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

Accident Claims the Life of a Child

***UPDATE TO PREVIOUS NEWS RELEASE***

It grieves our hearts at the WFPD to notify our city family that the three-old child involved in the injury crash on 07-21-21 has passed away. Titan Pendleton died at 9:19 pm on 07-26-21 at Cooks Children’s Medical Center. Sgt. Paul Newton of the WFPD Crash Investigations Unit advised criminal charges are expected to be filed on the mother. Please pray for Titan’s family and our city as we grieve the loss of one of our little one.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

WFPD officers responded on 07-21-21, at about 3:34 pm, to an injury crash at N. Martin Luther King Blvd and Wichita Street. According to witnesses, a white Dodge Charger was traveling west on Wichita. The Charger was driving the wrong way on a one-way street. As the Charger approached the intersection, the driver failed to stop and was attempting to turn south onto N. Martin Luther King Blvd. A gray Audi Q7 was traveling north on N. Martin Luther King Blvd in the right lane. The driver of the Audi did not have time to stop when the Charger pulled out in front of him. The Audi struck the left passenger compartment of the Charger.

A three-year-old child was sitting in a child safety seat on the side of the impact but was not secured in the child safety seat. The child and the driver of the Charger, the child’s mother, were transported to the hospital.

The child sustained serious injuries and was flown to Cooks Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Tx. The child’s mother also sustained injuries and was being evaluated at the hospital.

Buckle Up! Click It Or Ticket May 24-June 6

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.

As you head out around the Memorial Day holiday, you’ll see more Texas law enforcement officers on the roads as part of the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign.

This year’s campaign, running May 24 – June 6, reminds drivers and their passengers of the importance of buckling and the legal consequences – including fines – for not wearing a seat belt.

Be safe!!! Buckle Up!!!

WFPD Releases Third Quarter FY 2020 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Statistics

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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, 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 community police departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 3rd Quarter FY 2020 (April-June) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 25
Child Safety Seats – 0
Intersection Violations – 60
Speeding – 249
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 4
Other Violations – 35
Arrests – 0
Vehicles Impounded – 4
Hours Worked – 157
Miles Driven – 1326

WFPD Releases 2020 2nd Quarter TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Statistics

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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, 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 community police departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 2nd Quarter FY 2020 (January -March) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 29
Child Safety Seats – 4
Intersection Violations – 76
Speeding – 350
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 5
Other Violations – 105
Arrests – 2
Vehicles Impounded – 6
Hours Worked – 234.5
Miles Driven – 1816

Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Hit & Run

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On 01-29-20, at approx 1:40 am, officers responded to nightclub in the 1400 blk of Iowa Park Rd in reference to a disturbance.

Investigation revealed that 35 year old Randal Burham had been asked to leave and eventually was escorted out of the club. When Burham got into his vehicle, he tried to run over the employee that escorted him out but hit a concrete pillar instead. He backed up and struck a parked car before unsuccessfully trying to hit the employee again. As he backed up to leave, Burham struck another parked car. Officers located Burham sitting in his car a short distance away and he was arrested and transported to jail.

He was charged with Aggravated Assault and 2 counts of Duty on Striking an Unattended Vehicle – Hit & Run.

FY 2020 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR’S ENFORCEMENT STATS RELEASED

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The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the FY 2020 CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR’S ENFORCEMENT  TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats which covered a two week period beginning Friday, December 13, 2019, and ended Wednesday,  January 1, 2020:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 10
Child Safety Seats – 0
Intersection Violations – 11
Speeding – 18
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 1
Other Violations – 3
Arrests – 1
Vehicles Impounded – 2
Hours Worked – 20
Miles Driven – 180

WFPD Releases 2020 1st Quarter TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats

636210405772280198-WFPD-STEPThe 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, 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 community police departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 1st Quarter FY 2020 (October – December 2019) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 31
Child Safety Seats – 2
Intersection Violations – 101
Speeding – 361
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 15
Other Violations – 120
Arrests – 1
Vehicles Impounded – 6
Hours Worked – 285
Miles Driven – 2,256

WFPD Releases 2019 4th Quarter and Year End TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats

636210405772280198-WFPD-STEPThe 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, 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 community police departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 4th Quarter FY 2019 (July – September 2019) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 40
Child Safety Seats – 0
Intersection Violations – 47
Speeding – 330
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 9 
Other Violations – 84
Warnings – 138
Arrests – 0
Vehicles Impounded – 4
Hours Worked – 245.5
Miles Driven – 1,962

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats for the fiscal year starting at October 2018 and going through September 2019

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 231
Child Safety Seats – 13
Intersection Violations – 264
Speeding – 1,613
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 52 
Other Violations – 555
Warnings – 548
Arrests – 13
Vehicles Impounded – 34
Hours Worked – 1,170
Miles Driven – 9,417
The WFPD is currently participating in FY 2020 Comprehensive STEP Grant, which runs from October 1, 2019 through September 30th, 2020.