The official site of Kaw Nation

Kaw Nation Police

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Kaw Nation Police Department website.

Our headquarters are located at 3251 East River Road in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The Kaw Nation has provided law enforcement services for its people for many years. Our vision is to provide the most professional services for our people.

In Section 101 of our By-laws, it states: “There is hereby established a Tribal Law Enforcement Department within the Tribal Administration to be known as the “Kaw Nation Tribal Police Department” or (KNTPD). It shall be the duty of all employees assigned to the (KNTPD) to serve the public by enforcement of the tribal laws and rendering such assistance relative to law enforcement as may be necessary, and to protect all persons and property within the Tribal jurisdiction criminal activities.”

The Kaw Nation Police Department has a staff dedicated to serving and protecting our people and tribal land. We appreciate their loyalty and dedication.

– Kaw Nation Chairwoman Jacque Secondine Hensley

Contact Us

Email: kntpchief@kawnation.com

Office: 580-362-2533
24hr Duty Phone: 580-767-9424
Fax: 580-362-1948

Emergency: 580-767-9424


David Gallagher – Chief of Police

David Gallagher was raised in Ponca City. I am an enrolled member of the Ponca Nation. I graduated from Ponca City High School. I began my career in November 2010 with the Newkirk Police Department as a patrolman. I graduated from CLEET Police Academy in 2011 and since graduating has since furthered his education with 100’s hours of training including command staff and leadership classes, intoxilyzer operator, community policing. In 2014 I was promoted to Chief of Police. I joined the Kaw Nation Police Department in March 2017 as a police officer before becoming Chief of Police in April 2017.

“I’m excited about my new position and the challenges that lie ahead and look forward to serving the citizens of Kaw Nation.”

Rob Seney – Assistant Chief

My name is Rob Seney, I am currently the Assistant Chief with the Kaw Nation Police Department. I began my career in law enforcement with the Blackwell Police Department in 1992. I have had many roles within the police departments to include IT Manager, evidence officer, accident investigator among a few. I have been employed, off and on, with the Kaw Nation since 2010 within various departments. My roll has defiantly increased with the appointment to Assistant Chief. One such newly appointed duty is to conduct all of the Adjudication Certifications for Chief Ray and the tribe. I have and will continue to work closely with Chief Ray to create a new updated department to handle all situations that may arise from the past, present, or future.

My door is always open to the public.

Glynn Moore – Patrolman

Glynn “Moose” Moore was born and raised in Ponca City. He graduated from Ponca City High School. Glynn attended Northern Oklahoma College and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. Glynn worked for several major corporations and radio stations as a salesman until he found a home in law enforcement.

Glynn worked for Ponca City Police Department in the patrol division for 25 years before retiring. While he was at Ponca PD, he was a member of the training staff and an original member of the Tac Team where he was operational for 13 years. While on the team he was a state certified tactical operator in Tac 1 and 2 as well as hostage rescue and high rist warrant service. He is state certified Defensive Tactics Instructor and a past National Trainer for the National Law Enforcement Training Center in Kansas City Missouri. He was Chief National Trainer for several seminar classes of proprietary courses of NLETC.

Currently, Glynn is the night supervisor for the Kaw Nation Police Department and also serves as the training officer. Glynn holds the SLEC commission from the BIA. Glynn has recently completed training as a Critical Incident Team (CIT) member for the state.

Glynn is a certified SCUBA diver and a sport parachutist.

“I am very happy to be serving with the Kaw Nation Tribal Police”

Derek Payne – Patrolman

My Name is Derek Payne, I am married with a daughter. I have been in law enforcement on and off since 2006. I have had multiple training opportunities and certifications including D.A.R.E., Crisis Intervention Team, child safety seat, Krav Maga, CLEET and several others. I have had law enforcement in my family since I was born. I love being a police officer and hope to continue doing this for many more years to come.

Chris Haney – Patrolman

Christopher Haney is an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and has twenty years of law enforcement experience. He started his career in 1997 with the city of Wewoka Police Department.

Since that time, he has worked for county, Tribal, and Federal agencies. Christopher Haney is a Federal and State certified peace officer and is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association. (NTOA)

He has a long list of training most of which are in tactical operations. Some of his most notable training includes : Basic SWAT, Air Assault, Desert Snow, Advanced Highway Drug Interdiction, and the DEA basic narcotics investigator course. Chris enjoys working Indian country law enforcement the most, due to the many challenges and diverse history of Indian Country.


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