DURANT, Okla. (KTEN)  — The Texas Department of Pubic Safety has come north to Oklahoma for a two-day training course at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant. 

The Interdiction for the Protection of Children program is designed to help law enforcement officers identify and recover endangered or exploited children.

"This is a a multi-disciplinary training, meaning that we bring in other resources," said DPS Sgt. Jake Boyd. "We bring in victim services, we bring in other local agencies as well to show that we cannot do this alone."

Multiple agencies are taking part in the two-day IPC conference, including Choctaw Nation Tribal Police.

"To be able to start a partnership with Texas DPS, their training knowledge and skill set to pass along and network with the Oklahoma side, is super vital," said Chief Jesse Petty.

"We are the first tribal nation to ever partner with anybody to provide this type of training and education and awareness," added Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton.

Boyd said DPS conducts the IPC training around the world.

"It takes a team, and the biggest key message that we share with others is that we have to stop waiting for children to ask for help," he said.