WFPD OFFICER SAVES TEEN WITH NARCAN FOLLOWING FENTANYL OVERDOSE

On 11-07-22, at approx 6:26pm, WFPD Patrol officers responded to the 4500 blk of Kell West in reference to a check welfare on a suspected overdose victim.

The officers arrived on scene and found an unresponsive 16-year-old male lying next to a vehicle in the parking lot.

The officers determined that the victim had overdosed on Fentanyl.

Officer Steven Pinkstaff administered a dose of his department issued NARCAN to the victim.

The victim responded to the NARCAN and was transported URHCS by AMR.

We are proud of Officer Pinkstaff for his decisive action that provided time for this young man to receive the medical attention he needed.

The victim is expected to recover.

Death of a Child Investigation

WFPD officers responded this morning at 6:28 am to 1415 North Rosewood in regard to CPR being done on a 3-year-old child. The child was eventually transported to the URHCS. The child was later pronounced deceased.

The WFPD Crime Against Persons and Crimes Against Children detectives are currently investigating this incident. 

The cause of death is not yet known.

3 Days Left to Join Our Team!

Only 3 DAYS LEFT to apply to join our 2023 academy and become a Wichita Falls Police Officer.

The application Deadline is Friday, October 28, and testing is October 29 and November 1.

No experience is required – We will provide all of the training in our 26 week academy and pay you while you learn!

$50,585.60/year while in the academy with a pay increase to $58,552.00 upon graduation.

Our patrol officers work 12 hour shifts with alternating Saturdays off. They have 3 days off one week and 4 days off the next meaning that you only work 6 months out of the year!!!!

This is YOUR time to apply! We are looking for you!!!

Come and join our team!!!

APPLY TODAY AND JOIN OUR TEAM!!!

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Fentanyl Arrest

Officers in the WFPD Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant on 10-14-2022 at the Nature Inn and Suites located at 4500 Kell West Blvd.

The suspect, 24-year-old Blake Cook of Wichita Falls, was found alone in room #214.

The officers seized 1,790 Fentanyl pills from the room. The pills weighed 110 grams.

Cook was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1-B between four grams and 200 grams. Cook was transported to the Wichita County jail where his bond was set at $50,000.00.

We are proud of our Special Operations Unit and their diligent work investigating crimes involving Fentanyl!

4th Quarter and Year End Comprehensive STEP Grant Totals Released

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 (TxDPS), Sheriff’s Offices, Constable’s Offices, and local Police Departments.

4th Quarter FY 2022 (July 1 – September 30) TXDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Violations-36

Child Safety Seat Violations-1

Intersection Violations-28

Speeding Violations-339

Distracted Driving-6

Non-Hazardous Violations-46

Warnings-103

Arrests-1

Vehicles Impounded-3

Hours Worked-240.5

Miles Driven-2190

FY 2022 TXDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Year-End Totals:

Adult Seatbelt Violations-101

Child Safety Seat Violations-2

Intersection Violations-205

Speeding Violations-1238

Distracted Driving-32

Non-Hazardous Violations-170

Warnings-344

Arrests-5

Vehicles Impounded-10

Hours Worked-845.38

Miles Driven-8233

Job Applicant Open House

We are NOW HIRING police officers and will be hosting an open house for applicants on October 1 and October 15, 10am – 12pm, at the Public Safety Training Center, 710 Flood Street.

Applicants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get familiar with the hiring process prior to the application deadline and testing day.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact our Training Unit at 940-720-5059.