Connors Takes Another Step in Ensuring Student, Staff Safety


Connors State College has taken another step in ensuring the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. In October 2011, the CSC administration hired James Mendenhall as the coordinator of safety and security. Mendenhall joined Connors State with over 20 years of experience in law enforcement.  On June 13th, Mendenhall finished the hours necessary to become a  state certified law enforcement officer by completing 14 ½ weeks of intensive on-site training through the Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) in Ada, Oklahoma.  The academy consists of 596 hours with days beginning at 6:00 am and lights out at 10:00 pm.  The academy’s basic courses included the following training areas:  Law Enforcement Driver Training, Firearms, Traffic, Criminal Investigation, Defensive Tactics, and Patrol Tactics, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  Out of 61 in the graduating class, Mendenhall finished in the top ten of his class in firearms training and law enforcement driver training.  Mendenhall will complete an additional 40 hours of Police Chief Administrative and Command Staff Training in the Fall of 2012.


James Mendenhall brings over 20 years of law enforcement experience to Connors State College

Connors State College makes campus security a priority through educating our staff and by offering them the most up-to- date information, techniques and equipment we hope to ensure a positive experience to all of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Connors State College currently staffs five security guards at the Warner Campus and Port Campus in Muskogee. The Warner Campus has security officers on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Port Campus will staff a security officer on the campus during all operating hours, and the west campus is currently patrolled by Northeastern State University Security. Security is available to everyone 24 hours a day.

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