative techniques to process crime scenes, dust for fingerprints, bag evidence, and interrogate suspects
  • Explore how state and federal laws work to keep our communities safe

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


Obtain an introduction to the historical background, professional direction, agencies and processes, purposes, functions, ethics, administration, and technical problems of the criminal justice system in this program. Areas examined are municipal, state, and federal systems. You will prepare  to enter the law enforcement profession as a qualified candidate and receive training that meets or exceeds CLEET standards. As part of the program you must complete an 80 hour ride-a-long internship with the Lawton Police Department, Lawton Police Dispatch, US Marshall’s Office and other agencies as assigned. You must agree to allow the Great Plains Technology Center to submit their name to the Lawton Police Department and US Marshall’s Office for approval to participate in the ride-a-long internship portion of this work-based learning experience. 

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Law Enforcement Officer, Security Guard, Private Investigator, Correction Officer, Dispatcher – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-30 per hour.

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
500 hours - 9 months to complete

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Misc. Expenses: $249.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $1,250.00 1yr.
  • Misc. Expenses: $249.00

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for scholarships and Veteran's Education Benefits for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:


  • Law Enforcement I





  • NIMS 100c
  • NIMS 200
  • NIMS 700
  • NIMS 705
  • NIMS 800

Applying for this Program

Charlie Martin
Criminal Justice Officer Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

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