James ChurchwellLieutenant (Special Operations)
Lieutenant James Churchwell began his career with the Lawton Police Department in September 2002. Lt. Churchwell spent several years working within the Patrol Division. In January 2009 Lt. Churchwell transferred to the Special Operations Division. He then transferred to the Traffic Division in November 2010. In September 2013 Lt. Churchwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Currently Lt. Churchwell is assigned to the Patrol Division as a Patrol Supervisor.
Lt. Churchwell graduated from Denton High School, Denton TX. Since joining the department he has earned his Advanced CLEET Certification. During Lt. Churchwell’s career with the Lawton Police Department he has served on the department’s bicycle team, Community Oriented Policing, Tactical Team, Motor Unit and was used as a Field Training Officer. Lt. Churchwell is also a department instructor in Law Enforcement Drivers Training and a Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle Operator Instructor.
Lt. Churchwell was assigned to the Special Operations Division in July of 2017.