A familiar name in local law enforcement circles was recently named Chief of Police and Director of Emergency Management at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Durward Cook, who served as Chief of Police for the city of Durant for seven years, began his new duties at Southeastern on Monday.
Cook had 25 years of law enforcement experience with the Durant Police Department.
Following his retirement as police chief in 2015, Cook served as Southeast Area Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.
He recently resigned from that position to accept the job at Southeastern.
He holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice/homeland security from Northeastern State University.
Cook has attended the FBI National Academy, holds a certificate of emergency management from Northeastern State, and is a C.L.E.E.T. (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) certified instructor.
Submitted by SE.