Electra PD Facelift - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Electra PD Facelift

Electra PD Facelift

 Electra command staff and patrol officers have been taking on more of the hours previously covered by the Wichita County Sheriffs Office. Tuesday Electra city leaders will end the service agreement with the WCSO. The streets will soon be patrolled by only Electra PD.

"Looking forward to managing our own department, which we have been doing with their assistance," said Electra Mayor Curtis Warner.

The WCSO have been patrolling the Electra streets for the last ten months. The Electra Police Department have been understaffed for a little over a year. EPD just recently filled their last opening and are a fully staffed operation.

"Within the next month we'll be on our own transitioning with the Sheriffs Office no longer carrying out normal duties in Electra," said Electra Deputy Michael Hopkins.

The city must provide the WCSO with a 30 day notice before the termination agreement. Hopkins said that all recently hired officers and staff will have completed their field training programs within the next two weeks. Electra PD recently re-branded from head to toe as a way of gaining back community confidence. In January of this year the city recently fired its Police Chief Johnny Morris.

"We changed the decals on the vehicles, we changed our uniforms to a tan and black, we changed our uniform patch up to incorporate the heritage of the community," said Hopkins.

On top of the new look the department also has a new motto of firm, fair, and consistent.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6



  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples

    Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples

    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:15 AM EST2018-02-24 14:15:50 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-02-24 16:01:19 GMT
    It didn't take long after Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley. (Source: AP Photos)It didn't take long after Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley. (Source: AP Photos)

    The indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges could have political implications beyond his office.

    The indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges could have political implications beyond his office.

  • The Latest: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

    The Latest: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-02-24 01:14:57 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:59 AM EST2018-02-24 15:59:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

  • Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-24 06:15:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:58 AM EST2018-02-24 15:58:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
Powered by Frankly