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Elite Law Enforcement Class is Coming to Love County

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LOVE COUNTY, OK- An elite law enforcement training group is coming to Oklahoma. They're putting on a 4 day class at Winstar World Casino in May. The problem is, it's expensive and local law enforcement is asking for the community's help so they can get the training, too. Meredith Saldana has more on this story.

The training teaches officers how to recognize key elements in criminal activity and how to thoroughly search vehicles.

Something the Love County Sheriff's Department says is crucial in our area with the amount of drug and criminal activity that travels through Texoma on I-35 and Highway 75.

Love County Undersheriff Jason Bone has been in law enforcement for 6 years.

He attended the Dessert Snow class last year, in Arizona, and says he learned so much, he's hoping to give other local officers the same opportunity.

"This class is the top class in the nation," says Bone. "Everybody that's involved in law enforcement wants to attend this class. Of course it's pretty expensive and some agencies just can't afford that."

It costs about $1,000 per officer that attends and there are only about 80 spots in the class.

But Bone is hoping the community can help our local officers attend the training.

"I've talked to a lot of law enforcement that would like to go, but their agencies just can't afford it and that's the big problem everywhere."

Officers from as far away as Canada, Kentucky and Georgia have already signed up.

Bone says with the class being held in Love County, he's hoping more local officers can attend.

"Yeah it would be very disappointing, you know. We've just got it right down the road and your local law enforcement personnel couldn't attend, because it's the best class in the world and I think every law enforcement office right now to have this training."

The class will be held at the Winstar Casino, May 10th through the 12th.

If you would like to sponsor an officer's tuition, you can contact the Love County Sheriff's Department and just specify what department you'd like the donation to go to.

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News.