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 Elaine Huch

Contact Us

Email: kntpchief@kawnation.com

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

Emergency: 580-767-9424


Tony Coleman

Tony Coleman – Chief of Police

Tony has worked in the Law Enforcement profession for eleven years as a Reserve Deputy for Kay County. He has worked with the Otoe Tribal Police and recently as Assistant Chief of Police for the Tonkawa Tribe. Tony has completed his Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country in 2008 and is certified with Cleet and with the B.I.A. Tony joined the Kaw Nation Police Department in 2007 and has been adjudicated with the B.I.A.

Tony says: “After graduating from the Chief of Police Academy, I’ve gained so much knowledge on how to better myself as an officer and how to assist in helping the police department. I am very excited and happy to be back with the Kaw Nation Tribal Police Department.”

Tony has served the past three years as Chairman for the Kaw Nation Domestic Violence Board and says; “Domestic Violence Prevention is something I really have a passion for. Someday I would like to be an instructor for Law Enforcement on working and handling Domestic Violence cases.”

Tony has worked diligently as interoffice relations and the department is now cross deputized with the Newkirk and Blackwell Police Departments, and a MOU with Kay County Sheriff Department.   The department now has a SLEC with the BIA.

Shelby Ray

Shelby Ray – Asst Chief of Police

Shelby Ray joined the Kaw Nation Police Department in April 2012. After graduating from Braman High School, he attended Northern Oklahoma College where he studied criminal justice.

Shelby has worked for the Kay County Sheriff’s Office as a detention officer and as a security supervisor and firearms instructor for SouthWind Casino. Shelby has recently been adjudicated with the BIA and is attending Council on Law Enforcement Education. He has received his CLEET certification. He says, “I’m excited about serving the people of Kaw Nation.”

Glynn Moore

Glynn Moore – Sergeant

Glynn was born and raised in Ponca City and graduated from Ponca City High School. He attended Northern Oklahoma College and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. Glynn worked for major corporations as a salesman until he found his place in law enforcement. He spent 25 years serving as a police officer in Ponca City. During that time, he served on the training unit and was an operator on the tactical team. Glynn is single and lives in Ponca City. He is a certified scuba diver and sport parachutist.

“I am very happy to be serving with the Kaw Nation Tribal Police,” Glynn said.

Clinton Bryan

Clinton Bryan – Officer

Clinton joined the Kaw Nation Police Department in February 2012. He is an enrolled member of the Seneca Cayuga Tribe and a Kaw descendant. Clinton was employed for six years as an armed security guard for SouthWind Casino. Clinton has received his CLEET certification.   Clinton is Dare certified and works in five area schools four days a week.

Rob Seney

Rob Seney – Officer

Rob Seney joined KNPD in April 2014. He entered law enforcement with the Blackwell Police Department in 1992, serving the Blackwell force for about six years. In 2006, he took a security guard position with SouthWind Casino and would rise to the rank of sergeant. Seney is CLEET certified.

“This is what I really love doing,” he said. “I’ve always been about helping people.”


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