Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby has announced the appointment of Randy Wesley as chief of Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police.
Wesley, a Chickasaw citizen, has previously served as a Bureau of Indian Affairs special agent for over 20 years.
“We are confident in Chief Wesley’s abilities to lead the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police,” Anoatubby said. “As an experienced peace officer, he respects the history of Lighthorse police and understands the importance of the department’s mission: to serve and protect and make sure our citizens and facilities are safe.”
Wesley will oversee Lighthorse Police Department officers, staff and operations of the department.
“As a BIA agent, I had an opportunity to work with tribes all over the country, and I have always been impressed by the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police,” Wesley said. “It is one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the state. We look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence.”
Gov. Anoatubby’s commitment to high standards and quality services to Chickasaw citizens, Mr. Wesley said, is key to the success of the police department.
“When the standards are set high, the department will run well because the people will know what is expected of them,” he said, he added he was grateful Anoatubby had the confidence to appoint him to lead the Lighthorse Police. “It is an honor to be appointed by Governor Anoatubby as chief of police.”
Wesley fills the chief’s position that came open when Chief Jason O’Neal took a job with the BIA Office of Justice Services.