FY 2022 1st Quarter Comprehensive STEP Stat Totals

The largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, distracted driving (cell phones), and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sheriff’s Offices, Constable’s Offices, and local Police Departments.

The following hazardous citations were written during the 1st Quarter (October – December) Comprehensive STEP:

  • Speed – 270
  • Intersections – 73
  • Distracted Driving (Cell Phone Use) – 4
  • Seat Belt Violation (Adult) – 14
  • Seat Belt Violation (Child) – 0

In addition to the hazardous citations, the following citations, warnings or arrests were issued or made:

  • Non- Hazardous – 46
  • Written Warnings – 81
  • Arrests – 1

A total of 190.31 STEP hours were worked by officers and 1765 miles were driven.Remember to buckle up and slow down. Your life and the lives of others depend on it! #EndtheStreakTX

Congratulations – SGT Eligibility Roster!

We would like to congratulate the following officers for their successful completion of the promotional eligibility process for the rank of Sergeant: Paul Hardi, Brett Keith, Joseph Felts, Marisa Cervantes, John Cook, John Chesar, Bradley Higgins, and Floyd McPherson.

Per Civil Service rules, each of these officers will remain on the Sergeant eligibility roster for one year.

Again, Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!!!!

Our Next CPA Begins in February

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer, now’s your chance to find out.

The WFPD’s Community Services Section is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Citizen Police Academy. The free course is offered two times a year and is open to anyone 18 and older.

The class will start in February and will meet on Monday nights from 6:00-9:00pm.

Over the course of 11-13 weeks, students will endure an obstacle course, fire automatic weapons, witness drug dogs in action, get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and learn to make split-second decisions during live action scenarios.

Students will receive instruction from officers from the Motors Unit, SWAT, SCUBA, District Attorney’s Office, Fire Department, Crime Scene Investigation, Traffic, Patrol and more.

If interested, submit your application by clicking on the link below.

Note: This is an informative community based class and not the actual police academy for employment.https://wichitafallspolice.wordpress.com/citizen-police…/

Now Hiring Police Officers

Are you between the ages of 21-44 looking for a new, exciting career? If so, come and join our team!We are currently hiring for the position of police officer!

We will provide all of the training and pay you while you do it!Starting Pay: Trainee $48,175.40 (while in the academy); Police Officer $55,769.22 (upon academy graduation)

Other Department Benefits:

Longevity Pay

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance

Retirement System (TMRS) 2 to 1 Match

Civil Service Rights and Protection

Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave

Advancement Opportunities

TCOLE Certification Pay

Individually Assigned Vehicles

Field Training Officer Pay

SWAT Officer Pay

12 Hour Shifts (Shift Bid Program)

Alternating Saturdays Off

Supportive community

For more information, visit: wfpd.net/hire

To apply, click the QR code or visit: https://bit.ly/3jBN6YC

WE ARE NOW HIRING

** WE ARE NOW HIRING – JOIN OUR TEAM **

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

1) POLICE OFFICER

2) Public Safety Dispatchers/911 Operators

3) Records Clerks

ALL JOBS ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ALL TRAINING IS PROVIDED! NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!

Please help us spread the word and SHARE this post! For more information and to apply, visit

https://munisweb.wichitafallstx.gov/…/empl…/default.aspx

FY 2021 4th Quarter Comprehensive STEP Stat Totals

The largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, distracted driving (cell phones), and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sheriff’s Offices, Constable’s Offices, and local Police Departments.

The following hazardous citations were written during the 4th Quarter (July – September) Comprehensive STEP.

Speed – 453

Intersections – 12

Distracted Driving (Cell Phone Use) – 5

Seat Belt Violation (Adult) – 55

Seat Belt Violation (Child) – 1

In addition to the hazardous citations, the following citations, warnings or arrests were issued or made.

Non- Hazardous – 66

Written Warnings – 128

Arrests – 0

A total of 278.5 STEP hours were worked by officers and 2,615 miles were driven.

FY 2021 Comprehensive STEP totals (October 2020 – September 2021):

Speed – 1620

Intersections – 61

Distracted Driving (Cell Phone Use) – 8

Seat Belt Violation (Adult) – 122

Seat Belt Violation (Child) – 1

Non- Hazardous – 224

Written Warnings – 446

Arrests – 1

Hours Worked – 986.5

Miles Driven – 8814

Remember to buckle up and slow down.  Your life and the lives of others depend on it!

#EndtheStreakTX