Pawnee Nation Police Department

(L to R) Chief, David Kanuho, George Horn, Asst. Chief Harold Howell, Roberta Ahdunko, Pat Leading Fox and Donna Leading Fox. 

The Pawnee Nation Police department was established in the early 1980's and receives operational funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  

The Pawnee Nation Police Department currently operates with one Chief of Police and four patrol officers. All of our officers attend the 16 week U.S. Indian Police Academy held in Artesia, NM.  Services provided by the police department include routine patrol within the jurisdiction of the Pawnee Nation, assisting citizens, responding to emergency situations, court process service, monitoring severe weather conditions, provide routine patrols of the Pawnee Nation businesses and casinos and provides security at tribal events including the Pawnee Indian Veterans Powwow.  

The Pawnee Nation police department has established a good relationship with the local law enforcement agencies, and has a current cross deputization agreement with the Pawnee City Police Department and the Pawnee County Sheriff's Department.  

Any Tribal membercan request a patrol of their residence when they are away for an extended period of time by contacting our department at (918) 762-3013.

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After hours/Weekend for non-emergency calls - Contact Officer directly.

If a Tribal Officer is not immediately available, please contact the City of Pawnee Police Department (918) 762-3166.

Dial 911 for emergency calls.


Pawnee Nation Police Officers contact information. 

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Contact Info

Phone (918) 762-3013
Building 301 Agency Rd
Address PO Box 470
City Pawnee
State OK
Zip 74058

David Kanuho Chief of Police
Cell: (918) -285-6552

Harold Howell Asst. Chief 
Cell: (918) 285-6553
George Horn Police Officer
Cell: (918) 285-6067
Pat Leading Fox Police Officer
(918) 285-6068

Donna Leading Fox Police Officer
(918) 285-6483

Roberta Ahdunko Dispatcher 
(918) 399-2448