|The Weatherford Police Department is proud the community has one of the
lowest crime rates, within the state, for cities having more than 10,000 people.
In 1997, the last year in which complete statistics were available, 35.68 people per 1,000 population in Weatherford committed crimes. To put that in perspective, the crime rate for the state in 1995 was 55.91 per 1,000 residents.
The department consists of 19 commissioned officers, 9 communication and jailer officers, one full time and one part-time animal control officer, five reserve officers, and one chaplain.
From calls for service to records, the department is completely computerized. Officers work with residents to help them protect themselves against crime. The department also makes a considerable effort to educate and work with young people to help keep them out of the juvenile system.
State certified communication officers staff a fully accredited city jail facility. The Weatherford Municipal Court serves as both criminal and traffic court for misdemeanor cases. An attorney and judge presides over cases ranging from driving under the influence to walking your dog without a leash.
This local approach to handling what are mostly traffic crimes keeps the matter out of district court and is more convenient for Weatherford residents. The court administers a defensive driving course, as well.
Since 1985, when the department instituted one of the first "McGruff the Crime Dog" programs in the state, police officers have educated youngsters and adults about everything from the dangers of drug use to the establishment of Neighborhood Watch programs.
Modernization and professionalism will continue to be important facets as the Weatherford Police Department promotes its goal, "to protect and serve".
The Weatherford Police Station is located at 201 S.W. Main.
Call us at (580) 772-7791 or dial 911 in case of emergencies.
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