WFPD Family Friday

** WFPD Family Friday **

Meet 75th Training Academy Recruit Donald “DJ” Everett!!!

Recruit Everett is from Wichita Falls. He enjoys working out and spending time with his family, and being a dad.

When asked why he wanted to become a Wichita Falls Police Officer he said, “I want to make my family proud while making a difference in our community.”

Recruit Everett, welcome to the WFPD Family!!! Good luck in your training! We are proud of you!

Drug Take Back This Friday!

We love our community partnerships!

We have teamed up, once again, with United Regional for the Spring 2022 DEA Drug Take Back event. If you have any medications that you need to dispose of, this event is for you!

When: Friday, April 29, 11:00am-2:00pm

Where: United Regional, 1600 11th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Drop-Off Spot: Emergency Room’s South Parking Lot

This service is FREE and ANONYMOUS, no questions asked!

Can You ID?

On 04/19/2022, between 4:56am – 5:38am, WFPD Officers were dispatched to three separate, but related, burglaries at the following locations:

1307 Holliday @ Burger King  (CN #22-041039)

4115 Jacksboro Hwy @ Sonic  (CN #22-041042)

3200 Kemp St @ Sonic  (CN # 22-041041)

The suspect in these burglaries appears to be a male, approximately 160-175 lbs, wearing a dark grey or black hoodie, face mask, white gloves, dark gray sweatpants that were sagging, red/white boxers, white socks and black/white Nike shoes. He was also carrying a black backpack. The suspect was seen arriving and leaving on foot.

I have attached a picture for media use.  We are asking anyone that has any information about this suspect or the crimes to contact us at 940-761-7762 or call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

Thank you for your help!

2nd Quarter FY 2022 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats

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.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 2nd Quarter as provided below.

2nd Quarter FY 2022 (January 1st thru March 31st) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 29

Child Safety Seats – 1

Intersection Violations – 56

Speeding – 314

Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 10

Non-Hazardous Violations – 49

Warnings – 80

Arrests – 0

Vehicles Impounded – 1

Hours Worked – 196.75

Miles Driven – 1926

FY 2022 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stat Totals to Date:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 43

Child Safety Seats – 1

Intersection Violations – 129

Speeding – 584

Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 14

Non-Hazardous Violations – 95

Warnings – 161

Arrests – 1

Vehicles Impounded – 5

Hours Worked – 387.06

Miles Driven – 3691

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

Thank a Dispatcher Week!

WFPD Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week!

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our dispatchers for their hard work and dedication to our community. We appreciate you more than you know and your service does not go unrecognized.

Thank you for being our lifeline and always providing an attentive ear and a caring heart to our citizens. We are grateful for the work that you do everyday!

We will be honoring our dispatchers all week!

#thankadispatcherWF

WFPD Family Friday

** WFPD Family Friday **

Meet 75th Training Academy Recruit Eric Chastain!!!

Recruit Chastain came to us from San Antonio, Texas, where he worked for 4.5 years as an officer for the Alamo Colleges Police Department.

When asked why he wanted to become a Wichita Falls Police Officer he said, “I want to protect and serve the citizens of Wichita Falls and help bridge the gap between the citizens and the police.”

Recruit Chastain, welcome to the WFPD Family!!! Good luck in your training! We are proud of you!

WFPD Family Friday

** WFPD Family Friday **

Meet 75th Training Academy Recruit Skylar Byrne from Iowa Park, Texas!!!

Recruit Byrne graduated from Iowa Park High School and Vernon College.

In his spare time, Recruit Byrne enjoys going to the gym, working out, and hunting.

When asked why he wanted to become a Wichita Falls Police Officer he said, “I want to make an impact in my community and help people in ways that I could not before.”

Recruit Byrne, welcome to the WFPD Family!!! Good luck in your training! We are proud of you!

Help Us Locate

The WFPD is searching for 32-year-old Jordan Kidwell of Wichita Falls.

She is wanted for the charge of Abandoning or Endangering a Child.

If you have information on the location of Jordan Kidwell, please call the WFPD Crime Stoppers number at 940-322-9888 or the WFPD non-emergency number at 940-720-5000.

Thank you Wichita Falls for your continued help and support!