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!

Meet WFPD Dispatcher Lindsay Kaer

2022 National Telecommunicator Week – The Unseen Heroes

Today’s unseen hero is WFPD Dispatcher and last year’s Telecommunicator of the Year Lindsay Kaer.

Lindsay, thank you for everything that you do! We appreciate you!!!

Who will be this year’s Telecommunicator of the Year? Keep checking our social media to find out. The announcement is coming soon.

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!