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Broken Arrow police chief named to CLEET Council

Source: city of Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow Police Chief Brandon C. Berryhill has been selected to lead the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) Council.

CLEET Council is the body that oversees all law enforcement training and licensing for police officers and private security for the State of Oklahoma. The Council was established in 1963 and supports law enforcement in serving its communities by providing education and training, which promotes professionalism and competency within the ranks of Oklahoma law enforcement.

The Council also supports private security, private investigations, and bail enforcers throughout the state through education and licensing requirements.

Berryhill will lead the 13 council members appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma, representing various law enforcement organizations throughout the state and representing a wide variety of populations.

He was appointed to the CLEET Council in June 2019 by Gov. Kevin Stitt as a Chief of Police of a municipality with a population of more than 100,000 people as determined by the U.S. Census.

Serving on the CLEET Council is an honor for a select few in law enforcement.

“From our perspective as an academy city, we have a say as to what the training will be going forward for the State of Oklahoma,” Berryhill said. “The Broken Arrow Police Department has its own police academy, but we have to mirror the standards espoused by CLEET, so it’s nice to have that connection.”

Berryhill was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Broken Arrow in October 2017 after 23 years of service with the city. He is a lifelong Oklahoman and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma, where he began his first stint as a police officer.

He later earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University while at the Broken Arrow Police Department.

Berryhill’s various career assignments include Background Investigator, Public Information Officer, Recruitment Officer, Internal Affairs, Policy Development, Special Operations Team Commander, Patrol Division Commander, and Deputy Chief of Police for six years.

With this appointment, the Chief has come full circle.

“As Chairman, it’s nice because when I was hired back in 1994, the Chairman of CLEET at that time was J.R. Stover, the Chief at Broken Arrow,” Berryhill said. “I had not met the man at that time. I was working somewhere else.”

Stover’s signature is on Berryhill’s CLEET Certificate as the Chairman, and now he is Chairman of that same organization.

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