This Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. The event will be held at the McDonald’s located at 3103 Kemp Blvd from 8 am to 10 am. So come on out and meet officers from your police department. Feel free to ask questions and bring concerns.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.
With possible snowfall in the forecast the Wichita Falls Police Department would like to remind drivers that winter weather can create unpredictable and dangerous driving conditions. Here are a few safe driving tips for winter weather road conditions.
- Slow down. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions.
- Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice.
- Watch carefully for snow removal equipment and stay at least 200 feet behind snow plows.
- Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.
- If your vehicle starts to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer into the direction of the skid until you have regained traction. Then straighten your vehicle.
So far, over 4,000 Wichita Falls residents have joined the Wichita Falls Police Department on Nextdoor.com to get to know their neighbors and to take a stand against crime. Are you one of them? If not, please visit http://www.nextdoor.com and sign up. It’s free and simple. Iphone and Android apps are also available.
Here is what Nextdoor.com is all about:
Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.
Thousands of neighborhoods nationwide are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
People are using Nextdoor to:
- Quickly get the word out about a break-in.
- Organize a neighborhood watch group.
- Track down a trustworthy babysitter.
- Find out who does the best paint job in town.
- Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog.
- Find a new home for an outgrown bike.
- Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name.
Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.
Today Wichita Falls Mayor Santellana and WFPD Chief Borrego honored James Ware, Brandi Williams and 11 year old James “T.J.” Smith for their heroic actions in stopping the Aggravated Kidnapping of a 7 year old girl last Saturday. They were all presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for their bravery.
Please join us on Monday, May 16th @ 10am, for a remembrance ceremony in honor all of the law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony is open to the public and will be held on the front lawn of the WFPD Headquarters, 610 Holliday. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.