Chase Manly learns law enforcement from Fort Oakland Tribal Police

Mike Seals - June 1, 2021 9:30 am



Chase Manly, a criminal justice major at Northern Oklahoma College from Tonkawa, recently completed an internship with the Fort Oakland Tribal Police Department outside of Tonkawa.

Through this internship, Manly had the opportunity to patrol the reservation with officers and interact with members of the tribal community.

He speaks highly of his experience stating, “This special insight on federally regulated Tribal law enforcement agencies has given me a new perspective on the differences of actions taken in relation to Tribal and non-Tribal offences brought upon by both Tribal and non-Tribal members of the community and how a separate court is required if either party consists of a Tribal member(s).”

Kathleen Swain, Coordinator of Student Academic Success Services at NOC, helps make internship connections between students and employers in the community to ensure the opportunity for NOC students to gain valuable experience in their chosen field of study. For additional information on providing an internship opportunity, contact Swain at 580-628-6258.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .


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