Kaw Nation Police




Our headquarters are located at 698 Grandview Dr, in Kaw City, Oklahoma. The Kaw Nation has provided law enforcement services for its people for many years. We strive to provide the most professional services for our people.



To protect all persons and property within Tribal Jurisdiction.

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.”

Chief of police

Jim Sherron

I would like to introduce myself to the Kanza people. My name is Jim Sherron and I am the new Chief of Police for the Kaw Nation. I am a member of the Ponca Tribe coming from the Whitestar and Warrior family. I have been married to Sarah Sherron since 1982 and have 3 sons Daniel, Caleb and Luke. I graduated from Ponca City High School in 1982.

I bring to the table 25 years of Law enforcement experience. I joined the Newkirk Police Department in May of 1990 and resigned my position in April of 1992 to join the Ponca City Police Department. I spent 6 years in the Patrol Division and was promoted to Detective, where I spent the next 17 years.

I was Police Officer of the year and also received an award from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police in 1996. I was one of the first bicycle police officers in Ponca City, first Swat team member, and among the first Citizen Police academy instructors.  I retired in 2015 from Ponca City and started as a Background Investigator with the Kaw Nation in August of 2018. I was appointed as Chief of Police in January of 2019. I have an Advanced Law enforcement certificate from CLEET and I am a CLEET instructor.



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.



My name is Shane Pruett. I am married to Stephanie Pruett and together, we have four children and a grandson! Chanse(28), Myles(24), Caitlyn (21), Dylan(19) and Carsyn(4).

I joined the Ponca City Police Department in 1995 as a booking officer and served as a Patrol Officer at Blackwell PD from 1997 to 2002, and was promoted to Sargeant in 1999. After my time at BPD, I went back to work for the Ponca City Police Department as a Patrol Division Officer and was promoted to Sargeant in 2011. I spent 16 years in the Patrol Division and was promoted to Detective in 2018 where I spent the next 3 years. I retired from PCPD in March of 2021 and started as a Patrol Officer at Kaw Nation. I love helping others and spending time with my family. I look forward to serving at KNPD.



I graduated from Deer Creek Lamont High School in 1979. I went to college for a couple of years and spent several years working on farms and various construction jobs.  I got hired on permanently by Conoco Pipeline in 1988 and moved to the St. Louise, Missouri / Alton, IL., area where I lived and worked for 7 years.  In June of 1994 I quit Conoco and became a Police Officer for the Ponca City Police Department.  I worked as a Ponca City Police Officer for over 25 years.  While at the Ponca City Police Department, I worked in several different positions.  I was a bicycle officer for a couple of years. A K-9 officer for 8 years. I worked in the Special Projects division for a couple of years and I was on the Tac Team (which was Ponca City’s version of SWAT) for approx. 20 years.  The majority of my time at Ponca City was spent in the Patrol Division.  I retired from the Ponca City Police Department in January of 2020 and started with the Kaw Nation Police Department in February of 2020.