On 11-07-22, at approx 6:26pm, WFPD Patrol officers responded to the 4500 blk of Kell West in reference to a check welfare on a suspected overdose victim.

The officers arrived on scene and found an unresponsive 16-year-old male lying next to a vehicle in the parking lot.

The officers determined that the victim had overdosed on Fentanyl.

Officer Steven Pinkstaff administered a dose of his department issued NARCAN to the victim.

The victim responded to the NARCAN and was transported URHCS by AMR.

We are proud of Officer Pinkstaff for his decisive action that provided time for this young man to receive the medical attention he needed.

The victim is expected to recover.

Death of a Child Investigation

WFPD officers responded this morning at 6:28 am to 1415 North Rosewood in regard to CPR being done on a 3-year-old child. The child was eventually transported to the URHCS. The child was later pronounced deceased.

The WFPD Crime Against Persons and Crimes Against Children detectives are currently investigating this incident. 

The cause of death is not yet known.

Fentanyl Arrest

Officers in the WFPD Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant on 10-14-2022 at the Nature Inn and Suites located at 4500 Kell West Blvd.

The suspect, 24-year-old Blake Cook of Wichita Falls, was found alone in room #214.

The officers seized 1,790 Fentanyl pills from the room. The pills weighed 110 grams.

Cook was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1-B between four grams and 200 grams. Cook was transported to the Wichita County jail where his bond was set at $50,000.00.

We are proud of our Special Operations Unit and their diligent work investigating crimes involving Fentanyl!

4th Quarter and Year End Comprehensive STEP Grant Totals Released

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.

4th Quarter FY 2022 (July 1 – September 30) TXDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Violations-36

Child Safety Seat Violations-1

Intersection Violations-28

Speeding Violations-339

Distracted Driving-6

Non-Hazardous Violations-46



Vehicles Impounded-3

Hours Worked-240.5

Miles Driven-2190

FY 2022 TXDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Year-End Totals:

Adult Seatbelt Violations-101

Child Safety Seat Violations-2

Intersection Violations-205

Speeding Violations-1238

Distracted Driving-32

Non-Hazardous Violations-170



Vehicles Impounded-10

Hours Worked-845.38

Miles Driven-8233

Missing Person

The WFPD needs help in locating a missing person, 32-year-old Kyler David Dickerson of Wichita Falls.

Kyler has not been heard from since 04-12-22. Kyler is 5’11/197 lbs with red hair and blue eyes.

Kyler’s family is concerned for his welfare. Kyler is not in possession of his vehicle.

Please contact the WFPD on the non-emergency number 940-720-5000 if you have information on Kyler’s location.

Click It or Ticket Memorial Campaign Results (May 23-June 5)

The 2022 Click It or Ticket Memorial Campaign ran from May 23rd – June 5th.

Not only were Officers looking for Seat Belt Violations, they were also looking for other violations which would constitute hazardous driving behaviors.

The following is the data which was gathered from this campaign:

Seat Belt Violations – 177

Child Seat Belt Violations – 9

Intersection Violations – 59

Distracted Driving Violations – 11

Speed Violations – 74

Arrests – 1

Total Stops – 437

Enforcement Hours Worked – 171.67

The purpose of the campaign was to educate the public on the importance of buckling up every time they get into a vehicle and travel on a public roadway. The more people buckle up while driving, the less likely they are to be seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash.

Wichita Falls, let’s continue to do our part.


WFPD Arrests 2nd Capital Murder Suspect

Officers from the WFPD Special Operations Unit arrested a second suspect in the Capital Murder case that occurred at 23rd street and Grace Street on June 1, 2022.

The WFPD Gang Task Force and Tactical Unit arrested 17-year-old Isaiah Rey Sims of Wichita Falls on a Capital Murder arrest warrant at 1613 Keeler.

The bond is set at $1.5 million dollars.

We are extremely proud of the teamwork our officers have demonstrated during this investigation.

Thank you for your continued support, Wichita Falls!

We are grateful to serve such a supportive community.

WFPD Launches Voluntary SafeCam Program

***WFPD Launches Voluntary SafeCam Program***

Criminals, you’ve been warned. The Wichita Falls Police Department is rolling out a new investigative and crime prevention tool to help curb crimes here in our city.

SafeCam is a widely used and successful program in police departments across the country, and now it will be used to strengthen the partnership between Wichita Falls Police Officers and the community members they serve.

The concept is simple. Businesses and residents can register their security cameras with WFPD. People registering will give basic information such as their name, address, how many security cameras are operational and the direction they are pointed.

By compiling a list of known security cameras in neighborhoods, officers will be able to streamline investigations and directly contact residents or businesses who potentially caught suspects on camera. This partnership helps speed up the process of identifying and arresting suspects to prevent more crimes from occurring.

Security camera video is invaluable for investigators. SafeCam will make it easier to quickly solve neighborhood crimes and allow officers to take a proactive approach to stopping crime sprees.

The information provided to WFPD remains completely confidential, and in no way are officers able to view video unless it is voluntarily provided by the owner. Residents and businesses can voluntarily register their information and can opt out of the program at any time.

To register or find out more information about the program, click here:

This project will run in conjunction with, and as a supplement to, the Neighbors app by Ring.

Murder Suspect Arrested!

WFPD officers responded to the URHCS on 06-01-2022 at about 5:41 pm in reference to a gunshot victim.

The officers arrived and found the victim was a 15-year-old male. The victim was pronounced deceased at about 6:12 pm.

The officers and the WFPD Crimes Against Persons detectives determined the victim was shot in the area of 23rd street and Grace. Evidence was found at the scene.

A suspect was developed during the investigation. A 16-year-old male was eventually arrested at about 1:00 am on 06-02-2022 at the residence located at 1527 Blonde Street in Wichita Falls.

A search warrant was also executed at the residence.

The suspect is charged with Capital Murder because the offense occurred during a robbery.

We are extremely proud of the teamwork demonstrated by our officers during this investigation and arrest.

Thank you, Wichita Falls, for your help and support!

Both Sessions Now Full!


We thank you all for the support in the Junior Police Academy and spreading the word for this summer. The June and July dates have been filled!! We look forward to interacting with the children of our community and we will keep the public updated on when another Junior Police Academy will be held in the future. Thank you again Wichita Falls for your continued support!!