Welcome to the Shawnee Police Department's Support Services Division
Support Services Division is managed by Administrator Chris Thomas. He has been with the Shawnee Police Department since April of 2007. Mr. Thomas is a native of Long Island, New York. Mr. Thomas obtained his Associates Degree and joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. After completing his three years in Germany, Mr. Thomas was hired with the Lawton Police Department in March of 1982 and retired as a Captain after 25 years of service. During his time with Lawton he held many positions; D.A.R.E. Officer, Crime Stoppers Investigator, Crime Prevention Officer, Patrol Supervisor, Training Division Supervisor, Quartermaster and Watch Commander to name a few.
As the Administrator of Support services, Mr. Thomas oversees the daily operation of the civilian employees of the Shawnee Police Department which comprises of the Records Section, Animal Control Section, Communications Section and Grant Writing Section. His areas cover all communications between the community and officers including 911 calls, routine calls for information, amber alerts, call outs, all Animal Control issues such as loose animals and animal attacks. His area also covers records collection, data entry, UCR reporting, crime statistics, grant research and writing as well as maintaining records for reporting procedures, auditing and following local, state, federal and private guidelines.