James ChurchwellCaptain (Delta Team)
Captain James Churchwell began his career with the Lawton Police Department in September 2002. Captain Churchwell spent several years working within the Patrol Division. In January 2009 Captain Churchwell transferred to the Special Operations Division. He then transferred to the Traffic Division in November 2010. In September 2013 Captain Churchwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Captain Churchwell was assigned to the Special Operations Division in July of 2017. Captain Churchwell was promoted to the rank of Captain in September 2020. Captain Churchwell is the current Watch Commander of Charlie Team.
Captain Churchwell graduated from Denton High School, Denton TX. Since joining the department he has earned his Advanced CLEET Certification. During Captain 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. Captain Churchwell is also a department instructor in Law Enforcement Drivers Training and a Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle Operator Instructor.